The “Open Day” can only be described as successful. Jerry and his crew were there early on Saturday morning ready with coffee and food for all visitors. All cars were welcome to be “Tech 2’d” and there was a steady flow of Saabs both new and classic in the work shop during the day. Even Kerry’s 9-5 Aero was driven on the ramp for a check-over with happy results. A few full had their air-con re-gassed and cleaned.
Test drives were available to those who were both interested in a new Saab or just wanted to drive a different model to their own. The NG 9-5 was very popular as was a 9-3 Aero that the garage has for sale.
My local Saab group was there, as I’ve said, and we talked to many new faces about our club and the things we get up to during the year.
Saab Parts UK were also on hand to chat about what they were doing and to confirm to everybody that there are plenty of spares to last many years.
The day was such a success that it is planned to do other events around the country, Local Clubs, Local Dealers and Saab Parts UK will get together and offer this great idea around our country.
Maybe its an idea that could go “Around The World”
A few pictures can be found here at my Flickr page.
My local Saab group, “South West Saab”, are supporting this Open Day and inviting all Saab owners to visit Yeovil on the 19th October. It will take place at Astleys Garage on Oxford Road in Yeovil, post code; BA21 5HR.
Fun starts at 10.00am.
During the day you will get the chance to put your car on the Tech 2 to see any past problems and fault codes that maybe stored on your cars computer. Nigel and Mike, Astleys technicians, will be on hand during the day to answer any questions you may have.
The Open day will include;
Hirsch upgrades at great discounts.
The car cleaning guys will offer a quick wash down for charity.
Air con re-gas and de bugs which clear out the bacteria.
Tea, coffee and plenty of cakes in the Saab café.
Representatives from Saab Parts UK will be there to chat and advice, also to hear your suggestions.
Sign up to the “Saab service club” to receive 15% on parts and labour.
There will be new old stock for sale.
9-3 convertible hood renovation demonstration and service available too
All above will be carried out and/or sold at special show prices.
We are awaiting some other offers and will publish them when we get word.
Test drives can be taken but please remember your driving licence.
We look forward to seeing many of you on the day.