Tomi, from Finland, writes about his Spa trip

Tomi Tikanmäki drove all the way from Finland to take part in the IntSaab2012 event in Spa and in a rally prepared 96.

Here is his story

After the organizer for the International Saab club- meeting inquired if I would bring the original Works 96 to Spa together with Simo Lampinen I was a little bit nervous how I would manage it due to a leakage in the engine gaskets. My more realistic choice was 900 T16 Aero M84. As I wrote before, it was a lot of work; one and half week waking up 4:00 am and making AEU ready for the trip until 10:00pm every single day. I understood that the whole happening is about Saab Rallying/Racing and therefore they really wished for the original pair to be present – Simo and AEU.

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Our time at The IntSaab2012

What a fantastic week we have just had while taking part in the Saab International in Belgium.
Biggest of thanks must go to Nicolas, Ellen and the rest of the team who worked so hard to put together a great show for Saabists everywhere.

This was the first time that I had taken part in the whole event which included the “Pre-Tours”. It was a great idea to have three tours taking place all at the same time and the start depended on where you joined the country. For Azzy and me it was in the west and we met up with Saab enthusiasts that we knew and many other we were going to get to know, just outside Nicolas and Ellens own town.

Tuesday night started by putting up our tent up in the garden then getting ready to go for a meal and bowling. A truly brilliant night followed where we had to cook our own dinner on a hot plate before trying two games of 10 pin bowling.

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