Greetings all from Dulwich, in London, where I’ll be for most of the next week except for when I pop on over to Bath for the Saab Owners Club GB gathering.
Geez, this is a big city. We are still trying to find our bearings after a full day, but hopefully we’ll get busy tomorrow.
Lots of Saabs around here. I saw my first within two minutes of leaving Heathrow and have seen more than a dozen in my brief wanderings today. Lots of potential here, too.
The big event – starting tomorrow in the US, in fact, is the Saab Owners Convention for 2010. It’s being held in Aurora, Ohio and with VM and JAJ attending, it’s sure to be a great meeting for all you US Saabers.
Please do hit me up with some emails as things progress as I’d love to post on how it’s going. I wish I could be there.
Candidates for the 2011 European Car of the Year have been announced and there’s a Saab in the running!
The full list of candidates is as follows:
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max
Whilst I’d naturally prefer that the Saab wins the award, my bet is that it’s either the Jaguar XJ or the Alfa Romeo Giulietta that takes home the chocolates.
Voting is done by journalists from the seven organising magazines, which are from seven different countries in Europe.
Whilst history will teach that I most likely will, there’s no use pretending that Saab Talk doesn’t exist. Another year, another Saab blog.
One of the guys I met and chatted quite a bit with at the Saab Festival last week was Jim Smart, a Saab tech who runs an indy Saab shop called Smart Motors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
And check out one of his cars!
Safe travels, Jim! It was a pleasure.