Great Western Saabs January Stroll

Last weekend saw the recently formed Dragon Saab SOC Group team up with the annual Great Western Saab’s January stroll in Bristol UK.

P1030683 Having attended this event in the past as an individual It was fantastic to now be attending with our new Welsh group, Dragon Saab. Sadly I was unable to take the 900 this year and so the ever trusty 9000 Aero came to the rescue!

The day began with me collecting my good friend Chris Redmond then making our way to a local service area where  we met up with the rest of those from Dragon Saab to make the Welsh convoy of 5 cars. Once all gathered we headed to Bristol where we met up with Great Western Saabs group and where the two convoys then became one comprising of some 16 cars!

From there we took a scenic drive through Bristol,s Avon Gorge arriving in Queens Square for the monthly Avenue car meet. This event really is a fantastic gathering of various motoring marques where you will see everything from the weird to the wonderful all set in a beautiful Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets.

The unscheduled arrival of so many Saabs’ certainly made an impact! The square is dotted with lovely little cafe’s where you can stop for a welcome coffee or snack. We then headed in SAAB convoy through the city and over the historic suspension bridge to a lovely pub for our pre arranged lunch before all going our separate ways. This was an all round good day, very informal, relaxed and above all else extremely welcoming. If any other owners or enthusiasts wish to join us on future events then please do not hesitate to contact me here or on [email protected]

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David Dallimore

Glad you all enjoyed the day. It was a shame the weather was not brighter, but this obviously didn’t stop you all from bringing a bit of SAAB ‘sunshine’ to the car meet. It proved to be another successful GWS social gathering, thanks in no small part to Dragon SAAB. Thanks also to the ‘GWS Minehead Crew’ of SAAB 96’s, Nick & Robbie from Cheltenham and the Rankin family from Yeovil for helping make the day a success.

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Looking forward to seeing you all again over the coming year.


I would just like to add, that this event is a ‘must do’ if you live anywhere near.
Isabel and I enjoyed the great company of our fellow Saabists and the wonderful cars at the Avenue gathering.

Chris Ivory

The definitive way to start the show season – as if it never ended.
A thoroughly enjoyable day.

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