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It’s only 2 weeks to Saab Fest UK – The SOC National Weekend 28-30th Hatton Country World, Warwickshire.Hatton1

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED - DAY VISTORS OR CAMPERS CAN PAY AT THE GATE OVER THE WEEKEND. 

Booking for meals is also closed as these need to paid for in advance of the event.

Early indications are showing it’s going to be a busy event. 

 

Daytime activities begin on Friday afternoon with a free to attend informal gathering at the Saab Fest Show field, show visitors are welcome to come along and chat with other Saab fans or are free to explore the retail outlets or bar and restaurants. On Saturday the show kicks off at 10am and continues through until 6.30pm when the main weekends entertainment begins at the Saab Fest Marquee. Sunday will be the best car competitions and awards ceremony on the main show field.

On Friday and Saturday, two course evening meals are available with vegetarian options at Hattons eatery which include free tea coffee. Children are catered for also, please see Driver magazine or saabclub.co.uk for choices. Booking for meals will close on 9th July at midnight, so don’t delay if you’d like to join us for evening meals.

Evening entertainment is now finalised; Friday evening’s entertainment will be a general knowledge quiz with a Saab twist followed by background music to allow everyone to chat and socialise. We are thrilled to announce that our Saturday night live band is the local group ‘No Strings Attached’ who have a great play list including many rock classics. They will be supported by our very own Saab Fest DJ playing classic and modern pop music to everyone’s tastes.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at Hatton in July.

SOC Event Calendar

Tue Mar 06 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Wed Mar 07 @08:00 -
South West Saab Monthly Meet
Sat Mar 10 @11:00 -
Beds Bucks Herts
Fri Mar 23 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Practical Classics Restoration Show
Sat Mar 24 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Practical Classics Restoration Show

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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.

 

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.

 

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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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