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2014 Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention Recap

July 1, 2014 in Clubs, Events, News, SAAB Club of Canada, Saab Museum, SAAB Parts North America

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Hello everyone,

We had a wonderful inaugural Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention in Toronto, Canada this weekend. We are grateful for the support of SAAB owner’s from all over Canada as well as those who traveled from as far as Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Rhode Island, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey to name a few from the United States. Without your support, this event would not have been a success as you have made it.

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The weekend was filled with great seminars. One of the highlights being the SAAB Car Museum seminar by
Peter Backstrom. We were honored that he was able to join us for this convention.
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There were many great cars from vintage to the current new generation 9-5. SAAB owners have an overwhelming pride in their cars. Too many pictures to include in this post, though.
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A special thanks to all of our sponsors who helped make this event possible:
Presenting Sponsor: SAAB Parts North America, Stage 9, SAAB of London/Ultimate Automobiles, Factory Tire,
Novus Tech, Concours Touch Auto Detailing, SAAB Club of Canada, SAAB Club of North America and NINES Magazine, Aktive Motors, BOOST Customs, Hot Rod Scott’s, and ONPOINT Dyno & Race Service.

This convention was organized as an opportunity for SAAB owners to get together to share their love and passion for this iconic brand. In the process, friendships were made that will last a lifetime. The SAAB community has weathered a tough few years. The brand is as unique as its owners and for some, their loyalty is immeasurable.

Thank you again to all who attended. Hope you had as much fun as we had in meeting all of you.
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-Please copy and paste link below to see more pictures from the convention by Nickolay Kachev:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kachevnikolay/sets/72157645011666780/

-Please copy and paste link below to see more pictures from the convention by Kobie Mercury-Clarke:

http://s87.photobucket.com/user/kobie2/library/Canadian%20SAAB%20owners%20convention%20June%2028%202014

Regards,

Saxel

Co-Event Coordinator

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The Museum Saabs by Editions Atlas pt3

March 14, 2014 in News, Saab Museum

The Saab Car Museum Collection in 3D (Part 3/3)
In the first part of this trilogy, Dimitri of Editions Atlas outlined the background surrounding the decision to produce a new series of miniatures, the Saab Cars Museum Collection.

The second part explained to us how the latest technology was used to scan the Saab Cars Top models from the Museum.

In this third and last part we learn how the pre production of the model cars is made.
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(…) Here they will compile all of the information and produce a 3D simulation of the mould they will create.

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The Museum Saabs by Editions Atlas pt2

March 7, 2014 in Fan Stuff, News, Saab Museum

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.

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The Saab Museum on Swedish TV

August 26, 2013 in Saab Museum

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.

Hopefully this is available outside Sweden. It works for Thilo so it should work for you.

The nicest car in the museum’s collection?

The really good stuff starts about 14 minutes and 8 seconds in. There are some other nice cars as well, but my wife could not be bothered to watch that now so we skipped over those parts.

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SAAB Festival: Half of the tickets sold!

May 9, 2013 in Saab Museum

More than half of the dinner tickets have already been sold, so to be sure to get yours, buy one asap!

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SAAB Festival: Dinner tickets now for sale

May 7, 2013 in SAAB Festival 2013, Saab Museum

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.

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SAAB Museum Shop: Open to the whole world

April 24, 2013 in Saab 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!

Have a look at whats offered in the SAAB Cars Museum shop

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SAAB CAR MUSEUM: Electric 9000

April 24, 2013 in Saab Museum

Saab Cars Museum Electric 9000 modelThis was found at the local secondhand store, we don´t know anything of its history but somebody has definitely put a lot of energy (!) into it.

When the cable is plugged in the lights flash and the propeller moves around in slow motion.

The plastic 9000 contains the electrical transformer. In the middle you have a solar panel and on the back some sort of charging outlet!

Source: SAAB CARS MUSEUM Facebook Page

 

 

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Museum shop opens for European Customers!

March 8, 2013 in Saab Museum

– CLICK to go to the MUSEUM Shop -

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Saab Car Museum shop

February 18, 2013 in Saab Museum

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.

Check out the new shop at: http://shop.saabcarmuseum.com/sv/

North American SU Plate Frames Are Here!!

November 10, 2012 in Fan Stuff, News, Saab Museum, SaabsUnited Related, SU Shop

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.

 
This is the first North American exclusive SAABSUNITED product and something we have been talking about doing for a long time. I hope in the future that we will have more products added to the North American store and to have a quick turnaround for deliveries. Once your payment has been received I will ship the product out via mail. Please note, I do have a full time job and this will be done on my off time but I do have a postal drop down the road and don’t see problems with timely deliveries. I hope you all approve and hey, just in time for Christmas lol.