Born in Mora, Professional Skier and alpine ski racer.
Jon Olsson
  1. The closest thing!

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    Here goes Gumball video nr two for this week, I think maybe you saw a couple pictures of a guy doing all of Gumball with a big ass helmet on his head with a Sony 4K camera mounted on top of it. Well this is what came out of it, I think its as close to Gumball you can come without actually being on the rally! Nice to see a Gumball video with a unique perspective, so thanks to Max for punishing himself with this helmet for a week straight! haha

    So enjoy this one while I head out to watch Mission Impossible, left Janni at the airport today so now I am on my own here in Monaco. Time to get my game face on and train hard and kill a million e mails a day! Finally figured out what makes me feel good and sticking to it! (Unlike in the past where a “I am going to start working out more/stop drinking now” etc post would come every few weeks! haha  Now have 10 weeks without alcohol and I am loving every minute of it, I get so much more done and feel in control of my life! ;-)

    /JON

  2. Gumball videos!

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    Just realized that I forgot this video!  I know you guys love the Gumball stuff, so here is a little video from the rally with Deadmau5 and Lewis Hamilton. Crazy to have these kind of guys on the rally!  More fun videos to come in the next few days! Enjoy!

    /JON

  3. Secret spots!

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    I have lived here in Monaco for 10 years now, but most of the time when I come, its a few weeks at most. This means that I usually stay to things I know and suck at exploring the places around Monaco.

    Yesterday my friend Jordan took us to Beaulieu as he has his art studio there and I have to say that I fell in love with the place, such a nice hidden place right on the beach!  So me and Janni zipped on a few virgin drinks for a couple hours watching the sun set. Crazy to think that its only 15 mins from Monaco and with how crowded the beaches are now, its fantastic to get away!

    Have a dinner booked at Le Mas Provencal tonight, never been but thanks to Jordan we are now on our way to check it out, supposed to be a crazy place with flowers and fruits everywhere so I cant wait to check it out! Perfect last night with Janni as she has to fly back tomorrow!

    Just got back from a two hour bank meeting and for the first time after a summer it was fun to look at the account! haha  So not only have I not been hungover once, I also have a happy banker as I have stayed away from crazy parties! ;-) haha

    /JON

  4. Morning man?

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    Whats going on?  Today I woke up at 11 and I was still dead tired, usually I am wide awake at 7am so I guess its reactions from killing my energy super hard on my drive here! I dont think I slept past 8 a single time this summer so this was a really weird morning for me!

    Usually I have my morning coffee in bed while I start working, but yesterday me and Janni went down to the Ariston cafe thats in the bottom of my building. Was super nice to sit there and work for a couple of hours, so thats something I might have to do more of! Love the fact that me and Janni are on the same programs with work that can be done anywhere, make things so much easier as traveling couple!

    Lambo is back here in Monaco so that feels good, hope to get it back fixed asap so I can enjoy it down here, I mean thats the reason that I took it here so it better be done asap! But right now its time for a swim in the ocean between e mails! ;-)

    /JON

  5. Douchebags is hiring!

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    Now thats more like it, energy is back after my little trip, e mails have been crushed and sweat has been flowing!

    As you might know I started Douchebags with parter Truls 4 yeas ago and its been an amazing journey so far, we have had a small tight team and grown the business from the core up. Last year we sold out of most things on the web shop in a matter of weeks, so this year we have almost 10 folded our orders to keep up with the requests from around the world. This has created a rapid growth of the company an by the years end we will have 9 full time employes which is crazy if I look back just 24 months ago!

    As we have an opening in the company I figured that I would let you guys know incase one of you are interested. We are currently looking for a marketing manager in the company who will work tightly with me to find new cool ways to promote the brand, so if you think you have what it takes, check out all the details HERE!

    So proud of what our team have achieved in the last 3 years and I cant wait to see what the future brings us. I am proud of a lot of things I have done on skis, but this is starting to make its way up there as well! So thanks for all the support that you guys have given us!

    As for new products in the web shop things should be getting filled up in the next few weeks, will let you guys know once its all on there! So get you shopping game faces on! ;-)

    /JON

  6. 25 hour challenge!

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    Now that turned out to be a real challenge! Normally the drive from Marbella to Monaco can be done in 12-14 hours if you drive at night, ours took twice that! haha

    It all started great, was loving the highway monster that the Murc is, but after a few hours I heard a noice from the front. After some analyzing we realized that it was the probably the front differential as Murcs can have a problem with that if you have aftermarket wheels with new rolling radius. We slowed down to 90km/h and it seemed fine, but all of a sudden it got really shitty with smoke in the car. So at 2am we tried to find a tow truck in the middle of nowhere. No luck with that and an hour later the car had cooled down enough to keep on driving slowly, so we said F it and decided that we would try to make it to Valencia. Drove at 80 km/h so we were getting hyper tired from the sound of the car with the combination of no speed at all. Worked great on the way to Valencia so we said F it, lets try Barcelona, same there worked great so we said F it again and lets try to go for Monaco!

    What actually out an end to the drive was not the front diff but the fuel system, seemed like the car did not get fuel in a weird way, no idea if the low super constant  revs for 12 hours caused that but at least we did our best to make it!

    Finally found a tow truck and a ride to Monaco (where we of course got stuck in traffic so the last 400km took us over 6h).

    Just woke up after 14 hours of sleep (with a brakfast break) so I think that shows how tired we were! Driving for 25 hours with the constant knowledge that things are not right just drains your energy! Probably the most exhausting drive I have every done!

    Have my Monaco mechanic picking up the car right now so will find out soon what our problems were, hoping that its not to bad! As soon as I get the car back I will get some proper photos and do a full write up on the car and the full story on it, but right now I have to put some more food in my body and actually enjoy my birthday! haha  Yes I am turning 33 today! ;-) Below are a couple screen grabs from my Snapchat story from yesterday as thats all the pics I ended up taking with all the chaos we had!

    /JON

  7. Sideways at Ascari!

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    There we go, finally time to sit down and blog again! I know I said I would blog every single day this summer, but I think even if I have missed a couple days I have been way more active then I have ever been on here, or what do you guys think? ;-)

    Anyway, drove up to Ascari yesterday to meet with Klaas who owns and built the track. Turned out they had changed the club day last minute so we did not have the fire marshals on the course, and driving without them would not be smart… So we had a loooong lunch and talked about everything from business to racing and I have to say that Klaas is one of the most inspirational human beings I have ever met. His passion for everything he does and his commitment is just incredible, so to me a lunch discussion with him was just as good as a few hours on the track in a race car!

    One of the conclusions he had if I want to be faster on a track is gaining more car control, so we spent the afternoon with the race buggies they have up there and I have to say that it was just sick! Not only great training but so much fun, so if some of you visits the track, make sure to try them out! Just as fun if not more than the Radicals

    At the end of the day we got the fire marshals out there for 5 mins so I got to sit in on a few laps with Klaas (who has the lap record in an F1 car) and I was just blown away by the skills he has, if the drivers at the TT cup are anything like him I should hand in my gloves right away! haha I can see myself performing on a similar level, but I know that there will be a LOT of training required to be comfortable enough to push things that hard!

    Last day in Marbella this summer tomorrow before I drive over to Monaco, so need to get a ton of things organized as there will be a lot of construction going on this winter!

    /JON

  8. Lost luggage trip!

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    Whenever Janni is worried about lost luggage I always tell her not to stress as it so rare that it happens! Now we lost the bags on the way to Greece and then it happened again from Frankfurt to Malaga. Usually I have what I need in my carry on bag, but this time I was in such a rush packing up after Hockenheim that I put the computer charger in the check in bag so for the last 36 hours I have not had a computer! And not having that is like not having access to water to me! haha

    Anyway, now its back and I am in “dark room mode” today to make up for the lost time! I did however have time to test some real horse power yesterday!  Jannis dad has found a new obsession in horse riding so I joined him for a stroll. Kind of an idiotic idea as these were not the small kind of slow horses and I have not been on one in 15 years, and he has only been out twice, but I think we did pretty good. Loved the experience as I always think a big animal gives you such a nice calming feeling, so have another session booked on Saturday, but first a trip to Ascari tomorrow! haha

    /JON

  9. Obsession grown stronger!

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    I really don’t know what the hell I have been doing for the past 6 years! I used to drive a ton on the track but for some reason I stopped prioritizing it, but now that I am back in it, I really don’t know what got into me! I really truly love driving on tracks!

    Had such a kick ass day in Hockenheim where I got to borrow a super sick ABT tuned Audi R8 V10 for the day. Very different to be back on street tires, but great practice to get variety in the cars I drive! Since my first ever car race will be in Hockenheim in October it was great to get to know the track as I know that will help a ton once the first TT cup training comes around! A bit scary with all the cars on the track today crashing left right and center, but also great to get used to driving with cars around me!

    After these last few track days I am now 100% set on the fact that my next car build will be a full blown track machine so I invited Marius who works as a race engineer and driver coach in order to set a good plan for the new car, so we worked on my driving and had hours of discussions to what we would do with the car build. So I think the vision is becoming quite clear and I can’t wait to start building this thing! I need my own track weapon but as you all know I love to be able to drive my cars on the streets and up to the mountains, so we have quite a challenge ahead of of! haha

    Just got to Marbella where I will wrap up a few renovation plans before I fly home to Monaco on Sunday, will be super nice to spend some time at home again and just chill and not have building projects all around me like I have in Marbella!

    /JON

  10. Back to work!

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    Now this is starting to feel more like my normal life! haha Left Athens last night, had a layover in Munich and finally got to my hotel here in Berlin at 1 am. Shot with Odlo all day and right now I am waiting for my flight to Frankfurt where I will meet up with Bakke and drive over to Hockenheim later tonight! So full speed again!;-)

    Love working with amazing photographers and try to learn as much as possible, Alexander is a true boss to work with! Stoked to see the new Odlo stuff as well for the first time, cant wait to wear it in Australia in 3 weeks, getting super pumped to ski after this nice long summer break and things are always more fun when you have new gear!

    But first a day of track driving in Hockenheim, very excited to see that track!

    /JON