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.
September 4, 2012 in Saabology
Erik Carlsson signing his book for my dad (Museum director Peter Bäckström can be seen lurking in the background)
March 14th 2009 marks the day when I first visited the museum in Trollhättan. It also happened to be the day they celebrated Erik Carlsson’s 80th birthday and I have to admit that my knowledge of Erik’s epic rally victories was severely limited at the time, but I was eager to learn more.
According to wikipedia, Erik won the Monte Carlo rally in 1962 and 1963 driving a 96. In 1961 he placed 4th in, of all things, a 95. It was quite unusual to race a combi, but the 95 was equipped with a new four speed transmission that was sorely needed. Next year SAAB had finally fitted the 96 with the same transmission and Erik went on to win the race. He also won the RAC rally three years running (1960-62), but the organizers still did not let him keep the trophy permanently (each time he won they promised he would get to keep it if he won the race just one more time…).
The museum is filled with priceless relics from SAAB’s past. Prototypes and race cars share space with neatly kept representatives of their respective model ranges. There is of course the very first prototype, the URSAAB (“ur” probably short for “ursprunglig” — the original) from which the 92 was derived. Next there are the Sonetts, and I think it is safe to say the AeroX steals a lot of attention towards the end.
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April 15, 2011 in Troll Stuff
Some of you may have already seen it.. RobinM (a writer on SU) and his The SAAB Owners Club of GB Ltd visits Trollhättan this weekend and they got interviewed today at the Saab Museum..
click here for video
More from his weekend will come from Robin himself next week I quess
April 3, 2011 in Uncategorized
I couldn’t resist to dust off my camera and visit the
PhoeniX this saturday afternoon.
Had a talk with TimR and we decided to open a SaabsUnited flickr account..
You will find more pictures here
April 2, 2011 in Uncategorized
|I finally got to see the PhoeniX concept in the flesh. It is certainly not what we are used to from Saab and I liked what I saw.|
Rather than attempt to take the world’s best picture of the PhoeniX, I instead opted for calling some attention to various details that caught my eye.
More follows after the jump:
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July 14, 2010 in Saabology
There could be as many as three Spykers at the Saab Museum later this week. For now though, two have already arrived and taken pride of place in the Saab Bilmuseum, next to the prototype 900 convertibles.
Fo those of you who haven’t seen one up close yet, the Saab Festival is going to be a great opportunity to get up close and see the incredible workmanship and attention to detail that goes into these cars.