Saab Independence event – Israel – Done!

Whilst it’s a low-key affair in 2011, Saab clubs and other groups around the world continue to gather. They celebrate the convoys they embarked on a year ago, as well as the re-birth of the brand they enjoy.

One such meeting happened in Israel last weekend, with the Saab Club there remembered last years (absolutely fantastic) convoy, as well as hearing about the future of Saab in general, and in Israel in particular.

The group was a bit smaller than last year’s convoy, but were eager to hear about the new 9-5 SportCombi and Saab’s future. All considered the anniversary an important milestone for Saab.


Great to see the Saab fans in Israel get together again (the pics from the convoy last year are really worth a look). My thanks to Oren for the update.

7 thoughts on “Saab Independence event – Israel – Done!”

  1. The is great news, because with her 7.6 million population Israel has on of the fastest growing economies in the World. Together with her technically innovative society, this could be a seriously, potential, future market for Saab. This potential exists for one of the largest markets for electric cars because the Israelis are very serious about implementing the modular battery system nationwide.

    This involves exchanging ones battery (like a cassette) at the gas station and in a few minutes for a recharged one. This eliminates overnight downtime immobilization.

    Being one of the most environmentally conscious countries outside Scandinavia, Israel would not require cars with special specifications. European version cars could be imported directly along with their standardized parts.

    Now we just need the commitment to place the, “Open for Business” sign like the other emerging markets, who also wait.

    In Israel, Saab has a renowned reputation and Gen.Moshe Dayan’s memory still carries on today through his personal Saab 96 2-stroke which is still on the road today. Thi

    Along with the other markets

  2. Small gathering but it’s meaning is still very much relevant. Cheers to those who participated!

  3. Nice touch! Can’t see it happening here since my local state club didn’t want to be involved.

  4. Anyone read Exodus by Leon Uris? It’s a great book. I’d like to visit Israel sometime, even better if it was in a Saab!

  5. In one of the pictures there is a bright green saab and a white one next to it. What model are they? One looks to be a 94 perhaps.

    • The green 900S is mine and is a 2.3 1994, and it has some extras on it. The car next to it is a silver 1999 9-5SE 2.3 LPT.

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