Jon Olsson

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  1. Odlo shooting day 3

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    And day 3 is done!  I dont think I will ever be a model, but I almost feel like one with half naked girls running around! haha  Off to the airport in 30 mins, have a night shoot in Sthlm with Bakke and the Rs6, so I better get some sleep on the flight there!  Super stoked to finally see the car!


    /JON

  2. Odlo shoot day 2

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    Another shooting in the box! This time up on the Stubai glacier. Was pretty nice when we started and just as we fishished the weather rolled in! Will be a short blog today, lots of final details of the RS6 reveal to be set so I will check back in when I have more time! ;-) Was cool to see that Luca got to hit the jump in Sierra Nevada last night but I almost cried when I saw the shots, what are the odds that I am there for 3.5 weeks and it clears up the first day I leave? F““““`ck!

    /JON

  3. Odlo shooting!

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    Well that was a nice productive day!  Started with some last minute cleaning in Marbella, drove to Malaga, flew to Munich, drove to Insbruck and shot with an incredible team for the past few hours!  So sick to see what a real production team can do!  Makes me wish I had 25 Seppis traveling around with me! haha

    Time to sleep, more shooting in Stubai tomorrow so I better get som rest!  Feels godo to feel productive again, even it its in ski gear in door! haha

    /JON

  4. Come see the Rs6 and meet me in Stockholm!

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    On the 1st of April I am hosting a small VIP gathering at Audi Forum where a few elected guests and media will get to see the Rs6 and the new 56Nord boxes live for the first time!  So of course I need to invite a few of you guys as well! As we have limited space I can only fit 5 of you, and in order to pick 5 I will just see who can give me the best reson in the comments, so hit, me, why should you get to come and see this monster? ;-)

    The event takes place on the 1st of April in central Stockholm, so if you are around I would suggest you enter this one, I have not seen the car either so I am just as excited!

    /JON

  5. RS6 Power!

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    As we are only a few days from completion of the RS6 I figured that I would share these pics of the engine… TTE has built me some super mega custom gold turbos that Sterman has installed, so in a day or two we will find out if this thing is fast or not! haha I know that Stermans Rs6 700hp kit did 100-200km/h in 7.1 which is the same as a Mclaren MP-12 C and I can just say that we are aiming on a whole lot more than 700 hp so if I can’t crush an Aventador (6.9sek 100-200km/h) I will be very disappointed! ;-)

    Never been more stoked on a car than this one!  Stertman told me that the old version sounded like a Prius compared to this new one. Have an even more extreme exhaust from Milltek that just got installed, did not think it was possible to have a louder car but I guess it was…

    /JON

  6. Its turning!

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    Today ended up being a pretty good day despite my bad mood in the morning!  I came to the conclusion that part of the reason I was bummed was because I was behind on work. So I turned off my cell phone and crushed an 8 hour e mail session. So after that I felt back on track on that department so I went down for 9 quick holes at Los Naranjos!

    So now my mood is much better again, I guess I am a very moody person with big ups and down but thats just the way it is! haha  Anyway, just wanted to check in and say that I feel much better again! ;-) Last day down here tomorrow so have to pack up and get ready to get back on travel mode again!

    /JON

  7. Thoughts…

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    As I am pretty good at writing about how pumped I am on life I guess I should be just as honest when I am having a few bad days. I know I have nothing that should make me feel this way, but sometimes your mood is just different! As you know I am usually stoked to wake up and get to work, but the last week I have had a super hard time to get motivated to do anything.  Even if I try to work 8 hours a day I dont get enough work done I fall behind and I feel bad. Not ideal right now as I have a million things going down in the next 3 weeks with car launches, 56Nord launch, Tv shows, JOI and house constructions.

    I think it also has to do with the fact that I was so set to hit a jump so that now when I dont and I have time to work, my mindset is still on skiing. I hate it and I try to change it every day but I think the only way to get over this feeling is to fly to Innsbruck on Saturday for an Odlo shoot. Then I am where I should be according to my plan and doing what I should be doing!

    Oh well, just a few honest thoughts as I know my blog has been sucking, but at least now you know why!

    Some funny pics below of the Rebellion that has gottne buried in Ikea boxes the last two weeks! ;-) At least this place will be nice for the summer so something good will come from these “unproductive” weeks!

    /JON

  8. Just bummed…

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    Sorry guys that all of my social media has been sucking hard the last few days. Have just been in a bad mood as all my March plans are going to shit!  I was so fired up to hit this jump and then my hospital visit happened, the rain came in when I was cleared to ski and now when its stopped raining the wind is 50km/h. When you prepare yourself mentally and you keep getting shut down time after time it ends up draining your positive energy.

    But I am going to try to snap out of it and look at the bright side of things. I was here and did the best I could, bad luck with weather is something I can’t change and maybe it will all even itself out in the end if we are super lucky on the net trip! Now it looks like we have a 10% chance to hit this thing before I have to fly to Innsbruck so that really sucks!

    Did a great session at the gym today, felt good to sweat out all the frustration and just get back in to killer mode!

    /JON

  9. 56 Nord – Perfection in the making!

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    Over the past year I have had a million questions to why I have not had a ski box on my cars lately, I have not really said anything about it, but now its time to answer the questions. I have have just been waiting for 56Nord to finish the box that they have been working on for the past year. Finally a box that is on the same level as the cars they sit on. In the past I have had insane cars but still been stuck with normal plastic box as there was no alternative. Now that is all changed and when we release the Rs6 the very first 56Nord box in full clear coat carbon will be fitted on the roof. Cant wait to see the final product as the renderings I have seen looked insane, and the fact that Leif Tufvesson is in charge of the prototype production does not hurt either! ;-) They will start out with an exclusive all clear coat carbon version and have the affordable plastic version follow shortly after.  But I am more than stoked that there is now a new alternative on the ski box market with a design feeling that is totally different to what exists on the market now! Now we just need a long stretch of Autobahn to see what kind of speeds this box can handle on top of the RS6! A cool box is not worth anything if it can’t handle all my gear and high speed! ;-)

    So stay tuned for more pics of the box make sure to follow @56Nord on Instagram to see the latest pictures of the progress! website launching 31st of March!

    /JON

  10. Weather weather weather

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    Hey guys, sorry for the missed blog day yesterday! But with the poring rain outside all we do is chill at home, and when I dont take pictures its hard to sit down and write a good blog! Still raining hard outside so we are driving Lucas filmer to the airport today as he has to leave. Thought we would stop by and get some more Ikea stuff on the way home, not much else one can do in Marbella when you can’t be outside! (And I love the  build process haha).

    So as for now our jump plans are grounded for a few more days, looks like we might have some sun in a few days but the wind looks to be high, so I hope that changes! Freaking bad luck!  We go to the place with the most sun in Europe and just as we finish the kicker, a massive storm cycle comes in and stops us from hitting it. Maybe its someone above the clouds that does not think I should jump? ;-)  Our last deadline is on the 28th as I have to fly to Innsbruck for a commercial shoot, so I am really hoping that we get some luck before that!

    /JON