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Press Release - 2019 Saab Owners Club AGM

 

The Saab Owners Club AGM took place at the Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield Leicestershire, Saturday 19th October

Dr Os Reid as Chairman welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the directors before handing over to Iain Hodcroft who chaired the meeting.

Iain opened the meeting explaining that there were Governance issues, these were duly reported to members prior to the commencement of the AGM, particularly regarding the annual election of Officers in accordance with the “Memorandum and Articles of Association” lodged with Companies House, November 2002.

It was noted that members had not voted annually for office holders for many, many years.  Instead, custom and practice has been that directors are elected and then they themselves decide upon role, responsibility and who should become officers of the Club, based on both skills and experience.

This was particularly important as one interpretation of the ‘Articles’ would have been to declare a proposed resolution as invalid and remove it from the agenda.  In good faith with members, this had not taken place.

Members agreed to continue with a ‘flawed’ agenda.

 

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Wed Nov 13 @19:30 -
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sat Nov 16 @11:00 -
Beds Bucks Herts at Brooklands Museum
Thu Nov 21 @08:00 - 12:00AM
Roger Albert Clark RAC Rally 2019
Fri Nov 22 @08:00 - 12:00AM
Roger Albert Clark RAC Rally 2019
Sat Nov 23 @08:00 - 12:00AM
Roger Albert Clark RAC Rally 2019

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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.

 

News from Jim Valentine (June 2016)

With the suspension of the Roger Albert Clark Rally the Saab Historic Rally Team has been somewhat in the doldrums, not helped by my taking a sabbatical to do the Peking to Paris Rally in June/July this year.
 
If you would like to follow Jonathan Lodge and me on the event see www.p2pamx.com where there's already a load of material about our preparations and testing in Morocco.
 
So to give you all plenty of time to prepare I am suggesting we put together a team of Saabs to contest the Rally Isle of Man in September, 2017 under the Saab Historic Rally Team Banner
 
If we can get a feel for numbers I will see what we can do as a team entry with the organisers.  So please get in touch if you would be interested.  Plenty of time to get a car ready between now and then....
 
If the Roger Albert runs in November 2017 we'll look to get a team entry there as well.
 
All the best,
 

Jim Valentine

 

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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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