Archive for October, 2006

Saab Sighting of the week

Posted on 31. Oct, 2006 by .

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It is Tuesday once again and it is time for the Saab sighting of the week. Although this saab sighting was staged, I think the photo was pulled off quite well! In the far distance, you can see the Boston skyline!

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Saabvideos acquires saabhistory.com

Posted on 31. Oct, 2006 by .

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saab history timeline Saabvideos acquires saabhistory.com

Press Release:

Saabvideos acquires saabhistory.com domain in order to move into to diversifying the archives of Saab history by including additional formats and mediums.

“With the addition of the books and now the scale models archives, it makes logical sense to continue this trend by adding important segments into the portfolio of Saab archives”

– Saab History Team

More news to come, please stay posted!

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Saab Scale Dealership Model

Posted on 30. Oct, 2006 by .

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On a continuation from the models thread earlier, I thought it would be most appropriate to post some work I did last spring of a Saab dealership, complete with Scania Flatbed and Saab 9-3 Convertible both in contrasting red.

While the Saab Dealership is in (3/32), the Scania Flatbed and Saab 9-3 Convertible are in 1:72 (11/64s) scale. I believe I succeeded in the relative sizes of the Scania truck and Saab Convertible in relation to the dealership, close to the actual real life proportions. I also enjoyed having my architecture background integrate into my passion for all things Saab so well in this project. Enjoy the photo!

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Saab Scale Models

Posted on 28. Oct, 2006 by .

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I have been collecting and building a number of Saab Scale models over the years and I thought I should finally post what I have added to my collection so far. My hopes are that by providing this page , the page itself can act as a resource for others to obtain such models for their owncollections as well! As I continue to look for more models to add just as many of you do, I hope that you can help me understand what else is out there that can be obtained.

I have set up a page that lists these models according to the years that their original counterparts went into production that can be accessed on the right-hand column of this site. I look forward to your comments.

Saab Scale Models

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Saab J 35 Draken – For Sale!

Posted on 28. Oct, 2006 by .

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Simply incredible! Your own Saab J 35 Draken for sale, only $300,000 USD!

ext 4 Saab J 35 Draken   For Sale!

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Airframe:
789 Hours Total Time
Engine(s):

Volvo Flygmotor RM 6C Afterburning Turbojet

12,787 lbs. Thrust (5,800 kg)
17,637 lbs. Thrust with Afterburner (8,000 kg)
1,442 Hours Total Time

217 Hours SMOH

Overhaul Interval on Condition
Landing Gear:
Hydraulically Retractable Tricycle Gear System
Retractable Twin Wheel “Tail Scraper” Unit

* FAA Approved Maintenance Program
* Inspection completed August 2005
* Logbooks Reviewed, No Abnormalities
* Complete Set of Translated Maintenance Manuals
* Ready to Fly! (Forget those TSA security lines!)
* Two Seat Flying Checkout and Maintenance Expertise Available
* Aircraft Hangared at Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)
* Armament: (These could come in hand during rush hour)
o (Disarmed) Bombs, Cannons, Rockets, Missiles
o Two 30mm Automatic Cannons
o Sidewinder Air-to-Air Guided Weapons
* Crew: Single Seat

For More information visit For Sale

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Saab Highlights – House of Sweden

Posted on 27. Oct, 2006 by .

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Let me preface this by saying that this has been a busy week at the House of Sweden here in Washington, D.C., and I promise that this is the last posting of the House of Sweden this week.

At the House of Sweden Thursday evening there was an event that involved the architects of the House of Sweden, Gert Wingårdh and Thomas Hansen at Wingårdh Architecture in Göteborg, Sweden. Wingårdh also designed the SACC (Saab Advanced Design Center) in Sweden.

I thought I would show you some interior photos including a backlit floor mounted upright smörgåsbord that highlights Swedish Accomplishments over the years. Pay special attention to the Saab Convertible, Gripen Fighter Jet and Scania Truck!

A wonderful interior and quite an open feeling, I look forward to having the opportunity to visit once again. Enjoy the photography.

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Saab 99 Limosine – State House, Boston, Massachusetts 1976

Posted on 25. Oct, 2006 by .

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Martin Bergstrand of the Swedish Saab Club “Svenska Saabklubben” has gratiously provided a vintage photo of a Saab 99 limo taken in 1976 in front of the State House in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thank you Martin!

Martin Bergstrand:

The King is the very same that currently visits the US.
King Carl XIV Gustaf. Married to Queen Silvia Father of Crown Princess
Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl-Philip.
http://www.royalcourt.se/2.19fe5e61065eb9aeea80002271.html

This is the same King Carl XIV Gustaf that was here in Washington, D.C. this past weekend at the new House of Sweden until Monday.

limo building Saab 99 Limosine   State House, Boston, Massachusetts 1976

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Saab 9000 Turbo racing

Posted on 25. Oct, 2006 by .

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Today I had the opportunity to drive a Saab 9000 Turbo. So my question to you, has my driving improved since my last race with the Saab 9-X concept car?

If you are interested in buying a copy of this came for your computer, you click on the link on the left-hand column to buy a copy of “Need For Speed” from Amazon.

You can purchase this game directly from Amazon by clicking on the “Need For Speed IV” link on the left-hand column on this website just below the google ads.

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