Carl Rydquist
Phone: 818-508-0122
PRECISION DRIVER
Redline Time Attack Mod RWD Champion (2010), USA Zandvoort 500 Winner (2005), Netherlands Two-time Swedish Endurance GT Racing Champion (2001, 2004), Sweden Memberships: SAG (Screen Actors Guild), FIA (International Racing License), Formula Drift Professional License, NASA Pro Racing License


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Height: 6'2" Sleeve: 35
Weight: 200 Neck: 16
Eyes: Blue Shoe: 9 1/2
Hair: Dark Blonde Waist: 33/34
Jacket: 42/43 Long Outseam: 42
Inseam: 35 Glove: 10/Large
Hat: 7 1/4

TELEVISION SPECIALS
Swedish Endurance Racing Championship (2003, 2004, 2005) Program Host
Swedish Karting Championship (2005) Program Host
Morgan +8 Le Mans 1975 (2004) Hotlap Feature
Porsche 911 GT2 Racecar (2003) Hotlap Feature
 
COMMERCIAL, STOCK FOOTAGE & AUTO SHOW FILMS
Volvo XC70 (2011) The Desert Fencers
Volvo S80 Executive (2011) The Photo Shoot
Volvo V70 (2011) The Diver
Lincoln MKZ (2010) Hybrid
Volvo V60 (2010) 60 Seconds
Volvo V60 (2010) From Desert To Ice
Volvo V60 (2010) Take Off
Hertz (2010) Journey On; Luke's Journey
Volvo C30 (2008) DrivE
Volvo S40 (2008) DrivE
Volvo V50 (2008) DrivE
Volvo XC60 (2008)
Volvo XC60 (2007)
Volvo XC90 (2007) Ocean Race Launch Film
Volvo XC70 (2007) Ocean Race Launch Film
Volvo V70 (2007) Ocean Race Launch Film
Volvo S40 (2007)
Volvo V50 (2007)
Volvo XC70 (2007)
Volvo V70 (2007)
Volvo C30 (2006)
Volvo Cars Active Safety Systems, Collision Warning & Auto Braking (2004)
 
PRINT WORK
Acura RDX (2008)
BMW M3 V10 Hartge Edition (2007)
Porsche 911 Turbo “Itsfun” – Current World Record car, standing 1K & standing ½K (2007)
Porsche 997 Carrera 4S (2006)
BMW 130i (2006)
Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet (2005)
Porsche 997 Carrera S (2004)
 
RIDE & DRIVE PROGRAMS
Coordinating Credits
Federal Mogul - Champion Spark Plugs (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Porsche Sweden (2005, 2006)
Philips Automotive Lighting (2003, 2004, 2005)
Caran (2004, 2005, 2006)
Micro (2004, 2005)
Mech-Sure Sweden (2003, 2004, 2005)
Effektiv Expo Events & Exhibitions (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Inca Design (2002)
Instructor / Hot-Lap Driver
Speedventures (2007)
Gatebil Street Car Fest (2007)
Sports Car Club of Gothenburg (2001-2007)
Expressen Motor Club (2005, 2006)
Puma Racing – all female racing team (2006)
Majorna Gocarting (2006)
 
CAR DEVELOPMENT DRIVER
Porsche 911 Turbo “Itsfun” (2007)
Volvo S80 (2004-2006)
Volvo V70 (2005-2007)
Volvo S60 Challenge factory racecars (2001)
 
CAR RACING EXPERIENCE
Creventic 24 Hours of Barcelona (2011)
  • Steam Racing Porsche 997 GT3 cup 2nd in class, 8th overall. Fastest team driver.
  • ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring Nordschleife (2011)
  • Steam Racing Porsche 997 GT3 cup DNF (co-driver accident). Fastest team driver.
  • MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship (2011)
  • AE Performance/Hankook/City Tire Nissan 350Z Twin Turbo 2nd. Fastest lap of the race. Lead 12/15 laps, electrical malfunction dropped to 2nd on last lap.
  • WINNER of Redline Time Attack Championship (Modified RWD class) (2010)
  • AE Performance Porsche 996TT 2WD & AE Performance/Hankook/City Tire Nissan 350Z Turbo.
  • 4 victories, 7 podiums in total out of 7 races, 1 track record (Liberty Grand Prix Willow Springs Intl).
  • NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Sacramento, CA (2010)
  • #74 MER/Hankook Mazda MX5 Playboy Cup. Hired as professional co-driver to Fast&Furious actor Paul Walker & Roger Rodas alongside pro-driver Jeff Westphal.
  • Gained 8 positions in first stint, handed car over in 2nd place, to Mr Walker. Drove triple stints during night/rain to make up for early differential failure. Engine quit at 22H (when back at 2nd place). Classified 7th in E1 class. Fastest team driver.
  • ADAC-Zürich 24 Hours of Nürburgring Nordschleife (2009)
  • Levin Racing Porsche 996 GT3 RS. Qual 32nd out of 210 cars. Gained 9 positions in first stint (incl stopping to change a front tire damaged by debris on track). Handed car over to co-driver in 23rd. DNF during night from 23rd (clutch throwout bearing). Fastest team driver.
  • Formula Lift (2009)
  • City Tire/Kallusive Clothing Nissan 350Z Twin Turbo Formula D: 3 events, Long Beach: top 32, Road Atlanta: top 32 + One More Time for top 16, Las Vegas: Qualified 7th (highest score on speed).
  • ADAC-Zürich 24 Hours of Nürburgring Nordschleife (2008)
  • Levin Racing Porsche 996 GT3 RS. Qual 21st out of 227 cars. Co-driver accident set us back to 175th position. Raced back to 25th when radiator leak ended race at 23h 20min. Fastest team driver.
  • Formula Drift Pro Am Qualifier, Tucson, AZ (2008)
  • 2003 Nissan 350Z (completely stock road car). Qualified to the Pro Am Nationals (6th/29).
  • Just Drift, Top Drift Battle Federal Cup (2008)
  • 2003 Nissan 350Z (completely stock road car). 8th, 15th, 8th, in 3 races. Season rank 8.
  • ADAC-Zürich 24 Hours of Nürburgring Nordschleife (2007)
  • Levin Racing Porsche 996 GT3 RS. Qual 18th of 225 cars. DNF (engine). Fastest team driver.
  • ADAC-Zürich 24 Hours of Nürburgring Nordschleife (2006)
  • Levin Racing Porsche 996 Cup. 9th in SP6 class. Fastest qualifier in team.
  • Swedish Endurance GT Racing Championship, First One Porsche 996 GT2, 1 race, 7th (set fastest lap, DNF, gearbox)
  • Endurance Racing Cup, Caran Racing Volvo S40 Racing, 1 race, 9th (teams best result)
  • Swedish Endurance GT Racing Championship(2006)
  • First One Porsche 996 GT2, 1 race, DNF from 2nd (differential). Fastest lap of the race. Fastest team driver.
  • Endurance Racing Cup (Touring Cars) (2006)
  • Caran Racing Volvo S40, guest driver 1 race, 9th (team’s best result)
  • Winner Zandvoort 500 (Holland) (2005)
  • Levin Racing Porsche 996 GT3 RS, fastest lap of the team drivers.
  • Runner-up Swedish Endurance GT Racing Championship Mälarverken (2005)
  • Racing Porsche 996 GT3 Cup. Total result Runner up of the championship. 2 victories, 5 podiums in 6 races, 2 fastest qualifying GT3 Cup. Fastest team driver 6/6 events.
  • Winner Swedish Endurance GT Racing Championship (2004)
  • Mälarverken Racing Porsche 993 RSR, 3 victories, 4 podiums, 2 pole positions in 6 races, 4 new lap records.
  • Fastest team driver 6/6 events.
  • Scandinavian Sports Car Challenge (2003)
  • HK Racing Radical Prosport 1300, 2 races 1 podium, fastest team driver 1/2 events.
  • Swedish Endurance Touring Car, Mobimech Racing BMW M3, 1 race, 10th (engine misfire)
  • Swedish Endurance Touring Car (2003)
  • Mobimech Racing BMW M3, 1 race, qual 2nd, 10th (engine misfire)
  • Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship (2002)
  • MH Motorsport Volvo S40 Racing Touring Car, 2 races 1 podium, fastest driver of 3 car team 2/2 events and best point scorer of team 1/2 events.
  • Winner Swedish Endurance GT Racing Cup (2001)
  • Elgh Motorsport/Apex Racing Porsche 964 RS, 1 win and 3 second places in 4 races, 1 pole position. Fastest team driver 3/4 races
  • Endurance Racing Cup (Touring Cars)(2001)
  • Ravila Motorsport BMW 320, guest driver 1 race, 2nd, teams best result of the season
  • Volvo 242, guest driver 2 races: 7th, teams best result of the season and 15th
  • Winner of Eurosport Super Racing Weekend Challenge(2001)
  • Gocarts, beat more than 1000 contestants. Was invited to pro finals and finished 3rd behind Mercedes Works Driver Peter Dumbreck and Formula A Championship Runner up Fredrik Danielsson
  • Winner Sports Car Club of Gothenburg Club Racing Championship (2000)
  • Lotus Super 7, 2 wins, 1 second, 1 third, 1 fourth. Two fastest laps
  • MGCC Club Racing Championship(2000)
  • Lotus Super 7 Qualified 2nd, DNS (engine)
  • Various races in Sports Car Club of Gothenburg Racing Championship(1996 to 1999)
  • Lotus Super 7. 4 races 1 win, 1 second, 1 third, 1 fourth
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    RELATED EXPERIENCE
    Volvo Corporate Test Driver (2004-2008)
    High speed testing, winter testing
     
    SKILLS
    Skiiing, sailing, golf, tennis, inlining, floor hockey, play the guitar Performance Two Driving Team (2007-Present)
     
    MODELING
    Freeport Designer Outlet Village: Jaqcues Heim, Mexx, Levis, Chevignon, Quiksilver