Tag Archives: Canary Islands

The 2009 Saab Owners Convention Observatory Tour

Posted on 12. Jul, 2009 by .



As part of the fast approaching 2009 Saab Owners Convention, the Rocky Mountain Saab Club and Saab History site sponsor, Mile Hi Body Shop, are promoting this self-guided observatory tour if the elevation at Copper Mountain is just not enough for you.

This tour gets you to a possible 14,125 feet on Mount Evans and allows you to see the observatory and of course the 360 views! This tour reminds me of the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan global launch back in 2003 where it was held at an observatory, although on the La Palma mountain on the Canary Islands.

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The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan : 2003 – Present

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .



Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan global launch took place at the Canary Islands and marked the first Saab in the lineage since 1974 to be without a hatchback.

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan or 9-3 SS for short, was designed by Einar Hareide and is produced in Trollhattan, Sweden.

It has the highest crash test safety rating by the IIHS in comparison to the 9-3 and NG900 in 2004.

This model for Saab came equipped with the following specifications:

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Pacific North West Saab Club Visit Wind Turbine Farm

Posted on 22. Oct, 2008 by .



Photo Credit: Aaron C. Gilbert

The Pacific North West Saab Owners Club in the United States has recently held a club outing at a wind turbine farm.

I find this venue quite interesting given that Saab used to manufacture wind turbines back in 1975 and as recent as 2003, Saab had their global launch of the 9-3 Sport Sedan through a shoot in the Canary Islands that had a scientific facility complete with wind turbines!

This particular location that they visited is Washington State’s largest wind farm appropriately located on top of a hillside in Ellensburg which has 127 turbines. A far cry from the old Saab-Scania turbine, these turbines pump out 230 Megawatts powering approximately 70,000 homes!

What a interesting idea for a Saab Club visit and what a place to take photos, surreal!

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