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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

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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/

ERIK CARLSSON TO ATTEND START OF XIV RALLYE MONTE CARLO HISTORIQUE, REIMS, JANUARY 28TH, 2011

Rally legend Erik Carlsson is to support the centenary celebrations of the Monte Carlo Rally by backing a team who will compete in this week’s XIVth Monte Carlo Historique rally in an exact replica of the car that took him to victory back in 1963.

The classic Saab 96 has been created by German vintage car magazine Oldtimer Markt and will be driven by chief editor Peter Steinfurth and navigator Thorsten Loeber .They will take the start at Reims this Friday (28 January) in a car that recreates the original in every detail, right down to the 283 entry number Erik used that year. He will be on hand to wave them off.

The exploits of Erik, aka ‘On the Roof’, Carlsson helped put Saab on the automotive map in the 1960s. He is a double winner of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1962 and 1963 and also took a hat-trick of RAC Rally victories in 1960-62. Now 82 years old, Erik was born in Trollhättan, Sweden, the home town of Saab, and was a works driver for the company throughout his career. Today, he is still employed as a roving ambassador for Saab.

Erik Carlsson was married to Pat Moss (1934-2008), who was also a successful rally driver with several wins in the Monte Carlo Rally ladies class, She was the younger sister of racing driver Sir Stirling Moss.

Erik’s ‘David and Goliath’ battles against larger, more powerful cars are now legendary in the annals of international rallying. With small two-stroke engines, 748 or 841 cc, the first Saabs lacked power for competition use and to overcome this disadvantage Erik developed a special driving technique. It was necessary to keep the engine revving at all times, so he used left foot braking while keeping his right food hard on the accelerator pedal. This allowed him to make the most of his car’s light weight and manoeuvrability while cornering.

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

Classifieds

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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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  • 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.

     

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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