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An example of the earlier magazine style

The Club Magazine

Members of the SAAB Owners Cub receive a copy of the club magazine 'SAAB Driver' bi-monthly. The magazine (A4 size) is a 64 page colour publication. The magazine carries articles, news, technical, events and many other items.

 

The content of the magazine varies from month to month. Features include Steering Wheel, Car Clinic, Post Bag, Model Registers including the new Boost! feature which addresses all aspects of Saab Tuning.

In the Members area of the Site members have access to Back Issues, currently dating back to 2007! Above is an example of a pre 2009 edition available in the members area.

Earlier versions are only available on paper.  We are actively looking at getting these digitised.  There are all sorts of issues with this, in particular the cheapest options involve, effectively destroying a copy of the magazine by cutting the spine.  As you can image owners of the rarer editions are not particularly enthusiastic about this idea.

The back issues section has recently been updated to include all 2015 issues

The 'SAAB Driver' is the main means of communication between members and provides the opportunity to air views and ask questions. A sample copy of the magazine is available to download in Adobe PDF format.

 PDF iconSample SAAB Driver Magazine [PDF 4.56Mb]

 

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SOC Event Calendar

Sun Jun 25 @14:00 - 04:00PM
Essex Saab Group Meet
Tue Jul 04 @19:30 - 10:00PM
West Midlands Saab Monthly Meet
Wed Jul 05 @08:00 -
South West Saab Monthly Meet
Thu Jul 06 @19:00 - 10:00PM
East Anglia Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Jul 09
Beds Bucks & Herts Branch - Kimbolton Country Fayre

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Who was Erik Carlsson?

Erik Carlsson

 

 

Many new members to the Club ask the same question -  “Who is Erik Carlsson?”  I suppose a lot of people who were not around in the 60s have never heard of him even though this giant of a man is often referred to as “Mr SAAB”.

Erik was born in 1929 in Trollhattan, Sweden, not far from the SAAB factory, but at that time the factory was only producing aircraft. Erik was 20 when production of the first SAAB cars started.  His first passion was motorbikes, he bought a Norton 500 new when he was 18 from Nystrom’s where he was working. Pelle Nystrom was the Norton importer for Sweden. At weekends he took part in hillclimbs, motorcross, road racing and, during the winter, ice track racing.

 

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Saab 99 Group 1 Tuning Kit

 

GALLOWAY HILLS RALLY

As the final round, the Galloway Hills Rally was not a scoring round for us and my driver took the decision not to contest it, giving me a chance to dust off the 99 for another blast through the woods. Martin MacCabe, a Scottish Championship regular kindly agreed to read the notes. With a two car team bolstered by Grant Inglis in his lovely new MK2 Escort we made a good spectacle as the service barges towed us into the Rally HQ in the pretty town of Castle Douglas.

Local Branches

South Yorkshire Saab

South Yorkshire Saab currently do not have regular meetings but please contact Keith Long for any information of any Saab related events.

Contact: Keith Long

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North of Scotland

There is no formal Branch currently in operation (largely as a result of the sheer geographical spread of members across this area) and therefore no regular meetings.
Where possible, there is usually an  SOC 'presence' at gatherings across the region organised by other clubs, motor museums or advertised on web forums (principally UKSaabs).

The dates known so far for 2017 at which we aim to be represented are:

  • 23rd Apr    FBHVC 'Drive It Day' 2017  - various local runs (I'll be attending the one organised by the Highland Classic Motor Club, Inverness)
  • 7th May     Forres Theme Day
  • 21st May   Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire - "How Many Left" event for 'nearly classic' vehicles with fewer than 500 examples on the road
  • 27th May   Rotary Club of East Sutherland Classic Car Tour, Dornoch
  • 28th May   Vintage Day, Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
  • 8th/9th Jul  43rd Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle, Angus
  • 4th/6th Aug  (TBC)  Ignition Festival of Motoring, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow
  • 13th Aug    Historic Wheels Vintage Car Rally, Brodie Castle, Morayshire
  • 20th Aug    Royal Deeside Speed Festival, Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire
  • 26th Aug    Fortrose & Rosemarkie Classic Vehicle Rally, Fortrose, Ross-shire.
  • 3rd Sept     Motor Mania, Grantown on Spey. 
  • Early Dec    Joint SOC/UKSaabs Christmas Gathering - date and venue TBC (see UKSaabs forum for details)

Should anyone wish to hook up with other Saab enthusiasts in the North of Scotland please contact:

Derek Darnell

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East Sussex Saab

East Sussex Saab is run by its members, for its members.

Come and join us at our meet and chat with like minded individuals about all things Saab.

We meet every month at different location so please check the events calendar or our website.

Contact: Toby Field

Telephone: 01323 651032

Website: www.eastsussexsaab.co.uk

Contact Us

Please use the form for general enquires about the club.  For specific Saab related enquiries it may be quicker to contact the appropriate Saab Registrar. For membership related issues please email membership@saabclub.c.uk 

If your question is not specifically related to the club itself please give your membership number.  We are unable to respond to general questions from non-members.

 

 

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