Raggare – A Swedish Car Culture

Raggare is a subculture found mostly in Sweden and parts of Norway, Finland,  Denmark, Germany, Austria and Russia. Raggare are related to the greaser subculture and are known for their love of hot rod cars and 1950s American pop culture.

While the raggare movement has its roots in late 1950s youth counterculture, today it is associated mainly with middle aged men who enjoy meeting and showing off their retro American cars. However, the subculture retains its rural and small town roots as well as its blue collar and low brow feel. The original phenomenon unleashed moral panic but the contemporary raggare subculture tends to be met with amusement or mild disapproval by mainstream society.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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