9 Jan 1943

Originally a sheet metal worker. First rode a speedway bike at a home-made track outside Stockholm at the age of 16.

Made his 2nd half debut at the Gubbangens Idrossplatt, Stockholm in 1960. He is the eldest of the three brothers. While still at school in Stockholm, Bengt became interested in speedway and saw his first ever shale meet when he was only seven.

That meeting stuck in his mind and at every opportunity he would creep up to the safety fence and watch the riders whizzing past.