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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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Sun Jul 22 @14:00 -
Berks Hants Oxon Sunday chat
Tue Aug 07 @17:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Aug 12
Berks Hants Oxon Cowley Classic Car Show
Sun Aug 12 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Essex SAAB Group Meeting
Sat Aug 18 @08:00 - 05:00PM
SAAB FEST @ PRESCOTT HILL CLIMB

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