Scottish Snowcross Championships 2011

Scotland is not Switzerland or Sweden, but they seem to have a couple of mountains where in winter they can have some snow fun.

This weekend the 2011 Scottish Snowcross Championships took place in the Glenshee Ski resort.

2011 Scottish Snowcross championship's poster

As you can see, it was sponsored by Saab.

It is an amateur competition, but at least locally, it keeps the name of Saab related with Snow-sports.

Last year Saab already sponsored the event, and it seems like people had a lot of fun.


For more pictures visit the Aberdeen snowsports club.

Back in the days where Ski-cross came to life SAAB-Salomon was a big name in the scene, they even had its own team. Now SAAB doesn’t have the budget, imho, but Salomon is continuing the job on its own.

I hope the relationship with Salomon is still there, and Saab can rejoin Salomon in 2013 when the financial problems of Saab become a lesser problem.

Press Release: Saab GB appoints new Ayrshire dealership

There was some preoccupations from people here about the presence of Saab in Scotland, as County Saab closed its dealerships in Ayr and Inverness.

Since the January 1st Ness Saab has stepped in in Inverness.

Today has ben announced, that Park Saab will take over in Ayr.

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Saab GB is pleased to announce the appointment of a new dealership in Ayrshire.

Situated on the Doonfoot Road, Park’s Saab opens for business on the 8 February 2011. Taking over from County Saab, Park’s Saab will offer the full range of Saab vehicles as well as providing full servicing facilities, MOT testing and an extensive after sales department supplying parts and accessories.

Kevin Robinson, General Manager of Park’s Saab, explains: “Park’s Motor Group has a long standing tie to Ayrshire and we are delighted to open this new Saab franchise in the area.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure Saab customers that it is business as usual at Doonfoot Road. Park’s Saab will take care of all their motoring needs and are fully committed to providing the high levels of service that customers have come to expect.

“Many of the previous dealership staff who will be well known by Saab customers are joining us and bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure that the Saab experience continues to be as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to Park’s Saab soon.”

Charles Toosey, Managing Director of Saab GB, said: “I am delighted to welcome Park’s Saab into our network of dealers. Park’s Motor Group has a wealth of experience in the motor industry and will maintain the standards of excellence that our customers expect.”

Park’s Motor Group is one of Scotland’s leading motor dealers with a number of franchises across the country. The Group was established in Lanarkshire and has since expanded into Ayrshire, Fife and Glasgow. The Ayr operation of the dealer group has Renault and Nissan franchises in High Road and Land Rover, Jaguar and Volvo franchises complimented by a large Approved Used car operation on Heathfield Road in Ayr.

To find out more pop in to see Kevin and the team at Park’s Saab, Doonfoot Road, Ayr or ring 01292 445540.

AyrshireXC90, I think the problem is solved now.

Press Release: SAAB GB APPOINTS NEW DEALERSHIP IN SCOTLAND

No need to shout!

The following is a press release from Saab GB.

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Saab GB is pleased to announce the appointment of a new dealership in Inverness.

Ness Motors Ltd, situated on the Harbour Road, opens for business on the 1st January, 2011, and will offer the full range of Saab vehicles as well as providing full servicing facilities, MOT testing and an extensive after sales department supplying parts and accessories.

The existing County Saab dealership at 60, Harbour Road will close its doors for the last time on 31st December, 2010.

Chris Rankin, Managing Director of Ness Motors Ltd, explains: “We are pleased to open this new Saab franchise and see great potential for increasing Saab’s market share in Inverness.

“Understandably some local Saab customers have expressed concerns over the changes, but I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure people that Ness Motors will take care of all their motoring needs. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to Ness Motors and can assure you that all customers will receive the very highest level of care and service.”

Jonathan Nash, Managing Director of Saab GB, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ness Motors into our network of dealers. Ness Motors have a wealth of experience in the motor industry and will maintain the standards of excellence that our customers expect.”

Ness Motors Ltd was established in 1960 and has a long successful history in Inverness and across Scotland. The principals of honesty, reliability and justice are paramount in the way that they run their business and these are applied both to the people who work at the company and customers.

To find out more pop in to see Chris and the team at Ness Motors Ltd, 35 Harbour Road, Inverness or ring 01463 227416.

Saab Aberdeen Owners Club

This is a nice follow up story.

A while ago, I posted an image of a Saab 96, taken by RonC in Aberdeen, Scotland. It’s pretty unusual to see a Saab 96 in Aberdeen, much less one with Dutch plates and some personal scripting on the paintwork.

The hope was that we’d find the owner(s) of the car and perhaps connect them with Ron.

Well, that happened, and the Saab Aberdeen Owners Club has now been formed and they’re in the early stages of hooking up with the Saab Owners Club GB.

The Saab 96 belonged to a couple named Melle & Geertje and they did eventually hook up with Ron.

At the local premiere of the Saab 9-5, Ron also met up some lads who were looking at forming a local Saab Club, even setting up a website to kick things along.

I’ll let Ron tell the rest:

The result was an afternoon meet up on Sunday 18th July at the Grampian Transport Museum located in Alford; set in a picturesque area 26mls [42kms] from Aberdeen. There were four Saabs and eight folk which included: Melle & Geertje, Graeme [one of the founders of the SAAB Aberdeen Owners Club site] and his wife, a couple of friends of mine [one a Saab man, the other a Ford devotee] and my wife Alison and me.

And another Saab Club is formed. It’s a beautiful thing.

If there are any other people in the Aberdeen area looking to hook up with a bunch of like-minded folk, then the website you’re looking for is Saab Aberdeen Owners Club.

Thanks to Ron for the follow up!

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