Archive for 'Enthusiasts'
Posted on 17. Nov, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: James
James from Canada, a big Saab Enthusiast, first contacted me about my 1992 Saab 900 just after the sale was completed, fortunately he was able to secure this sale for the last year of the Saab 900 with site sponsor, Swedish Motor Cars.
Posted on 21. Jul, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Grenier Family
The Grenier Family in Leicester, Massachusetts have submitted their Saab Family Fleet Photo to Saab History this week.
They have quite the collection as you can see above, and now they’re added to the list of others such as the Koehnen, Frisch and Fagen families. I think it’s very cool to see that they have both a Saab 9-5 as well as an old Saab 95 in their collection too!
Here’s their message that arrived with the photos over the weekend. If you are a Saab family, click here to submit your Saab family fleet photo too!
We are a Saab family! That is for sure. That is all we drive and have driven for years! Submitting two different pictures one with the 78 95 GL and one with the 98 Convertible.. Can’t drive both 🙂
Posted on 19. Mar, 2009 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Saab History
A good friend of mine, Kevin, here in New England, and longtime Saab Enthusiast, owner of numerous Saabs including a pristine 1992 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible, 1969 Sonett V4, both in blue, has recently acquired a beautiful 2008 6-Speed Saab 9-3 SportCombi in polar white at a dealership in Boston, a former advertiser on Saab History.
Kevin, contacted a number of dealerships just earlier this past week and was determined to find this evidently unique combination, and did, but the Saab Automobile USA website was of little help come to find out.
What was good to hear was that he did not go through a large bank, he went through a small bank that provided him a huge incentive, a good rate and even a $100 gas card for the loan!
He was one happy camper this past Tuesday evening, and I was fortunate to help assist in the process. I should mention it was hard to keep up with him as we head North out of Boston following the sale in his new generation Saab 900 SET Coupe, but I am lucky I could spot his polar white exterior a mile away!
Posted on 31. Dec, 2008 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: DT
A Saab Enthusiast has recently written about his excitement with his 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero and has given Saab History permission to share some of it!
Here’s his opening line wow!
“If you can’t take to the sky …
Take to the road, preferably in a machine that will allow you to move as quickly (and safely) as possible. I’m a huge believer in the power of transportation. It transforms our world and lets people reach beyond normal definitions of space and distance. “
To read the complete story, please visit his blog directly
Posted on 24. Dec, 2008 by Ryan.
The Swedish Saab Club’s ex-President, Martin Bergstrom, was recently interviewed on Sweden’s Rapport.
He has quite the Saab collection there, very impressive! In fact, one of the many vintage Saabs he owns includes the one-of-a-kind Saab 99 Limo that took the current King of Sweden to the Boston State House back in 1976! It’ll be nice to see this again once it has been restored!
I had the chance to meet him at last year’s 2007 Saab Festival, a nice guy and has done a lot for his club and Saab Enthusiasts all across the world! It is a good interview regardless of your knowledge of the Swedish Language.
Posted on 22. Dec, 2008 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Fagen Family (l-to-r 95 9000 Aero Ben, 91 900 Rachel, 91 900S Lynda, 87 900S Peter)
Peter Fagen of Connecticut, has recently submitted his “Saab Family Photo” here on Saab History.
As promised, I have indicated that I will highlight any submittals of Saab Family photos here on Saab History.
Thanks, you all look very proud to be a Saab Family! Have a happy holidays!
Posted on 16. Dec, 2008 by Ryan.
Photo Credit: Saab Cars USA
Are you a Saab family? The recent Saab Choice of Generations Film has gotten me thinking. Do you have various Saabs parked in your driveway at all times from members of your family?
This phenomenon has been under documented, so I am urging you to submit your photos here on Saab History and I will showcase them! If you can, please provide a description along with your photo in the form below!
Posted on 16. Dec, 2008 by Ryan.
A Saab Enthusiast actually created one of the most visually appealing video as a take off from Saab Sweden’s “Turbo Gene” quiz website launched some months ago.
I found this video recently on youtube and asked the author and he said that he just created this as a hobby, and no Saab did not pay him for the work, so I was asking myself what?
My only thing about the video is that technically, the beginning section when he rolls the time back, it should have stopped in 1977 or 1978, the year when Saab launched the turbo motor? I guess he could be thinking about when Scania started using the Turbo, but maybe I’m just giving him too much credit at this point.
I think it is pretty well done visually though, what do you think?
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900 Cabriolet Prototype (1)
900 SPG Prototype (1)
900 Concept Coupe (2)
Bertone Novanta (1)
9-3 Sport-Hatch (5)
9-3 BioPower Hybrid (10)
9-7X Aero (1)
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210 Draken (1)
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