Busy Weekend for SWS.

The big question? Did your club do anything this weekend?

As some of you may know Myself and my friend Alex started South West Saab a few years ago which is a local branch of the Saab Owners Club of Great Britain. Like many clubs around the world we take part in shows or car runs and on the odd occation we do two…..

This weekend was one of those.
Azzy and I drove our 9-5 Anniversary to a local car show called “Yeovil Classics”. As the name says it is a classic show but if you go as a club you can take any car which is why mine, being so young, was allowed to take part.
I have put a few pictures at my Flickr Page for you to take a look if you wish.

Alex was in charge of something bigger, in connection with the 50th year celebration that The Saab Club of Great Britain, he and Chris held a two day event in South Wales.

Here are a few words from Alex.

Saab Owners Club of GB ‘Saabs on the Marches’ Summer Driving tour.

This weekend Myself and fellow Saab Owners Club UK Member Chris Redmond organised a driving tour of the countryside know as the ‘Marches’ that border England and Wales.

Members from all over the UK attended the event based at the Hampton by Hilton hotel, and we were blessed with fantastic weather on both days of the tour.

The first day took us high up into the Brecon beacons, visiting some of the roads used by the television programme ‘Top Gear’ with some truly stunning views.

Day two saw us driving in the Wye valley, the border between England and Wales, finishing at Tintern Abbey for Lunch in the sunshine!

The event was open to all Members of the SOC, with fifteen cars taking place in the Rally, and the SOC were proud to have their president Eric Carlsson as their honoured guest.

Alex Rankin (Saab Owners Club of Great Britain and Member of the South West Saab branch)

What Alex did not tell you was that a couple of prototype Saabs were taking part in the tour. More of Alexs pictures can be found on his Flickr Page.




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.


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

Read moreThe Footman James 34th Bristol Classic Car Show (UK)

Three into One

Tonight, our Saab club, South West Saab went fishing, well we went but the chat and food was far more exciting than the zero fish caught.

But,,,, three of the club members turned up in 9-5 Estates and here are a couple of pictures of the three faces and rears of the OG 9-5.

Changes are slight but the three 9-5’s are so different.



What did you do this weekend?

Here in the English West Country we had our yearly South West Saab Club Family Easter Treasure Hunt.
What a day, Sunshine, 22 plus degrees and nine Saabs.
The Treasure Hunt started at The Airfield Tavern, Yeovil with the first car leaving the car park just after 10.30am. The 30 mile route took them around local villages, finally finishing at the Castle Garden Centre in Sherborne. A big thank you to Mike Burks from the Garden Centre for allowing us to use their overflow car park for our finishing location.

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