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Come and visit the Saab Owners Club stand and UK Saabs at The Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show 2018

Building on the success of last years joint SOC & UKS stand we will be back with an even larger stand, Come and vist the stand to see Saab's being worked on live.

 

Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event, over 19,000 enthusiasts attended the 2017 Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show, bringing together all aspects of classic motoring.

From barn finds discovered after many years of storage and those project cars that have stalled in an owner’s garage, to restorations just getting back on the road and those pristine marques with gleaming brightwork and proud as punch owners.

If you need help and advice from motoring experts and celebrities, want to buy the tools to do the job yourself or find a specialist restorer who can tackle the work on your behalf, this is the show for you.

A discount code can be found in your current Driver magazine or the members area of our website.

http://www.necrestorationshow.com/

SOC Event Calendar

Wed May 23 @19:45 -
Berks Hants Oxon evening wind-down
Sat May 26 @11:00 - 04:00PM
Beds Bucks Herts Lunch at Ace Cafe
Sun May 27 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Essex Saab Group Meeting
Tue Jun 05 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Jun 10 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Essex SAAB Group Meeting

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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 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 the group is run by it's members for its members.

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

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 11am - 4pm. Tickets are £20.00, which include entrance, buffet and an audio tour that last approximately 90 minutes.

Special Event: We are holding a meeting at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, on Sunday 16 September 2018, between 10am - 4pm. Tickets price £22.00 and will include entrance, buffet and the attractions. There is a small fee for the land train.. They are opening especially for us, so the more SAABs that attend, the better.

View our website for further information and how to purchase the tickets, for the special events

Website: essexsaabgroup.co.uk      

Facebook: SAAB Owners Club - Essex SAAB Group     

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

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

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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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