While the real people keeping Swedespeed friendly and inviting are our loyal readers and forum community members, there are a few people keeping things running smoothly each day. Working alongside our many moderators and their tireless efforts to keep the community together, these are the people behind the projects, the reviews, and the pictures you enjoy on the front page.
Stu is a born-again Volvo fan. While some of his earliest car memories involve gazing out the back window from the rear-facing third row of a neighbors 240 wagon, it wasnt until he drove an S60R test car while on staff at Automobile Magazine that he realized he need to own something with the iron mark. Lets just say the S60R had him at Spit, Pop, Burble. Hes been running the day-to-day editorial on Swedespeed since early 2009 and has spent the majority of that time trying to keep a tired 850 T-5R running strong. Having recently sold that car, hes looking forward to a two-doored project in the future and would settle for anything between a P1800 and a first-gen C70.
- Volvo History - 2009 C30 T5, 1995 850 T-5R Wagon, 2010 XC60 T6
Senior Editor, Founder
George has always been into European cars but his first experience with Volvo was when he purchased an 850R in 2000. He loved the car but he also saw room for improvement and began to upgrade his virgin brick. Already working on the Volkswagen website VWvortex, he saw the need for a online magazine-forum geared toward Volvo owners and enthusiasts. The rest you probably know if you read this site, but George has continued to own a line of Volvos including a 245 that wont quit at over 300,000 miles while his family truckster is our Swedespeed Project XC90 T6.
- Volvo History
- 1997 Volvo 854R, 1990 Volvo 240, 1999 Volvo S80, 2004 Volvo S80 T6, 2008 Volvo C30
Editor, Forum Administrator
When it comes to cars and particularly Volvos, Chris Stewart has an addiction. Chris own long Volvo resume includes just about every modern era Volvo you can think of including both generations of V70R, an XC90 Sport and (our favorite) his current Stage 3 first-gen manual trans V70. If the need for modifying high-performance Volvos is a disease then we hope Chris is never cured. If it is an addiction, we dont see the need for a Betty Ford Clinic visit any time soon.
- Volvo History
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