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Saabs @ Cadwell

 The 2015 National will be held at Cadwell Park in the glorious Lincolnshire Wolds from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 July, combining a Track Day on the Sunday with the usual festivities of our annual national event. It is appreciated that the date is earlier than usual, however members have been asking for an event where cars move and this is the closest date to the ‘normal’ date which we could secure.

Follow this link for full details

Click here for an online booking form or here for a downloadable PDF.  Please note that catering arrangements on the pdf are incorrect (much improved!).  Click for details

Important Members Notice

PLEASE read the instructions in the Login box carefully before trying to log in for the first time.

Hot off the press - the 'Nordic Cars' episode of "For the Love of Cars" featuring several Saabs and SOC members will be shown on Channel 4 on Sun 17th May at 8pm.

NOTE: Membership purchase Online is working again. Please also see http://www.saabclubmembership.co.uk/

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Saab 9-5 (1997 – 2010)

The all-new 9-5 series strengthened Saab's position in the mid-size premium segment by replacing the long-running 9000 with two distinct bodystyles, a sedan and a wagon. The sedan was launched in 1997 and the wagon - Saab's first since the 95 model in 1959 – came a year later. Both were penned by Saab’s Norwegian designer, Einar Hareide.

Bold styling adopted design cues from the second-generation 900 model. The rising, wedge-shaped waistline, the 'hockey stick' line into the 'C'-pillars, the shape of the front lights and the oval door handles were all key Saab identifiers. The 9-5 also included a 'clamshell' hood, last seen in the 99/900 series. The sedan's coupé-like roof line and integrated boot-lid spoiler contributed to an excellent drag co-efficient of just 0.29, the lowest figure achieved at that time by Saab for a production car.

Inside, the 9-5 featured an evolution of the 9000's aircraft-inspired ‘cockpit’ layout, with an integrated center stack and instrument panel wrapping around the driver. It also retained the 9000’s widely-acclaimed seating comfort. The feel and shape of many of the controls drew on Saab tradition, as did the ignition switch mounted between the front seats. In common with previous Saab sedan models, the 9-5 also retained a folding rear seat for added practicality.

11434741Improvements in ride quality and interior noise levels was gained by mounting the front and rear suspensions on isolated sub-frames and, for the first time, an independent, multi-link rear suspension layout was adopted. The body structure included further developments in front crumple zone design and a 'pendulum' movement of the lower 'B'-pillar for greater side impact protection. Saab Active Head Restraints were fitted to the front seats, helping to reduce the risk of neck injury in rear-end collisions.

The 9-5 wagon - marketed in Sweden as a SportCombi - was designed in parallel with the sedan and featured unique bodywork from the B-pillar rearwards. The raked angle of the tailgate gave it a sporty appearance to complement its load-carrying capabilities. Design features included 'wraparound' rear window glazing and aircraft-inspired cargo securing tracks in the trunk floor. The tailgate had integral down-lighting and an extremely strong roll-out floor section for easy loading was offered as an option.

At launch, the 9-5 engine line-up featured the world's first asymmetrically-turbocharged engine, a 200 bhp V6 unit with a single turbo driven by just one bank of cylinders. Other light pressure turbo engines were a 150 hp 2.0-liter and a 170 hp 2.3-liter, including balancer shafts for greater running refinement.

In 2002, a wide-range of enhancements to the chassis, suspension and powertrain were introduced, as well as subtle front and rear restyling. Two diesel engines, a 120 hp four cylinder and an all-new 176 hp V6 were added to the range.

Engine development culminated in a 260 hp, 2.3-liter turbo engine for top-of-the-line Aero variants. And, in 2005, Saab introduced its first BioPower engine, capable of running on E85 bioethanol fuel, or gasoline, in any proportions.1201769

A total of 483,593 cars were produced.

Innovative features:

  • Night Panel, instrument dimming in addition to illumination cut-off
  • Compressed speedometer scale for accurate reading at lower speeds
  • Chilled glovebox kept at 6°C for storage of cold drinks etc.
  • Ventilated front seats using small electric fans for greater comfort
  • Split-fold sun visors for more effective dazzle prevention
  • Charcoal air filter to prevent odors entering cabin
  • Saab Active Head Restraints (SAHR) for front seats
  • Bi-xenon headlights for more powerful road illumination (from 2001)
  • BioPower engine, running on ethanol (E85) or gasoline (from 2005)

The SAAB 9-5 is also avaliable highly tuned from Swiss performance experts Hirsch.

Contact the Registrar

SOC Event Calendar

Wed Jun 03 @08:00 -
South West Saab
Sat Jun 13 @09:00 -
Peaks And Dales
Fri Jun 26 @09:00 - 12:00AM
Saabs on The Marches
Fri Jul 03 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Saabs @ Cadwell
Sat Jul 04 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Saabs @ Cadwell

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Motorsports

  • The Oulton Park Gold Cup. 28th & 29th August, 2011

    The Oulton Park Gold Cup.

    Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy a sensational weekend of racing from a priceless collection of historic single seaters, saloons and sports cars.
    Since its inception as a non-championship Formula One race, the Oulton Park Gold Cup has developed into the north west's premier historic car event, attracting more than 400 vehicles each year.
    2011 highlights include track action from Historic F2 and F5000 single seaters, Classic Touring Cars, Historic Grand Prix Cars and 1 litre 'Screamer' Formula 3 cars. Paddock access is free during the weekend to enable spectators to take a close look at the unique machinery competing.

    If we go as a group, with Saab 'display cars', The car and driver of the Saab display cars get in free,* provided we tell the organisers in advance;

    The car registration, model, colour and the drivers SOC membership number.

    Anyone else will have to pay the entry admissions as shown on their poster.

    The entry is via the Main gate on the day, and anyone getting a 'ticket' should put it or hold it in view when entering the circuit.

    Book in advance with John Howard, display your SAAB and dont pay the addmission fee, Johns tel no is 07836212204.

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  • Myers To Enter Harry Flatters Rally

    Severn Valley 20121

    Hugh and Debby Myers are out to prove husband and wife can have a very happy existance competing in the same car together. You wont find too many disagreements in this car as the crew take on the tarmac of Eypnt Military ranges in their bright green Saab 96 v4. They are hoping to add to their points tally, which is holding them second in class in this years BHRC against some powerful Escorts.

     
  • Historic Motorsport Documentation

    This section over time will be populated with period documentation to help people prove what was used in period motorsport.

Local Branches

  • Dragon Saab Branch

    Dragon Saab hold their Club Meetings on the first Tuesday of every month 19:30 onwards at the

    Ty Nant Pub
    Ty Nant Road
    Morganstown
    Cardiff
    CF15 8LB 

    Contact Chris Redmond
     T: 07970 000164

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  • West Midlands Branch

    This page will hold details and notes for the West Midlands & Warwickshire Branch

     
  • BEDFORDSHIRE, HERTFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Branch

    This page will hold details and notes for the West Midlands & Warwickshire Branch

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