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Carl’s Cars

Carl's Cars is a "magazine about people," but hey, aren't they all? What makes this Norwegian publication different is hard to nail down. Sure, there's a fashionable streak of one-upmanship about it--with winsome girls folding skinny legs into the crushed velour interiors of cars built before they were born--but mostly it's about small-scale fanaticism, with Nordic obsessions the most popular of all. That means lots of lovingly preserved Volvos, interviews transcribed into idiosyncratic English, and fondness for automotive Americana.

TMN Contributing Writer Jonathan Bell lives in South London. He co-edits Things Magazine and likes to write about architecture. More by Jonathan Bell

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