February 23, 2013 – March 17, 2013
The Saab Spirit Lives On
1956 Saab Sonett 1 (white w/ blue stripe) – Serial #6 of 6 ever produced
1959 Saab 750 GT (Red) – Featured in Autoweek magazine article “50 years of Saab & Ferrari” also appears in Michael Furman’s Automobiles of the Chrome Age
1964 Saab Quantum Formula “S” (blue with yellow nose) – Sold in “kit” form through Saab US dealers only. Raced in the mid 1960’s with S.C.C.A.
1964 Saab Bullnose Wagon (Tan) – Acquired from the GM/Saab Heritage Collection
1965 Saab Longnose Wagon (Red) – All original, only 75,000 KM
1967 Saab Sonett II 2-stroke (Silver) – One of only 258 produced, most of them were sold here in the US.
1970 Saab 99 (Tan) – Acquired from the GM/Saab Heritage Collection
1978 Saab 99 Turbo (Burgundy) – Acquired from the GM/Saab Heritage Collection, the first of the turbo charged cars that started the “Turbo” powered era.
1980 Saab 900 5 door (Black) – Acquired from the GM/Saab Heritage Collection
1986 Saab 900 T Convertible (Red) – Saab press car for the release of the Saab convertible. Was always owned by Saab and the only red 1986 produced.
1990 Barber Saab Pro Series Formula Car (Red) – Series featuring open-wheeled, Saab-powered formula cars ran from 1986 – 1991 giving many race car drivers their start, such as: Robbie Buhl, Bryan Herta and Juan Pablo Montoya
1991 Saab 900 SPG Convertible (White) – Custom ordered and made for the former Saab president Jim Crumlish 1993 Saab 9000 Cut away (Yellow) – Acquired from the GM/Saab Heritage Collection, shows the steel reinforcements made on a Saab giving them their high standards in crash safety records 1993 900T Limited Edition (Black) – #139 of 325 produced. The last year of the “classic 900” 3 door body style
1996 900 Turbo SE Talladega Challenge (Silver) – The 1996 event Oct 16 – 24th, the Saabs in the challenge bettered 18 of their own records and set 22 more. On the last day the fastest 900 averaged 143 MPH for 12 hours 1998 Saab 9000 CSET Aspen Police (Silver) – Former Aspen Colorado Police car for the first 19,000 miles and then sold back to Saab Cars USA for resale in 1999.
2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible (Lighting Blue) – 1 of 41 produced in this color in the production year 2000
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero (Silver) – One of the last Saabs to be produced, ending an era in the Saab world.
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and includes many of the most significant racing sports cars ever built. The International Historic Motoring Awards selected the Simeone as “Automotive Museum of the Year”.
17 thoughts on “The Saab Spirit Lives On, USA.”
Any SU crew attending? Need a ticket sponsor?
I’d love to go but it would mean a plane ticket too. Alas too far away.
Looks like it will be a great event. Have fun.
@TTAero, I plan on attending. What do I need to do for a sponsor ticket?
Missed your comment. I would love to cover an entrance ticket to get info on what VM would tell at this event.
I have no idea of how to get that ticket to you. But my offer was to SU and they could have sent you or any one.
Hoppfully, there will be new opportunitys
@TTAero, we don’t have anyone out that way but I know of about 4 people that went and hope to receive some info from them on the event and what was said. I’m glad that it seems everyone enjoyed themselves and it seems that people have come away from the event with the same thoughts of mine on the type of guy Tim C is and his commitment to all of us.
@TTAero: thanks for the offer. I went and had an absolutely wonderful time. I especially enjoyed conversing with Bill Jacobson—what a collection!!!
It’s interesting to me that Victor Muller will be making an appearance. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that he will be there! It’s too bad things couldn’t work out for a man who so obviously loves this brand and what it stands for. His ambitions were very large, but who can blame a man for dreaming so big? Better to dream & fail, than to never try.
The announcement of Victor’s appearance is what made me decide to order tickets to the Launch Party rather than just attend the exhibit itself. This pushed the event from “love to go” to “can’t miss it” status, particularly being so close to home.
I would love to be there too. Should be a great story having Victor there. Hopefully someone will be nice enough to post video footage…
I will be there in attendance, if they allow it I can do a Full Video Setup with my ShotGun Microphone (Rhode) so I can record it and share the speech with everyone.
That would be perfect; we all look forward to get a summary of what will be said by VM.
Thaks in advance.
Please do! Email the crew if you need help editing the video, [email protected]. We’d love to post it.
Im going and meeting some Saaby friends along the way! Should be a good event and a chance to meet local Saabers outside of Carlisle!
Hey, kanundrum! I am checking with one of the organizers to see if the video will be allowed… hope so!
Can’t wait to see everyone, meet Victor, and drool over all the beautiful cars! 🙂
I just got a reply from Simeone that not only is it OK to record Victor (and John Moss) but they also plan to video. : )
The only reason we would not be able to is if VM had an issue, but that is not expected.
Well done Julie, great news in deed.
It looks like Victor Muller cancelled! The Simeone website says that Tim Colbeck (former SCNA president) will be the speaker.
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