Saab Festival 2010 – booked!

UPDATE below

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Accommodation has been booked in Trollhattan for the 2010 Saab Festival, which will tie in very nicely with the Midnight Sun Rally so I’ll get to see Jörgen and Bo, as well as Vladimir Antonov and co-driver whipping around the forests.

The Festival has now been confirmed by Saab Museum director, Peter Backstrom, via his twitter account so it’s all systems go.

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If you are in any way able, I urge you to do what you can to get to Trollhattan for this festival. I received a lot of help from readers here at SU to go to the 60th Anniversary festival back in 2007 and it really was the bet Saab event I’ve ever attended – by a long way.

This year promises to be a great event as well. There’s no word yet as to what might be on the official program, but the prospect of gathering in Trollhattan and celebrating Saab’s new ownership and independence should be reason enough to get along and enjoy the weekend.

Throw in the Midnight Sun rally, the locks, every Saab you can imagine, the Wednesday night car show, Kinnekulle, the never-really-setting sun and everything else and you’ve got a recipe for lots of great Saab memories.

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UPDATE

Djup Strupe is rarely idle. This source is unconfirmed, but reads well.

This summer, the Saab-enthusiasts will gather again.

Thousands of Saab-enthusiasts from all over the world are expected during the Saab festival in Trollhättan 15-18th July. It’s the first festival since Saab became an independent company earlier this year. The festival, which usually is arranged every second year, is the world’s largest gathering for Saab fans and is held near the Saab Car Museum. This year, extra attention will be on the 50 year celebration of the Saab 96.

-The event this year is truly special, since it occurs at a time when our company enters a new era, says JAJ.

-Saab-fans all over the world were a great support for Saab during the sale process, and we are happy to have this opportunity to show our appreciation.

Rumour: Saab Festival – July 15-18

A poster at Svenska Saabklubben has posted the following on their club forum. It’s short and to the point:

According to reliable source……Saab Festival in Trollhättan, Sweden July 15 to 18!

Those dates coincide with the Midnight Sun rally, which will be running around Trollhattan on the 15th, so the dates make good sense.

The holding of a Festival this year will be a fantastic coup for Saab, who missed out on a Festival last year (the festival is normally held every two years) and will give all those Saab fans who participated in the Saab Support Convoys a chance to come to Saab’s home and celebrate the company’s new found independence.

Of course, we must wait on confirmation of this from Saab themselves, but those Svenska Saabklubben guys have some pretty good contacts.

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