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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 26 @10:00 - 04:00PM Ebor Saab at Ripon Classic Car Show Fri Jul 31 Saabfest 2020 - Saabs at the Mill (cancelled) Sat Aug 01 Saabfest 2020 - Saabs at the Mill (cancelled) Sun Aug 02 Saabfest 2020 - Saabs at the Mill (cancelled) Tue Aug 04 @19:30 - Dragon Saab Monthly Meet

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