Ove Lundell

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Ove Vilmer Lundell (May 29, 1930 - September 4, 2001) was a Swedish professional motocross racer.[1]

Lundell was born in Möklinta outside Sala in the county of Västmanland, Sweden.[2] He was one of the finest off-road motorcyclists from Sweden, a nation that produced many of the sport's first world champions.[1][3] His career began at the age of fifteen, when he performed at Swedish circuses where he rode Wall of Death carnival sideshows on an old Indian motorcycle.[1][2]

Lundell worked during the 1950s and 1960s as a rider for the Monark factory racing team.[1] Monark was a large Swedish bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer that was also involved in construction and development. Lundell won the Swedish motocross national championship in 1955, 1958 and 1960, and was a member of victorious Swedish Motocross des Nations teams in 1958, 1961 and 1962.[1] He was also successful in a variety other events, such as road racing, enduro, and Snowmobile races.[2] Lundell won several Gold Medals in the International Six Days Trial and won the Swedish enduro national championship riding Monark motorcycles.[2]

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Lundell was a highly regarded coach for young Swedish motorcycle riders, based at Anneberg Motocross Track outside Varberg on the Swedish west coast. From the mid-1970s to the early 1980s he worked in Manaus, Brazil helping develop a Monark moped for that country.[2] He returned to Sweden and in 1984, he started racing again, taking part in many National and International vintage racing events with great success.[2] He died of cancer in Varberg in the county of Halland, Sweden.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ove Lundell". vintagemonark.com. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Ove Lundell: Who Was He?" (PDF). classicmx.se. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "The History of the Swedes". mxgp.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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