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Welcome to the Saab Owners Club

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/

The newest Newsletter has just arrived from Site Sponsor Hirsch and I have reprinted it below for you all to see.
The Hirsch Performance 2011 spring collection of accessories for the Saab 9-5 is now available.
At the Auto Zürich and Detroit car shows, Hirsch Performance previewed a few accessories planned for the new Saab 9-5 with the 9-5 Hirsch
Performance Concept. The forged 20″ wheels are already being delivered, and now additional products have been finalized for production.
Hirsch Performance wishes you a spring full of driving enjoyment!

260 hp Performance Upgrade for the Saab 9-5 2.0T Turbo4
The performance upgrade offering a power increase of 40 hp for the model year 2011 Saab 9-5 2.0T Turbo4 is now available for installation.
For the second generation of the Saab 9-5, the proven 2-litre engine from the Saab 9-3 was improved and equipped with direct injection and twin scroll turbo technology, which both contribute to more power reserves and a quicker throttle response. Excellent conditions for a
performance upgrade! The improved charge air cooling with the direct injection makes it possible to increase the peak power output to 260hp, and the maximum torque to 400 Nm.
Sporty Sedan
In addition to producing an impressive acceleration and overtaking capability, the performance upgrade also increases the top speed to
250km/h. The fuel consumption is only marginally different, and the emission levels remain unchanged.
No compromises
Just like the base vehicle, cars equipped with the engine upgrade from Hirsch Performance remain compliant with the extremely strict Euro 5 emissions standard. New for Euro 5 is that all emissions measurements need to be made also with E85 for BioPower cars. As a result, Hirsch Performance can now for the first time provide certified fuel consumtion and emissions data also for E85 fuel. The emissions measurements were performed for Hirsch Performance by Saab Automobile in Trollhättan.
Maintenance costs and service intervals remain unchanged for cars equipped with a performance ugrade from Hirsch Performance. The Saab Original new vehicle warranty also remains in full effect.
As for all software upgrades from Hirsch Performance, it is possible to try the upgrade free of charge for ten days. If the performance upgrades meet your expectations, you can simply keep it installed and complete the purchase transaction, and if not, the software can easily be de-installed without charge. Please contact your Saab dealer for details on possible labour charges for installation or uninstallation.
Available for: 9-5 2.0T Turbo4 and 2.0T BioPower, with front wheel drive and XWD, manual and automatic transmissions.
Saab 9-5 Sports exhaust in stainless steel

Sporty sound for the 2.0T and 2.8T – now in stock
For drivers looking for a sportier engine sound, Hirsch Performance has developed a sports exhaust in stainless steel which perfectly matches the character of the car. During normal driving, the sound is moderate and refined, and at full throttle it becomes powerful and sporty.
The appearance is characterized by the sporty and at the same time elegant brushed stainless steel four-pipe exhaust bezels.
Using advanced mathematical models and computer-aided sound analysis, the sound designers at Hirsch Performance were able to eliminate disturbing noise at motorway speeds, and at the same time create an appealing and sporty sound character.
All exhaust components are flow optimized to minimize pressure loss, improving the throttle response of the engine.
The Hirsch Performance sports exhaust replaces the orignal exhaust system from the catalyst and back. Longevity and durability are
guaranteed, thanks to the stainless steel design. Like all Hirsch Performance products, the exhaust system is compliant with current
legislation and is delivered including required documentation. Cars equipped with Hirsch Performance accessories keep the Saab Original new vehicle warranty unchanged.
Available for: 9-5 2.0T Turbo4, 2.0T BioPower (with front wheel drive and XWD), and 2.8T Turbo6. Fits Linear, Vector and Aero trim levels.
Sports suspension for the Saab 9-5 Turbo6
With the Hirsch Performance lowering kit developed with typical Swiss precision, the car is lowered by 20mm in the front and 10mm in the rear, creating even better driving dynamics and a sportier stance.
The lowered centre of mass contributes to a shortened stopping distance and improved handling, creating a substantially more dynamic driving experience.
In addition, the aerodynamics of the car are improved by the lowering kit, as the wheels are no longer as exposed to the oncoming air,
lowering drag, and the reduced air flow under the car improves high speed stability. The lowering kit thereby generates several improvements to the driving experience.
The Hirsch Performance sports suspension is optimized for Drive Sense and fully compatible with all driver assistance systems from Saab.
Available for: 9-5 Turbo6 XWD

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

  • Roger Albert Clark 2014 Details

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    In 2014 the historic rally team consisted of four cars ranging from 2 Strokes to classic 900, see details in the link below:-

    http://www.rogeralbertclarkrally.org/RAC_2014/2014_spectator_info.htm

    Saab Team Entries Open For Rally Sunseeker & Roger Albert Clark Rally

    The Saab Historic Rally Team in the UK are looking for entries to the Rally Sunseeker on the south coast 27-28th Sept and the R.A.C rally Yorkshire to Carlisle 2013 8-10th Nov.

    Overseas entries are welcome.

    Please contact Richard Simpson or Jim Valentine.

     

     
  • Motorsport Update 08/05/2013

    Even though times are tough at the moment there still a number of Saabs out competing:-

    Hugh/Debby Myers are contesting the BHRC Championship along with Ceriog Hughes in their 96 V4’s.

    Steve Higgins is contesting the new Roger Albert Championship in his 2 stroke.

    Tyrone Lawton is contesting the ANCC championship in his first year of motorsport in a C900.

    Jim Valentine has an entry into Goodwood Festival of Speed.

    There will be a Saab team on this years RAC.

     
  • Roger Albert Clark Rally

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    Recreating the Lombard R.A.C. Rallies, from a time many believe was rallying’s golden era, The Roger Albert Clark (RAC) Rally surely is Britain’s, and one of the world’s, favourite events for historic cars. It’s two-wheel-drive only with Ford Escort Mk1s & Mk2s, Vauxhall Chevettes, Lancia Stratos and Fulvia, Opel Asconas, Saab 96s, Porsche 911s and many more among the entries.

    The gruelling three-day route runs from Pickering, North Yorkshire, through the world famous forest stages of Dalby, Newclose Rigg on Friday night. On Saturday the rally visits Gale Rigg along with four spectator stages in Duncombe Park near Helmsley and a further two spectator stages on Croft Circuit near Darlington prior to more nighttime forest stages in Hamsterley and Pundershaw before an overnight stop in Carlisle.

    Day three moves into the forests of Kielder, Cumbria and Dumfries etc. See full schedule below
    Friday 23rd November 2012 Start, Pickering Showground, first car due17:31. Last car due 18:51
    SS1, Dalby 1, first car due18:01. Last car due 19:21
    SS2, Newclose Rigg, 1 first car due 18:39.Last car due 19:56
    SS3, Dalby 2, first car due 19:57. Last car due 21:14
    SS4, Newclose Rigg 2, first car due 20.24. Last car due 21:44
    Saturday 24th November 2012 Restart, Pickering Showground, first car due 08:16. Last car due 09:36
    SS5, Gale Rigg 1, first car due 0844. Last car due 10:04
    SS6, Duncombe Park 1, first car due 09:38. Last car due 10:58
    SS7, Duncombe Park 2, first car due 10:02. Last car due 11:22
    SS8, Gale Rigg 2, first car due 11:23. Last car due 12:43
    SS9, Duncombe Park 3, first car due 12:17. Last car due 13:37
    SS10, Duncombe Park 4, first car due 12:41. Last car due 14:01
    SS11, Croft 1, first car due 14:35. Last car due 15:55
    SS12, Croft 2, first car due 14:49. Last car due 16:09
    SS13, Hamsterley, first car due 15:53. Last car due 17:13
    SS14, Pundershaw 1, first car due 17:47. Last car due 19:07
    SS15, Pundershaw 2, first car due 18:10. Last car due 19:30
    Sunday 25th November 2012 Restart Carlisle, first car due 07:46. Last car due 09:06
    SS16, Glen Dhu, first car due 08:34. Last car due 09:54
    SS17, Newcastleton, first car due 08:55. Last car due 10:15
    SS18, Florida 1, first car due 09:33. Last car due 10:43
    SS19, Riccarton, first car due 09:52. Last car due 11:12
    SS20, Craik 1, first car due 11:26. Last car due 12:46
    SS21, Craik 2, first car due 13:27. Last car due 14:47
    SS22, Wauchope, first car due 14:41. Last car due 16:01
    SS23, Florida 2, first car due 15:14 Last car due 16:34
    SS24, Kershope, first car due15:41. Last car due 17:01
    Rally Finish Brampton, first car due 16:45
     

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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