The Ursaab has a scan in the Museum in Trollhättan
In the first part of our article on future Saab models, Dimitri of Editions Atlas outlined the background surrounding the decision to produce a new series of miniatures, the Saab Cars Museum Collection.
How do you go from a full-scale car to a scale model whilst remaining true to the features of the original car? As far as accuracy is concerned, current technologies mean we now have previously unheard of possibilities within our reach thanks to the 3D scanner, which is what we shall attempt to explain here with the help of Dimitri, whose technical perspective on the matter we greatly appreciate.
Tonight Swedish Television broadcasted a show about classic cars. One of the segments was a lovely presentation of the Saab Museum in Trollhättan and my favorite (and yours, I’m sure) museum curator Peter Bäckström.
I got an angry e-mail from a person asking where we had put the last Saab 9-3 (DJA880) since it was no longer at its usual place in the Saab Car Museum. Neo Brothers Saab 96 SS has the prime position for a limited time now which it deserves, that car is truly amazing!
DJA880 is actually parked a bit further into the museum than before and I have to say that I like this spot even better since its now in an open clear place rather in the a bit tight area next to the entrance. It is the first and last car you’ll see as you enter and exit the exhibition.
IT IS FESTIVAL TIME here in Trollhättan today and yesterday preparations where finalized long in to the night in some places! Tents were set up, parts were labeled and people were working hard on getting things organized.
Meanwhile, WE, the fans were having a drink in many of the different pubs around the city, I know, I was there! =)
The shows starts today at 10:00 and you need to be in two places at once ANA and the Museum, that is if you want parts for both your old cars or your new one. ANA features parts mostly from the Saab 9000 1990 and newer while the museum offer parts for the Saab 9000 1990 and older. If you want both types, you’ll have to make a tough choice.
We expect people to arrive at minimum one hour before opening time in order to get a good spot in the line leading to the gates of parts-paradice!
For you guys who are aiming for ANA, you need to be at used parts section on Grafitvägen 4 in Trollhättan, and to help you prepare a bit SU was given a sneak peak of whats offered so check out the video below to help you find what you’re looking for!
For you guys who want to visit SAABSUNITED, you’ll find us next to the entrance of the museum in a big white tent with a beautiful white SAAB 9-3 Griffin (DJA880) parked outside of it. For once the car will be completely open to everyone to have a sit in and if you are very lucky we’ll take you for a spin! =) We also have some great new products for you, 12 different types of posters, key rings, frames, wrapping paper etc etc etc all offered by our new friend CARDYOURCAR.EU
This morning the German invasion sailed from Kiel and expect to arrive in Gothenburg where no less than 40!!! cars are driving in a convoy up to Trollhättan! They will first go to the SAAB MAIN GATE for a group photo and then later on head for the museum!
Thats it for me, the clock is 07:00 and I’m off to cover the preparations at ANA.
For everyone visiting the SAAB Festival the dinner party on saturday night is usually the highlight of the whole weekend. This time it wont be different and tickets for this dinner have always been sold off pretty fast. The Museum has now started to sell the tickets through its web shop, be quick to grab one because this is one thing you don’t want to miss! Click on the image below to go to the museum.
I was told by the guys running the Saab Cars Museum that the webshop has worked very well in its step by step startup and as the final stage in its expansion, the store is now open to orders from any country in the world where Saab cars were sold. If you’re located in a country not on that list, the guys at the museum will try to solve the shipment to you anyway.
A lot of new stuff has been added to the museum shop and in a recent contest held in the classic car magazine “klassiker” in Sweden, the Saab Museum shop won against the Volvo museum shop!
A few days ago the Saab Car Museum shop opened up for the nordic market initially. I’ve kept in touch with their progress and they guys in the museum have been working very hard to make this a reality.
Initially, to avoid getting overloaded with work and having people wait for their products, only orders from the Nordic countries will be accepted.
But as soon as they feel that the system is working well the store will open up for the rest of the world as well. Since this is a brand new thing for the guys in the museum I feel this is a very responsible approach.
This last week I have been on holiday and enjoying some much needed family time. On Wednesday we spent the night at a local hot spring resort and came home feeling very refreshed and rested.
Upon our arrival home, I saw a box sitting in my garage and thought what could it be. To my surprise, the SAABSUNITED North American plate frames that I had ordered the week before and was told I’d be lucky to see them in three weeks time, had mysteriously arrived and very early.
SU North American Frame
We have ordered 100 of these plate frames and have used the same logo type that is on the European SAABSUNITED plate frames as well as what you find on the last 9-3 in the Saab Cars Museum with the logo type at the bottom. Yes we know this doesn’t work for all states and cities in North America for the rear plate but is fine for most as a front frame.
We have just added the item to the SU store at the bottom of the page with a quick and easy PayPal button on the page to place your order. Please use the PayPal button for this item in the store as it is separate from the rest of the store. Once in your PayPal account, you will have the option of buying more than one and selecting your delivery address.
The price of this new item is $15CDN which includes shipping for all of North America. You can order right here by clicking the button here or in the SU store at the bottom of the page.