Saab CabrioChallenge 2019 – from the plains to the metropolitan, from sweet to salt, from Skaraborg to Gothenburg…

The 2019 edition Saab CabrioChallenge was driven for the 12th time in a row, and even this year we got a report and great photos from our old friend Mioh! Thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂
(And yes it’s 2019 edition, the 2020 “Covid-19”-edition were held for a week or so ago)

Saab CabrioChallenge 2019 – from the plains to the metropolitan, from sweet to salt, from Skaraborg to Gothenburg


The 2019 edition of Saab CabrioChallenge took place 16th-18th of August. This event has been driven annually since 2008 and even this year it attracted a large number of happy and pleasant Saab-enthusiasts. The meeting started lightly on Friday evening pĂ„ “Lumber & Karle” with a common summerbuffet for those who were in place the day before the start of the rally. Saturday morning we all gathered at breakfast, followed by welcome greeting and distribution of roadbooks. Afterwards the roofless Saabs rolled out for the roads of the pains.
Along the roads for desination Gothenburg/”Nya varvet”/Dockyard hotel we vere passing trees, churches, meadows, tractors, fields, ice cream-shops, waterways and cider manufacturers. After many lovely miles, our final destination Dockyard hotel was reached. In the evening we all gathered in the hotel’s large hall where dinner was served to us. Here we enjoyed the whole evening of good food and a nice atmosphere in a true “Saabanda”. Sunday morning started with a hearty breakfast before checkout. Sundays activity consisted of a visit to the swedish ship Götheborg.

We was all very happy and thanked eachother for a nice weekend and the organizers welcomed us all to the Saab CabrioChallenge 2020! Finding a good starting point, a nice coffee place, a good lunch place, reasonably large dinner and overnight accommodation is not entirely easy. Especially when these should preferably be connected by nice and pleasant roads. So once again, many thanks to the organizers of SCC2019! 😁

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Swedish Police Museum

As you may have seen in the last post, me and my family made a road trip through Sweden this summer. One of the stops was Stockholm and the Swedish Police Museum.

The Swedish Police started quite early with Volvos and also a variety of foreign cars. In a small showcase we could see a selection of cars and how the paint/patterns had evolved. Two of the cars caught my eye.

Werden vermehrt Bindegewebsfasern mit den Herzmuskel eingelagert, möglicherweise auch die passive FĂŒllung des Herzmuskels gestört dies. Die normale FĂŒllung jener Herzkammer kann dann nur noch durch einen erhöhten BĂŒrde in Vorhof und Kammer erreicht werden. http://kaufenviagrarezeptfrei.com/ Das fĂŒhrt dazu, dass sich, besonders bei Belastung, Blut mit die Lungenstrombahn zurĂŒck staut.

First, of course, a Saab 9-5 in the current standard European paint/pattern, also known as the Battenburg pattern.

Secondly, a Porsche 911 in classic black and white, which was the standard paint in Sweden from 1958 to 1984. The Porsches were used to monitor traffic/speed on the most used highways in the 60-ties and 70-ties. No one would dare escaping from a Porsche, would they? The Porsche crews were hand picked and had special training.

Later on, the Porsches were retired when Saab introduced cars which were as quick as the Porsches. Now, how cool is that?

 

Summer Vacation Greetings

I still have a few pictures to publish from the Saab Museum Festival, but they need some more work. In the meantime, I have a couple of posts from my road trip through Sweden. My family and I have traveled from Gothenburg to SkellefteÄ, some 1300 km. We have made a couple of stops along the way. Not very far from KolmÄrden Zoo in Norrköping, we just had to make a quick stop to take a photo.

Three white 9-5 sedans parked in a row! Two of them, very similar to my own Saab in the foreground.

Happy vacation!

New Generation 9-5

In the series of post from the Saab Car Museum Festival we have arrived at the NG 9-5 section.

Beautiful 9-5s as far as you can see
..

How about a 9-5X?

Several visitors from Germany

Look at the registration number!

The all “new” Saab 9-5

Fantastic sedan in Java Brown

And finally, a Station Wagon. A quite famous one as well.

In Sweden, it is a tradition to benchmark similar Saab and Volvo models. The Swedish motor magazine “Teknikens vĂ€rld” decided to let the almost 10-year older Saab 9-5 Station Wagon compete with the brand-new Volvo V90. And you know what? The Saab won!

The duel winner


Read more at Teknikens VĂ€rld or at the 9-5 SportCombi and 9-4X homepage (in English).

Caroline’s Custom Saab 9-3

In the custom section of the festival, we saw quite a lot of exciting Saabs in different shapes and colors. This red beauty, caught our eyes.

What was that console in the middle of back seat? It resembled the battery pack in the Saab ePower.

We were informed that it wasn’t a battery pack by the car’s owner and creator – Caroline. Caroline has been working on the car for 7 months and it’s still not fully complete. We wondered where she learned all these skills and she told us that she had been studying technology/mechanics but was now employed at Koenigsegg.

That explained the ghost. Koenigsegg is located in Ängelholm in an old airbase. The ghost was the sign for the squadron located at F10, Ängelholm.

The ghost can be spotted on Koenigsegg cars and on the Saab AJS Viggen below.

What a great car!

Arriving at the Saab Festival 2019

Me and my family decided to go to TrollhÀttan to visit the Saab festival this Saturday. Rain was pouring down in Gothenburg when we started our journey.

We found a good parking place close to the museum. The parking alone, was almost like a Saab festival in itself.

Rain was still pouring downs as we were greeted by a bunch of wet 900s.

After a few minutes the rain faded and we could actually see the sun. We had some shorter showers later, but all in all it was a pretty nice day. Me and my oldest son took a bunch of pictures. I will publish a number of these in a set of posts the coming days. So, keep posted!

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