Nashville meet Jan 31 POSTPONED

UPDATE: Video added.
Unfortunately, the weather isn’t cooperating here in Nashville, Tennessee. Three-to-five inches (7-12 cm) of snow that is now a three-to-five-inch crust of ice. (See pictures after the jump to see what we’re dealing with here.)
Given that we here in Nashville, Tennessee have no snow removal equipment, the snow is now ice and the weatherman is forecasting temperatures ten degrees below freezing and colder for the remainder of the weekend, I think that it’s prudent to postpone. I believe that we’ll try for next Saturday morning, but more to come there. Thanks to all for your interest, I’m hoping that the twenty-five or so of us that have signed up can grow a local community of Saabers.

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As promised, my trip to the Lane Motor Museum, Nashville

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Wow, how time flies when there are things to worry about! It’s been quite some time since I’ve contributed to the collective knowledge base about things Saab and automotive; I’ve not been holding up my end of the bargain, I’m afraid.
As announced several months ago on this site, I finally made good on my intentions and made a pilgrimage to the Lane Motor Museum, a local collection of unusual automobiles and military vehicles that have been restored to or maintained in working order.
Before I launch into my description, I must say that I found the visit uplifting and curiously thought-provoking for one primary reason: engineers and designers, given time and resources, show immense passion, creativity and ingenuity when they are working in their chosen medium. Every automobile in the Lane Motor Museum collection is evidence of that. Everywhere you look there are examples of resourcefulness and engineering know-how that exceed expectations.
I expect that the engineers and designers at Saab will show the same level of inventiveness once they are challenged with a fresh set of circumstances and a new-found liberties. Those creative and talented Swedes are full of great ideas and when those ideas come forth I expect the unexpected.
Of course, there are a couple of Saabs in the mix for you, too. Read on!

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Why I elected to stay with our corporate auto plan

As many of you may remember, I debated about whether to stay on my corporate automobile plan or take the lesser reimbursement plan and purchase a two- or three-year-old Saab as a road car. When I began the process of comparing the two, I made several assumptions. Chiefly, I assumed that the program wouldn’t change much from the previous iteration. As with all assumptions like this, some pieces were truer than others. After a great deal of consideration and several tempting offers from one of our sponsors, I elected to stay on the company automotive plan and continue to drive a company-owned vehicle.
Click through to see why.

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