It’s always a great outing when a bunch of Saab nuts come together.
Such was the case in the UK last weeked when Swedish Day UK 2009 was held at the Haynes Motor Museum. Saabs and Volvos dominated the carpark to the extent that they had to start parking them out the back. There was even a Saabo caravan that made the trip!!
I’ve posted links to Robin’s photo collection on Flickr and we’ll have more to come from Robin in the future, I’m sure. Etienne, who runs the Saabhuy blog in Belgium, was also in attendance on the day and he’s put some photos up there.
Click through and have a look at both of those, but I’ve also got a selection of fine photos below, which have been provided by our good mate and Saab author, Lance Cole. That’s him on the ground taking these shots:
And here are some of the shots he took. Click to enlarge.
As you know, I absolutely love 99Turbos, so this would have been like heaven for me.
and if he’s reading this, then I know that a certain retired PR Manager from Saab Sweden would absolutely love these next two shots. Hello Christer!!
This Saab 93 looks like an absolute stunner and these photos could have come straight out of one of Saab’s own advertising shoots back in the 1950s…
The predominant theme for this year’s gathering was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic Saab 900 landing in the UK. This is one very nice example:
and finally, some of the international visitors to the gathering. These folks travelled the channel to come in from France. Some very nice 900s there!
My thanks to Lance for sending these through. And if you don’t have a copy of his most essential Saab 99 and 900 book, then why not?