Saab CabrioChallenge 2016 РFriendly Västermanland

It’s has gone a year, and like last year is this time of year time for a new edition of Saab CabrioChallenge. I got a report and some wonderful pictures from our friend Mioh, thanks for sharing! ūüôā


This edition of Saab CabrioChallenge took place in a fantastic sunshine last Saturday, August 20th. This event has been arranged annually since 2008, and attracted even this year a large number of cheerful and pleasant Saab enthusiasts. This year the CabrioChallenge start in Hallstahammar to F√§rna.¬†The event started as usual little easy Friday evening at “Brukshotellet” in Hallstahammar for those that were in place the day before start.

Saturday morning all attendants were gathered at “Brukshotellet”, and after a welcome greeting and distribution of the roadbook the topless Saabs roll into central Hallstahammar for a obligatory group photo. After the photoshot was over was it time to explore the roads by friendly V√§stmanland. Along the road to the destination F√§rna trees, churches, ancient monuments and lakes was passed. When we reach our final destination F√§rna mansion the afternoon coffee was served, and for those who wanted their spa at our disposal. Later Friday evening all of us was gathered in the mansions main hall there a fine dinner was served for us. We enjoyed the entire evening with good food and nice atmosphere in true Saab-spirit.scc2016_mioh_logga

Sunday morning started with spa for some and a proper breakfast for all of us. After we had checked out all of us headed for Köping where we visited Bil & Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna (Car and Technological Museum). We got a really excellent guide at the museum with great empathy and expertise guided us through the history.

Satisfied and happy we thanked each other for a nice weekend and the organizers wished all welcome to Saab CabrioChallenge 2017.

And now – the pictures!

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Pilots Wanted 2016

From Friday evening dinner, at Schwedenkai

The first weekend in June (3-4th of June), the second edition of the event “Pilots Wanted” took place in Kiel, Germany. Like the first time back in 2014 it was the guys at Autohaus Lafrentz and that organized this event. Some of our readers may know about Autohaus Lafrentz and I’m sure some of you think that you had heard that name before – and if you are in to the new generation 9-5, I’m sure you heard it before. The guys at Lafrentz is in my opinion specialists in the new generation 9-5, and the fact that they organizes a 9-5 meeting also tells me that they are enthusiasts. Many will also remember that they played a major part in the process with get the NG9-5 SportCombi street legal. So there is no doubt the team at Lafrentz is “a bit” more interested in Saab than the average Saab-delar, which is evident as you enter the shop… ūüôā

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For the first time in 23 years the UK Saab Owners Club National is being held in Wales this year from 29-31 July 2016.

This is a particularly proud moment in the short history of the Welsh branch of the Saab Owners Club Dragon Saab, due in part to the fact our club was formed only 3 years ago and also due to a very healthy and active club which has managed to secure this prestigious event and bring it back to Wales in such a short time since it’s formation.

We are now at an advanced stage in the organisation and have secured an absolutely stunning location being Pembrey Country Park in West Wales. This venue is in an incredibly beautiful part of Wales with a huge range of facilities and amenities. It is located right on the Gower Peninsula and boasts EIGHT miles of golden sands! There are also 550 acres of beautiful woodlands within the location. Also to be found is a 130m long dri ski slope and the longest toboggan run in Wales. These are just a few of the extensive range of activities available making it the perfect family location and a great venue for a Saab National.

We are able to offer caravan and camping facilities with electric or there are a number of local hotels and guest houses. Our itinerary is guaranteed to provide a memorable event with some already booking for longer to combine it with a short holiday.

Here is a list of all on offer at Pembrey, something for everyone I am sure you will agree. Plus in addition to this we have organised a great schedule of entertainment and food throughout the weekend.

  • Eight miles of golden sands at Cefn Sidan beach
  • 550 acres of idyllic woodlands.
  • 350 caravan/camping pitches..
  • The longest toboggan run in Wales.
  • 130 metre long Dry Ski Slope.
  • Forest adventure playground.
  • Cafe Bar.
  • Manicured parkland for frisbee, cricket, and football.
  • Large adventure playground.
  • Outdoor Laser Tag.
  • Soccer Zorb.
  • Segways.
  • Picnics & designated BBQ sites.
  • 8 Wildlife trails with set routes plus beach walks.
  • Natural parkland.
  • Visitors Centre.
  • Beach kiosk.
  • Sea fishing facilities.
  • Corsican pine forest.
  • Conservation pond with bird hides.
  • Cycle Hire.
  • Horse Riding.
  • Pitch and Putt.
  • Crazy Golf.
  • Miniature Steam Railway.

We sincerely hope some of you here will decide to come along to what promises to be a national to remember!!

Below you will find links to the booking form and local area. If you would like further information please contact me at [email protected]





Swedish national TV: Consumers program visits NEVS


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NEVS Technology and Engineering Department Picture from SVT

As part of the Swedish National TV¬īs Consumers program Plus+ they started to investigate the gasoline from Statoil. Statoil claims an added 2,7% increase in extended distance running the car on their MILES spec. 95 octane unleaded gasoline. After having reached less then the expected 2,7% on the road they turned to NEVS in Trollh√§ttan and their laboratories. Same results where found during the controlled measurements. Statoil replies that “it differs between cars…………..”

Link to SVT Plus+ I hope it can be seen globally!

Great to see that the engine labs are up and running.

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Automatic driver robot named “ROBERT” inside a SAAB 9-3 Sedan

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SAAB 9-3 NG Sedan US Spec in the dynamic test cell at NEVS

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Could not find any secrets on the walls………

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Saab Car Museum celebrates 40 years!

facebook-eventI know many of you guys has been to the Saab Car Museum (and for you that hasn’t been there – you have something to look forward to) in Trollh√§ttan, and this year the museum actually celebrate 40 years!

Of course haven’t our dearly loved museum been at the current location since 1975, there has been some changes since then. When the museum opened the doors for the first thime it was locates in the basement of the old Saab-ANA building, in Tunhemsv√§gen. For you guys that has been to Trollh√§ttan and know the area, we’re¬†talk about the building where Brandt sell Volvo cars today, near Hjulkvarns Camping. After some years the museum was moved to the current location, and some years after the relocation the¬†exhibition area was doubled. The next big step was in 2005 when Saab gave the¬†the museum a makeover and opened it up the way we know it today.

As we remember from a couple of years ago, it was not¬†obvious that the museum could celebrate 40 years – ¬†so my¬†challenge to all of you is to visit our museum. Not just at the big events such as the Saab festival, but why not spend some hours at the museum in the weekend or if you have a day off with no plans? Gather some friends and/or family and take a road-trip to the museum in your Saab, and just enjoy… Sounds like a perfect day for for me!

The UrSaab getting some air / Photo:
The UrSaab getting some air / Photo:

So the short and direct invitation from the museum goes as this:

Believe it or not, it¬īs 40 years since the Saab Car Museum opened its doors for the first time at Tunhemsv√§gen in Trollh√§ttan in 1975. Come and celebrate with us Saturday October 24 between 11.00-16.00! We celebrate with open house, cake and coffee! Bring your Saab and your memories of 40 years of Saab enthusiasm!

If you want to read more about the history of the museum, check out the Saab Car Muesum webpage
I also want to remind people about the Saab Car Museum Support Organization, that is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote Saab Car Museums business. You will find more information here about this great way to support the museum.

WHAT:  Saab Car Museum 40 years celebration
WHERE: Saab Car Museum, Trollhättan
WHEN: Saturday 24th October, 11:00-16:00

First WIN ever for a SAAB 9-3 Racing car in Swedish STCC Series

SU has written articles on the two teams racing Saab 9-3 STCC cars in the STCC Racing Series here in Sweden. Yesterday Daniel Hagl√∂f who is not only the driver parallell to Emma Kimil√§nen in the PWR team but now also the team manager after that Peter “Poker” Wallenberg has stepped back. Peter is still with the team that bears his name. Daniel managed to make a dual Saab win with G√∂ransson from the Tid√∂ Team in second place.

This is the most important SAAB Racing victory in a very long time! Great work in the PWR Team. Congratulations! РJörgen Trued

Thus putting the Cyan Volvo of Thed Björk in third position. But it was really close racing for that third place and if the race would have been one more lap I am convinced that the other PWR driver Finnish driver Emma Kimiläinen would have made it a trip Saab win. Let hope for that in the near future. Lets hope Daniel puts SaabsUnited on the VIP list at PWR for next season so we can do even more and in depth stories about the team and its success.



Saab CabrioChallenge 2015 РIn the darkest Småland

From our friend Mioh I’ve recived this great pictures and report from CabrioChallenge 2015, and this years adventure went from Vetlanda to V√§stervik. Enjoy!


This years Saab CabrioChallenge took place in a brilliant sunshine in darkest Småland, Saturdag, August 15th. This event has been arranged annually since 2008, and this years attracted a large number of cheerful and pleasant Saab enthusiasts from Sweeden, Norway, UK and Australia.
The event had a soft start on Friday night at Wallby Säteri in Vetlanda with a snack and a dinner, for those who were there the day before the start.

cabriochallenge005_2015On Saturday morning we all were gathered at Wallby S√§teri. After a welcome greeting and the distribution of the roadbook the roofless Saabs roll in to the forests of Sm√•land. On the roads through Sm√•land against V√§stervik and the sea in east we passed trees, churches, lakes, trees, ice cream shops and several well-known places from Astrid Lindgren’s World.¬†At noon we came to Fr√∂dinge dairy, and here we take a light lunch on the grass in best picnic style. After lunch we drove through Sm√•lands tree dense landscape to the spot for the now obligatory group photo. Our final destination for the day was V√§stervik, where it was arranged a “Sportcar Day” this weekend. Saturday evenings activity at this event was a motorcade through cental V√§stervik and out to Gr√§ns√∂ Castle. Of course our sporty Saabs was attending in this motorcade, together with other sporty cars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Porsche and others. When the motorcade was finished we went to our hotel, where a fancy dinner was ready for us. Here we enjoyed the entire evening of great food and a nice atmosphere in true Saab spirit.

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IntSaab 2015; 9-5 style – part 3

DSC01050_50_suThis is part 3 and final part in the IntSaab 2015 journey, you will find part 1 here , and part 2 here

Tuesday it was time to head for Loen to meet the “real” IntSaab participants. After a late night on Monday, it was nice to have a day with a shorter distance – to Loen was it about one and a half hour to drive. We arrived to Stryn, and after a quick wash we roll into Loen. As a local – I have driven through Loen hundreds, maybe thousands of times – I thought it should be easy to find the site for the event. First we drive trough the city on the main road, then through the city on a smaller road, but nothing that could look like a place for a Saab-convention. OK, we where early but to not see anything I thought seems little fishy. So after a little phone-call, we found it, at the combined school and¬†community center, the exit from the main road was about 50 meter after where we choose the smaller road back to the city… All those times I had driven by the exit from the main road, I’d always thought that area belong to the nearby camping site. :p So this was todays lesson, I learn a new thing every day!

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