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'Much ado about Saab' Or something like that!


Friday - Sunday, July 24-26 2009
Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9SE


Saab Hospitality Suite

Camping on-site for tents, trailer tents, caravans and motor caravans

  • SOC designated area within race course itself.
  • Arrival from 2.00pm Friday July 24th.
  • No sleeping in commercial delivery vans.
  • Fees pre-booked pitches: £12.00 per unit for one night, £10.00 per unit per night if more than one night booked. (These rates will apply for Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights only).
  • Fees for those wishing to camp without prior booking: £13.00 per unit for one night, £11.00 per unit per night if more than one night booked. (These rates will apply for Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights only).
  • A few electric hook-ups are available on the touring site (100 yards from SOC area) at an extra cost of £2.50 per night or £3.00 if only booked for one night. PLEASE NOTE this facility is only available for bookings BEFORE 10th July 2009, on a first come first served.
  • Non-members will be charged an additional £5.00 per adult for participating in the weekend. Please encourage your friends to join (or rejoin) SOC at the meeting or prior to the meeting quoting code ‘natl2009’ to qualify for a special one-year membership rate, without the payment of a joining fee.
  • Campers wishing to stay on the commercial site prior to or after the event should contact the organisers. This may necessitate moving your unit to a different pitch if so requested.
  • Access to showers is via a token system and these will be provided by SOC reception at a cost of 50p each.
  • Dogs are welcome on site provided they are kept on a leash and are properly controlled. A dog walk is available. DO NOT walk or exercise dogs on the race track; and owners will be responsible for removing any dog fouling.
  • There is a car boot sale on the car park outside the main gates and a Bottle Fair in the main building so ID badges will be provided.
Other accommodation
  • Stratford has a full range of hotels, guest houses (within walking distance) and B&Bs. Please contact the Tourist Information office at Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6GW. Tel: 0870 160 7930
Saabs in a line at the SOC NationalDay visitors – Saturday July 25th 2009
  • Arrival on site from 9.00am.
  • Fees: members pre-booked £3.00, on the day £4.00. Non-members pre-booked £4.00, on the day £5.00.
  • Traders and ‘car booters’ are welcome and will be able to park in a designated area. They will be charged the same rate as campers or day visitors. A contribution of a raffle prize or a gift for entry to the ‘penny auction’ would be appreciated!
  • Day visitors are welcome to stay to the BBQ – open from about 6.00pm.
Sunday July 26th 2009
  • There will be no on-site activities on Sunday July 26th; however anyone wishing to take part in the organised tour can do so, provided organisers are informed of this in advance.
  • There will be a tour around the Cotswolds with (hopefully!) stops at the David Sutton Rally Car Museum and Cotswold Motor Museum.


  • Friday evening supper (lasagne, salads, French/garlic bread and fruit salad, ice-cream and shortbread biscuit) £10.50. per adult. Children under 14 free. There is a vegetarian option.
  • Saturday: an on-site cafe will be available for drinks and snacks from 9.00am until 4.00pm
  • Saturday evening BBQ, strawberries and ice cream £ 13.00 per adult. Children under 14 free. There is a Vegetarian option.
  • Our caterers will try to meet particular dietary needs if we are informed in advance.
  • There will be no bar available on-site. However, members and guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic or soft drinks to the Friday supper or Saturday BBQ. Clearly, the organisers will expect responsible consumption of any alcohol and safe removal of ‘empties’.



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    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.

  • 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.

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    Dragon Saab are the South Wales regional group

    We are a group of Saab enthusiasts who are passionate for all Saab cars from the earliest two stroke models to latest modern Saabs. In fact as a car club we are passionate about all forms of motoring.

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  • West Midlands and Warwickshire Saab

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

    All meetings will take place at the Stonebridge Island Toby Carvery (CV7 7HL) just off the A45/A446/A452 roundabout and the meetings tend to start at about 19:45.

    All welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.

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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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