Saab CabrioChallenge 2015 – In the darkest Småland

From our friend Mioh I’ve recived this great pictures and report from CabrioChallenge 2015, and this years adventure went from Vetlanda to Västervik. Enjoy!


This years Saab CabrioChallenge took place in a brilliant sunshine in darkest Småland, Saturdag, August 15th. This event has been arranged annually since 2008, and this years attracted a large number of cheerful and pleasant Saab enthusiasts from Sweeden, Norway, UK and Australia.
The event had a soft start on Friday night at Wallby Säteri in Vetlanda with a snack and a dinner, for those who were there the day before the start.

cabriochallenge005_2015On Saturday morning we all were gathered at Wallby Säteri. After a welcome greeting and the distribution of the roadbook the roofless Saabs roll in to the forests of Småland. On the roads through Småland against Västervik and the sea in east we passed trees, churches, lakes, trees, ice cream shops and several well-known places from Astrid Lindgren’s World. At noon we came to Frödinge dairy, and here we take a light lunch on the grass in best picnic style. After lunch we drove through Smålands tree dense landscape to the spot for the now obligatory group photo. Our final destination for the day was Västervik, where it was arranged a “Sportcar Day” this weekend. Saturday evenings activity at this event was a motorcade through cental Västervik and out to Gränsö Castle. Of course our sporty Saabs was attending in this motorcade, together with other sporty cars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Porsche and others. When the motorcade was finished we went to our hotel, where a fancy dinner was ready for us. Here we enjoyed the entire evening of great food and a nice atmosphere in true Saab spirit.

Sunday morning started with a swin in the sea for some, and a hearty breakfast for everyone. After that we check out and headed in a new motorcade to Gränsö Castle where we join the sport car exhibition, where we got a really excellent place in the area. The day offered beautiful sunshine and great people, and there was also plenty of other fine cars than Saab to look at.

Satisfied and happy, the participants thanked for themselves and the organizers Maria, Johnny, Lena, Andreas, Jessica and Mikael thanked the participants for a nice weekend and wished everyone welcome to Saab CabrioChallenge in 2016.

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Paul Willis

Very nice, thanks for sharing!


Nice! Please read this and try to share it with as many SAAB fans as you can. Got to watch the the move “Where hope grows”.
It’s not about Saab…well directly, but the subliminal charisma between the main character and his 2002 SAAB cabrio is truly captivating. Please watch the movie


Wish I had been there…Maybe next year!

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