In the mists of Alvdalen Hampus Nyberg (L), 15 years old, and 16-year-old Jens Persson (R) have fun with their friend Fredrik Fornstedt (in the car) and their €˜forest toy€™. The car used to belong to Jens’s grandfather but it now stands in the woods near Fredrik’€™s house, which has a workshop attached to it. Fredrik’€™s father, uncle and brother are all car mechanics. As none of the boys are old enough to drive they mainly take it apart and put it back together again. Occasionally they burn a bit of tyre so they can put new ones back on.

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