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Thank you to everyone that came along to Saab Fest and made it such a success. We're yet to total the exact amount vehicles that came to the event but we believe the number of Saab’s to be in the region 270+ vehicles on Saturday and 200+ on Sunday. This is a fantastic turn out for a national event especially with the weekends inclement weather, A testament to the strength of the UK Saab community!

The winners of Saab Fest best car competition are:

 

Sonett - Peter Briggs - 1967 Two Stroke
2 Stroke - Simon Barr - 1964 Saab 96
V4 - Andy Borman - 1966 Saab 96
90/99/99 Turbo - Steve Trigg - 1970 Saab 99
C900 - Mathew Radcliff - 1992 T16S Convertible
9000 - Mark Jackson - 1995 9000 2.3T CSE
NG900/OG 9-3 - Glyn Green - 2000 Viggen Convertible
9-3SS/Sportwagon - Nathan Blackmore - 2009 Turbo X
9-5 - Brian & Hazel Gifford - 2000 Griffin V6

Best in Show - Andy Borman - 1966 V4 Saab 96
Runner-up - Martin Healey - 1964 Saab 96 Two Stroke

Furthest traveled

Brian & Hazel Gifford Shetland Isles 538 land miles and 188 Sea-miles, total 726 miles.

We would also like to thank the event team who over the last year and especially this weekend have given their time to help us organise and run this event.

2018 National will be at the famous Prescott Hill Climb circuit, Home of the Bugatti Owners Club GB. We very much look forward to seeing you there.

SOC Event Calendar

Wed Apr 25 @19:45 -
Berks Hants Oxon evening wind-down
Tue May 01 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun May 13 @08:00 -
Berks Hants Oxon Swedish Day convoy
Sun May 13 @10:00 - 04:00PM
Swedish Day
Wed May 23 @19:45 -
Berks Hants Oxon evening wind-down

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Motorsports

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.

 

Motorsport

The SAAB Owners Club recognises the importance of the Motorsport heritage of the marque and provides sponsorship to those members of the club who are competing in Motorsport at various levels.

SAAB cars have been competing in motorsport since the early days of production. Many successes were achieved through drivers such as Club President, Erik Carlsson. This success continues today through Club competitors.

Club members are competing in, Historic Road Rallies, Historic Stage Rallies, Classic Runs, Sprints, Hillclimbs and many other forms of the sport.

For more information on the Club activities in Motorsport contact Richard Simpson

 

Click HERE for details of the Club Sponsorship Scheme.

Who is Erik Carlsson? - Click HERE to find out.

 

 

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Local Branches

South Yorkshire Saab

South Yorkshire Saab are no longer meeting.  If anyone would like to take up the baton in this part of the world please contact Elli Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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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Essex Saab Group

 

Come and join us and chat with like minded individuals about all things Saab. We are a small but friendly group and ithe group is run by it's members for its members.

Member's SAABs include a Sonett, 96 Sport, 99, C900, NG900, 9-3, 9-5, 9-3 Viggen and a 9-3 Monte Carlo.

 

Meeting dates: 2nd Sunday of the month. Please check our website to confirm dates or the SOC Event calendar.

We have changed the May meeting to Sunday 27th May 2018, as most of us will be attending the Swedish Day event on 13th May.

Meeting location: Halfway House, on the A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL, (Off the east bound slip Road, Brentwood and Orsett A128 turn off).

Special Event: We are holding a meeting at the Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvendon Hatch, on Saturday 14th July 2018, between 10am - 4pm. Tickets are £20.00, which include entrance and buffet.

View our website for further information and how to purchase the tickets.

Other Events: Some of our members will be attending the following events. If you would like to join us, either check our website or the SOC Event calendar.

  • May 13th - Swedish Day
  • Aug 18th & 19th - SAABFEST
  • Sep 29th & 30th - SAABs in the Forest

Charity: We proudly support the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. 

Website: essexsaabgroup.co.uk 

Facebook: SAAB Owners Club - Essex SAAB Group

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

NEXT MEETING: 27th May 2018 - Halfway House, A127, Brentwood.

 

 

 

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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