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Saab Owners Convention – 1987

Posted on 11. Aug, 2009 by .

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The 1987 Saab Owners Convention took place during July 24th-26th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A thank you to Tim Winker,former Nines Magazine editor for the video above that I have provided here for our historical reference.

This video includes a variety of footage from the Tulsaab Saab club’s coverage of the convention, including speaking engagements from former PR of Saab USA, Lennart Lonnegren as well as legendary rally champion, Erik “On the Roof” Carlsson. The original video was over an hour in length, but I’ve shortened substantially for easier consumption here on Saab History for your viewing pleasure.

I am still looking for better quality logo normally found on a poster, the original booklet, writeup, photography of any kind including the group photo itself.

This convention is listed on the Saab Convention Archive here on Saab History.

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Etienne Of SaabHuy Provides The First Photos Of Saab Days

Posted on 17. Jul, 2009 by .

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Photo Credits: Etienne @ Saab Huy

Etienne, our European Correspondent for Saab History has arrived in Trollhattan, Sweden and the photos are coming in abundance!

It is looking like people are having a good time, and even legendary Erik “On The Roof” Carlsson is there showing his Saab Spirit!

A thanks to Etienne, and please keep the photos coming on your Flickr feed directly from your mobile phone, we can’t get enough of them!

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The Saab 97 (Sonett II) 1966-1969

Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab Automobile USA

The Saab 97 (Sonett II) first debuted at the Geneva Motors Show in March of 1966. This vehicle began production at the Arlöv, Sweden ASJ factory which formerly built locomotives, where there were only 28 Sonett II two-stroke models made, 25 production and 3 pre-production in the first year. In 1967, the Sonett II became the Sonett II V4, up until it ended production in 1969.

The Sonett II was derived from two designs, both the MFI-13 as well as Catherina.

This model was first made famous much like the previous 96, by Erik “On the Roof” Carlsson in a modified car in a rally called the Coupe De Alpes in 1966.

This model for SAAB came equipped with the following specifications:
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Left Lane News Reviews 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan

Posted on 28. Aug, 2008 by .

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Photo Credit: Left Lane News

Left Lane News has recently reviewed the 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan and before publishing, kindly e-mailed me here at Saab History to ask if they could link to my bio of legendary Saab rally champion, Erik “On the Roof” Carlsson, and of course I agreed!

Here is the opening piece from their review. To read the rest, please click on this link here for the full review.

Review: 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T sedan

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Few true enthusiasts can deny having at least a small soft spot for Swedish automaker Saab in their hearts. It’s hard to ignore that Saab’s history is laced with the things that make an automaker great: A rally heritage thanks to Erik “On the Roof” Carlsson, a dedication to turbocharged performance and history of innovative – fine, quirky – design. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at the refreshed 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T sedan to see if it continues to live up to this intriguing mystique despite the fact that it is the first vehicle to be developed under General Motors’ full ownership of the Swedish brand.

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