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SOC Event Calendar

Sat Dec 10 @20:00 - 10:30PM
Beds Bucks Herts Group Christmas Dinner
Sun Dec 11 @19:00 - 10:30PM
Lancashire Saab August Monthly Meet
Wed Dec 14 @19:30 - 10:00PM
Ebor Saab Meet
Wed Jan 04 @08:00 -
South West Saab Monthly Meet
Thu Jan 05 @19:00 - 10:00PM
East Anglia Saab Monthly Meet

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Motorsports

  • Motorsport

    The SAAB Owners Club recognises the importance of the Motorsport heritage of the marque and provides sponsorship to those members of the club who are competing in Motorsport at various levels.

    SAAB cars have been competing in motorsport since the early days of production. Many successes were achieved through drivers such as Club President, Erik Carlsson. This success continues today through Club competitors.

    Club members are competing in, Historic Road Rallies, Historic Stage Rallies, Classic Runs, Sprints, Hillclimbs and many other forms of the sport.

    For more information on the Club activities in Motorsport contact Richard Simpson

     

    Click HERE for details of the Club Sponsorship Scheme.

    Who is Erik Carlsson? - Click HERE to find out.

     

     
  • Who was Erik Carlsson?

    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.

     
  • News from Jim Valentine (June 2016)

    With the suspension of the Roger Albert Clark Rally the Saab Historic Rally Team has been somewhat in the doldrums, not helped by my taking a sabbatical to do the Peking to Paris Rally in June/July this year.
     
    If you would like to follow Jonathan Lodge and me on the event see www.p2pamx.com where there's already a load of material about our preparations and testing in Morocco.
     
    So to give you all plenty of time to prepare I am suggesting we put together a team of Saabs to contest the Rally Isle of Man in September, 2017 under the Saab Historic Rally Team Banner
     
    If we can get a feel for numbers I will see what we can do as a team entry with the organisers.  So please get in touch if you would be interested.  Plenty of time to get a car ready between now and then....
     
    If the Roger Albert runs in November 2017 we'll look to get a team entry there as well.
     
    All the best,
     

    Jim Valentine

Local Branches

  • South Yorkshire Saab

    South Yorkshire Saab currently do not have regular meetings but please contact Keith Long for any information of any Saab related events.

    Contact: Keith Long

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  • North of Scotland

    There is no formal Branch currently in operation (largely as a result of the sheer geographical spread of members across this area) and therefore no regular meetings.
    Where possible, there is usually an  SOC 'presence' at gatherings across the region organised by other clubs, motor museums or advertised on web forums (principally UKSaabs).

    The dates known so far for 2017 at which we aim to be represented are:

    • 23rd Apr    FBHVC 'Drive It Day' 2017  - various local runs (I'll be attending the one organised by the Highland Classic Motor Club, Inverness)
    • 7th May     Forres Theme Day
    • 21st May   Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire - "How Many Left" event for 'nearly classic' vehicles with fewer than 500 examples on the road
    • 27th May   Rotary Club of East Sutherland Classic Car Tour, Dornoch
    • 28th May   Vintage Day, Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
    • 8th/9th Jul  43rd Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle, Angus
    • 4th/6th Aug  (TBC)  Ignition Festival of Motoring, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow
    • 13th Aug    Historic Wheels Vintage Car Rally, Brodie Castle, Morayshire
    • 20th Aug    Royal Deeside Speed Festival, Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire
    • 26th Aug    Fortrose & Rosemarkie Classic Vehicle Rally, Fortrose, Ross-shire.
    • 3rd Sept     Motor Mania, Grantown on Spey. 
    • Early Dec    Joint SOC/UKSaabs Christmas Gathering - date and venue TBC (see UKSaabs forum for details)

    Should anyone wish to hook up with other Saab enthusiasts in the North of Scotland please contact:

    Derek Darnell

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  • East Sussex Saab

    East Sussex Saab is run by its members, for its members.

    Come and join us at our meet and chat with like minded individuals about all things Saab.

    We meet every month at different location so please check the events calendar or our website.

    Contact: Toby Field

    Telephone: 01323 651032

    Website: www.eastsussexsaab.co.uk

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Contact Us

Please use the form for general enquires about the club.  For specific Saab related enquiries it may be quicker to contact the appropriate Saab Registrar. For membership related issues please email membership@saabclub.c.uk 

If your question is not specifically related to the club itself please give your membership number.  We are unable to respond to general questions from non-members.

 

 

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