SOTW “The Beast”

This weeks SOTW comes from Dr.Os here in the UK, at first glance a 9-3 Aero but as you can see from the picture there are a few differences and they don’t stop there. Read Os’s words below.

The car is a Saab 9-3 Aero Sports Saloon 2003 model. It has enjoyed only the one owner since new. The performance and visual creations of the car started off in 2007 with a Saab City dealership T9 upgrade package. 

Since 2007, the car has undergone a complete and extensive metamorphoses, from the factory produced variant into what I lovingly refer to as “The Beast”. 

Read moreSOTW “The Beast”

Pilots Wanted 2014

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Today the regitration for the “Pilots Wanted 2014” NG 9-5 meeting started. It will be held at the Saab Zentrum Kiel on the 13th and 14th of June.

The meeting is tailored for owners of the NG 9-5 and only they will have access to the full program of the event. Nevertheless owners of other Saab models are of course welcome to visit the event as guests without having to register.

The event is organized by Saab Zentrum Kiel in cooperation with saabblog.net. Registration, more info and the preliminarily programme (in various languages) can be found at saabmidsommar.de.

NEVS offer test drives on several Swedish locations

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, Nevs, states in a short press-release today that they now are taking the customer relationships for SAAB-cars a step further on the Swedish market. From end of April, customers will be able to test drive the new SAAB 9-3 Aero on more then twenty locations in Sweden, from northern Norrland to southern Skåne.

Nevs started the sale of 2014 SAAB 9-3 Aero on their website 10 December 2013, and already at that time it was clear that parts and service was provided by SAAB Original Service Centers in Sweden. Customers have been able to test drive the new SAAB at the factory in Trollhättan since January.

Nevs sales and marketing manager, Jonas Hernqvist, says the sales are made as before via Nevs website www.saabcars.com and Nevs will present the locations they can offer test drives from soon.

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Germany gets the badges.

We had great news yesterday from Germany.

The free bonnet badge offer is available at Saab Service Garages across the country.
Please see local websites for full information.

I think it might be safe to say that this is rolling out across Europe. We have not heard about anywhere else as yet.

2014 International Saab Clubs Meeting

The website for this years International Car Club Meeting has been released and there you will find many details of the event being held in Poland this August.

Here are a few words from the front page but please head over to their site and take a look for yourselves.
www.intsaab2014.com

Welcome to the 2014 International Saab Clubs Meeting
08th-10th August 2014.

On behalf of Saab Klub Polska we would very much like to invite you all to the 2014 International Saab Club Meeting, which will take place in Malbork. We promise an unforgettable experience, as we’re going to provide a whole lot of entertainment, so there’ll be something for everyone. We plan lot of attractions on site and tours around the area.

2014 International Saab Clubs Meeting in fact starts on Tuesday 05.0814 in the five starting points of pretours. This option, an additional fee, is directed mainly to our guests from abroad to facilitate their journey and show our country. On each of the “stops” will present “resident” of the Saab Club Poland – will be waiting for guests at the point of accommodation … will be provided advice regarding routes or contributory organization roadside assistance / service if necessary.

 

Azzy and I will be there on behalf of SaabsUnited and we will try and do reports as the days go by.
We also plan to do one of the pre-tours with our great Saaby friends.

The Museum Saabs by Editions Atlas pt3

The Saab Car Museum Collection in 3D (Part 3/3)
In the first part of this trilogy, Dimitri of Editions Atlas outlined the background surrounding the decision to produce a new series of miniatures, the Saab Cars Museum Collection.

The second part explained to us how the latest technology was used to scan the Saab Cars Top models from the Museum.

In this third and last part we learn how the pre production of the model cars is made.
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(…) Here they will compile all of the information and produce a 3D simulation of the mould they will create.

Read moreThe Museum Saabs by Editions Atlas pt3

Chris goes to the NEC

Remember our request about Chris? well he would like to thank everybody who helped him get an invite to be on the “Practical Classics Magazine” stand at the NEC later in the year.

https://www.saabsunited.com/2014/02/can-we-help-chris-get-to-the-nec.html

Hi all

Practical Classics called me today to let me the good news that I’ve made it to the final 10 for the Practical Classics Restorer of the Year with the Saab 900 T16S

It had the majority vote from the web ‘wild card’ vote but it wasn’t needed as it also won the postal vote from the magazine

To say that I am chuffed is a massive understatement, It’s just wonderful that amongst all of the traditional classic’s the youngest car and therefore the ‘underdog’ in my opinion has done so well. It shows that times are changing and cars from the 1980’s are becoming very desirable to classic car enthusiasts. It also shows the Saab 900 has now properly gained classic status.

Thank you all for your votes and support, next stop the NEC

Show details and website www.necrestorationshow.com

Hope to see some of you there!!!

Chris

 

Chris with his trophy that he won at Swedish Day, hope he collects another one at the NEC

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