SaabsUnited Historic rally Team is selling the latest creation. The car that was built in record time to take part in the SU OctoberFest in Trollhättan.
The car has served its purpose and did outshine most of the newer cars in the ANA Showroom that sunny saturday. Read the rest of this entry →
Aside from being a SaabsUnited Crew Member by night: my day-job consists of writing software. It is for this reason that you would be right in thinking that is rather odd for a Software Engineer to discuss an artistic topic such as automotive visual design. But, the fact of the matter is: just as there is a heavy artistic component to visual design, there is a lot of interesting science at play as well. What us Saab fans refer to as “design language” is really just a set of special rules that Saab designers follow when they are making changes to a current model vehicle to give it a more updated, fresh and modern look. Of course, there is no denying the artistic component to this work (which from my drawings below is sorely lacking), but when all of the embellishments are eliminated we arrive to a fundamental core that is decidedly linear and dare I say: elegant.
And to the right, my friends would be the fundamental Saab grill. It really is quite simple: a vertically bisected trapezoid with two slanted “bands” on the left and right. Saabs of the 1970′s and 1980′s sport this grill in its most simplest form as we see in the picture shown below, to the left.
Local UK car dealership, Cambridge Saab, recently played host to the national Annual General Meeting of the Saab Owners Club of Great Britain and unearthed a great heritage story in the process.
The meeting, which took place on Saturday 29th October at the Buckingham & Stanley site on High Street in Harston, Cambridge, was attended by upwards of 50 members of the Saab Owners Club from all over the UK.
A great surprise for Dealer Principal, James Howarth, and his team at the event was to meet a member who had bought his first Saab from the dealership (formerly known as Wightman’s Garage) in 1968, just a few months after the site opened for business.
Let the BIG girls and boys steer the Saab ship into a safe port after having been out on the stormy seas for some time.
Concentrate on something positive and life changing, do not just sit and wait, act!
Well productions has been down for some time and there are very few new 9-5´s out there at least in Sweden. So why not get over to Kongahälla Bil just north of Göteborg and south of Trollhättan. They are the guys who helped me out with a near new 9-5 Aero a month ago. It seams like they have stocked up on some really nice specimens two AERO V6´es and two AERO TTiD´s. Read the rest of this entry →
Saab production is NOT down at least not in Sundbyberg/Stockholm and Vadstena.
Guess some of You remember the recent 99 rally car SUHRT built for the SaabsUnited OktoberFest in Trollhättan. Well in our extended team one of the guys who is running “our” metal construction and welding shop Mr. Bernt Andersson wants to take an active part as a driver as well. We helped out scouting this 99 body that was all water blasted and partially built. Bernt will have it with a FIA approved roll cage just like the ones he has put in 3 of our 99 Rally cars. The car will be painted Cinnober red with black fender extenders from RP Glasfiber. and get the right stickers from our sponsor Abshot Signs UK. Some might have met Donna Coupe who runs that company at the OktoberFest. We have made her a Saab fan. So anyone in the mood to stripe the car ask her.
Bernt is hoping to get the car ready for historic rallies in 2012. The engine will be a 2 liter B engine with sidedraft double Weber 45´s guessing 130 bhp.
Bernt is running his shop with a near relative Tony Anderson under the name Andersson & Andersson Construction
If you are interested in getting Your own 99 rally or racing car, or any other Saab car feel free to contact SUHRT and we will be happy to be of assistance. We offer high quality craftsmanship, excellent parts, we work exclusively with Sparco, Bilstein and top of the line brands. Our prices are very competitive, try us!
For those of You who wants to buy our team Sparco super snazzy black sportsjacket with yellow and blue stripes. Do not give up hope we will soon be ready to take orders.
So chassis number 175 has been my car now for almost a month to the day. A nicely appointed Aero Turbo4 with manual transmission and all the bells and whistles. I had a 9-5 on the order block with a dealer in March but due to the situation then I never signed the contract. So in september I started to search the market and found this 11000 kilometer car. What a dream car it has been.
A whole group of Saab people spoke about the Saab Spirit among them Museum Curator Peter Bäckström.
A really nice here-and-now drop in in Trollhättan taking a litmus test of the spirit.
It seams to be high, lets hope everything squares out at Lawfirm Roschiers tonight in Stockholm.
Featured in Trollhättan was; Oldimers, academic union boss, blue collar worker, Maj at ANA Sales and her boss Joachim.
At the end of the feature a dismal Professor of economics who was full of unnessecary fears…
Seams like Guy Lofalk has cashed in a smaller fortune.
Di has the article:
Guy Lofalk looks like a clear winner in Saab’s reconstruction. The lawyer has already received 11 million in fees to try to get the submerged car manufacturer on an even keel. The newspaper Dagens Industri.