When the Klevaliden Hill Climb was inaugurated, two-wheel racing was on the move. This first southern uphill stretch of 1,000 meters was merely minutes away from the factory, in the town of Huskvarna. It was used for nine years, before the northern part of Klevaliden came into use in 1933. On page 255 in the 1926 midsummer issue of nationwide magazine “Svensk Motorsport”, there is a story on the third Klevaliden Hill Climb. It gives you an insight on the great battle between Sweden’s two giant riders of the era - diplomacy vs daredevil. First, the commentator introduced veteran Erik Westerberg through the megaphones as you could hear a roar from eager spectators, who had waited long for their champion. His race time after a dwindling speed on the 10 per cent steep uphill: 59 seconds – today’s best, so far. The following announcement presented youngster Gunnar Kalén being next in line as the crowd shouted, “Now, he’s coming!” It seemed that his performance had a twinkle of “win or die” in it. Kalén not only ousted his opponent, but also set a new track record of 58.6 seconds – four tenths of a second better than Westerberg. With an entrance fee of one Krona (approx. 20 U.S. cents), people returned home being thrilled by the drama.