It’s a few days until Christmas but I’m ready for this year to be over. It’s been a long one full of celebrations and happy moments, but also a lot of uphill battles on multiple fronts – and I’m just about done.
How you doing?
Some Saab owners are getting together in Massachusetts to donate their hair to the American Cancer Society for use as wigs.
The Saab Shave Off has a Facebook page and you can check out the details there.
This is a great cause. Nearly everyone I know has had a family member touched by cancer in some way or another and hair loss is a common side effect of the treatment. For many, especially women, retaining hair cover is a key to retaining self esteem and just keeping up with their daily lives.
Saab Convertible owners will be rightly P’d off to read this load of complete bunk from The Car Connection. From reputed poor transmissions to unuseable rear seats, it’s fair to think that someone swapped a Saab badge onto something smaller and our (?)educated writer didn’t pick the difference.
Here’s a fantastic bit of light reading from a car dealer in the UK.
It’s about the various types of people he deals with in his day-to-day endeavours.
With mainstream dealers falling over each other at auction to bid secondhand prices through the roof on all but the most unsaleable of ordinary rubbish, I’ve spent a good few months specialising instead in finding immaculate, low mileage older cars that are on the brink of becoming classics.
We’re talking late Eighties, early Nineties stuff here, where the enthusiasts are of the age where they no longer live with their parents and earn enough money to throw some disposable income down Memory Lane, while there are sufficient cars still out there with owners who don’t yet realise they have such a following.
There’s some very good info there (and a few good tips for would-be buyers and traders, too).
Spotted recently by Olav, in Norway, a new 9-5 taxi to go with the one we’ve already covered from Finland. I’m sure these will become more commonplace soon, but it’s good to see nonetheless.