Video: Dinner presentation from the 2010 Saab Festival

The following videos have been published on YouTube, on Saab’s official channel. It’s the full “Top Notch” presentation made by Peter Backstrom and Christopher McKinnon. It was modelled (loosely) on the BBC program Top Gear, using that show as an inspiration for the setting and atmosphere.

This year’s Saab Festival recognised the 50 years that have passed since the inception of the Saab 96, hence the focus on that model in early parts of the video. Other segments include a look at the Mille Miglia, an interview with Mr Saab, Erik Carlsson, a little bit with yours truly and Claes Robertsson about the Saab Support Convoys and a few other bits with Vladimir Antonov and myself at the end.

I hope you enjoy the show. Personally speaking, it was a pretty special evening, but then any evening at a Saab Festival is just that – special.

There are 16 episodes in all.

Part 1 – Introduction by Jan-Ake Jonsson

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTWmrzW1IKY

Part 2 – Intro of Peter Backstrom, Christopher McKinnon and the Mayor of Trollhattan, Paul Akerlund, who delivers a very gracious and heartfelt message of thanks.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q85gO9XHFGQ

Part 3 – Saab 96 and V4

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKYxmJ-C8qM

Part 4 – Saab 96 and V4 (cont)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOq7krHSxjM

Part 5 – Saab 96 and V4 (cont)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxEgdrotezs

Part 6 – Interview with Erik Carlsson

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVG4mRhzoI0

Part 7 – Interview with Erik Carlsson (cont)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9EAvu4tzH4

Part 8 – Victor Muller and Jan-Ake Jonsson on the Mille Miglia

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHtl7flVyP8

Part 9 – Victor Muller and Jan-Ake Jonsson on the Mille Miglia (cont)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJIitJu6w28

Part 10 – Award winners from the car show

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OB1gDqtLeg

Part 11 – Award winners from the car show (cont)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oz7ChCXsxU

Part 12 – Myself and Claes Robertsson on Saab Support Convoys

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDncbMCTHBU

Part 12 – Myself and Claes Robertsson on Saab Support Convoys (cont)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxFhHENWN7M

Part 14 – Victor Muller, Jan-Ake Jonsson and Mats Fagerhag on the future

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxzayIFddJU

Part 15 – Victor Muller, Jan-Ake Jonsson and Mats Fagerhag on the future (cont.)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4c-cky1xKg

Part 16 – Vladimir Antonov and the Saabs United award….

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAdcucLI7HM

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