Sonett Awarded

I received this email from Dave Dalimore of GWS fame about the great weekend they had just had at a Classic Car Show in the West of England. In Dave’s words:  (Also new link to photos)

Great Western Saabs were once again on display at this years Classic Vehicle Restoration Show in the UK which attracted 6,000 classic and vintage car enthusiasts plus displays and demonstrations from the professional restorers and from clubs.orangesonett.

GWS had two SAABs on their stand, a ‘pink’ 96 which was to be detailed and returned to it’s original Toreador Red and a MkIII Sonett in bright orange. The Sonnet attracted much interest as many had never seen one before. In fact it attracted so much interest it won an award! ‘The Most Interesting Car of the Show’.

Owner Howard Bennett says ‘I am still shocked – quite how I managed “Most Interesting Vehicle” in front of an ex-Roger Moore P1800 and a Superleggera Aston (amongst all the other terrific cars there) was a real surprise! Huge thanks to all who helped organise the stand, those who helped me out logistically and of course those who have helped me get the car into the state it is now. I had the best of weekends and the award was indeed the cherry on top of the cake.’
It has been a great year for GWS as they also won two awards at the Classic Car Show back in April of this year and ‘Most Admired SAAB’ at the very popular Swedish Day organised by our very own Robin Morley.

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The Footman James 34th Bristol Classic Car Show (UK)

On the weekend of 20 & 21st April The Footman James 34th Bristol Classic Car Show will take place at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset, United Kingdom.

It is possibly the oldest classic car show in the UK.

The local Saab Group, Great Western Saabs, along with a little help from South West Saab will have a stand which is 24 x 5 metres!! Dave believes this too not only the largest single marque stand at the show, but may also be the largest SAAB stand ever assembled at an indoor show in the UK.

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A few pictures from the 2012 show can be found here and here

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