Saab Performance Team do rain dance at Spa, Belgium

The Saab Performance Team leaped to recent prominence a few years ago when a video of them at the famous Spa racetrack at Francorchamps in Belgium went viral. Of course, Saab have had a performance driving team for a long time now, with their famous Saab Suite dating back to the late 1980s.
The team were back at Spa last week, though unfortunately the conditions didn’t lend themselves to much in the way of tyre screeching as it was raining during their performance. I’ve got some video to load up later, but these photos will have to do for now.
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The day was a race day at Spa with a special Saab presence, including the Saab 9-3x. This vehicle is starting to do the rounds more and more and should be hitting European showrooms in the next month or so.
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From a Saab perspective, the event comprised a day for invited customers, hosted by Saab Belgium.
The day started at an abbey in Stavelot, close to Spa. Around 60 couples were welcomed with a fleet of Saab 9-3 convertibles, which they drove in convoy to Spa. They even had a police escort, front and rear!
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The convertibles doing a circuit in formation…..
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The cars were then used to parade the drivers for the day’s racing…..
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It looks like Saab Belgium are on the move once again. They’ve possibly been the single most active Saab jurisdiction in recent months, with 9-4x displays and other things going on.
Despite the rain on this occasion, I’m sure everyone involved had a good time.
I’ll do my best to get the video loaded up soon.
If you’re on Facebook, you should look up Saab Beherman Brussels and befreind them. There should be a whole collection of photos from this event there for you to look at.

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