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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.

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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/

With the bank holiday season quickly approaching, leading car manufacturer Saab is launching a campaign to bring back quality family time in the car.

The campaign comes on the back of a recent poll of UK parents, commissioned by Saab GB, which showed that whilst travelling as a family in the car remains the most popular mode of transport, parents aren’t actually taking advantage of this fantastic opportunity to engage with their children.

The poll revealed that 63 per cent of parents say they travel as a family in the UK or Europe by car compared to plane, (25%) and train (9%).

In fact, the survey indicated that more than 40 per cent of parents are planning on taking a long car journey with their family this Easter, but that almost three quarters do not look forward to such journeys, with the top irritation being kids moaning that the journey is taking too long and that they are bored (65%). This is shortly followed by children fighting all of the time (21%) and kids asking for treats throughout the whole journey (18%).

This means that many children are left to entertain themselves in the car, with two thirds playing computer games, playing games on a mobile phone or watching movies to pass the time.

40 per cent of parents even went as far to say that they wouldn’t consider going on a long car journey with their children without the aid of technology to keep them entertained, with 62 per cent agreeing that technology has made journeys with children much easier.

Charles Toosey, Managing Director at Saab GB commented: “Technology has undoubtedly made keeping our children entertained in the car a lot easier, however it seems a genuine shame that we are not making more of this time together.

“Families lead such hectic lives these days that travelling in the car is one occasion when we can really spend quality time with each other. We are therefore launching a campaign to encourage parents to embrace this opportunity and look at more interactive ways of keeping their children entertained when in the car.

“Playing car games with our children ticks both of these boxes and if we think back to when we travelled in the car with our parents, such games were a really fun part of the journey. We therefore want to set the challenge to parents this Easter to ditch digital and rediscover the more traditional forms of entertainment when travelling as a family.”

Indeed, the research highlighted that 40 per cent of parents would like to spend more time interacting with their children in the car, with the average parent currently spending only one third of their time in the car talking to or playing games with their children. Furthermore, 60 per cent of parents admitted that they don’t play any games at all with their kids.

This stands in stark contrast to their memories of childhood car journeys with respondents indicating that almost 50 per cent of this time was spent playing car games with their parents and two thirds rating ‘I Spy’ as their favourite and most regularly played game.

Other games which ranked in the top 5 of those played most frequently in the car included the Car Colour game (34%), the Alphabet game (22%), ‘I went on holiday and I bought...’ (19%) and Spot the Animal (11%).

I spy.....Saab searches for the ultimate car game

Toosey added: “The research shows that there are lots of great games that parents can play with their children. So as part of our Bring Back Family Time campaign, and to help parents and children get their imagination into gear, we are launching a competition to find today’s best family car game.

“We are looking for suggestions of the most fun and innovative games that can be played whilst on the move and will be rewarding the winning entry with the ultimate fun family experience: a family ticket to Alton Towers including accommodation at the amazing Alton Towers Resort Hotel plus the loan of a Saab 9-3 SportWagon for the weekend.”

To enter, simply submit a description of your proposed game (in no more than 150 words) along with your name and contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, you can send your submission by post to Saab GB/Bring Back Family Time, Martell House, University Way, Cranfield, Befordshire, MK42 0TR.

Saab offers a fantastic range of vehicles ideal for travelling as a family. The SportWagon is perfectly suited to accommodate families on both short hops and long journeys. With its spacious interior, multi-fold floor and under-floor stowage, transporting an entire family and their luggage is not only incredibly easy but flexible too.

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

  • Myers To Enter Harry Flatters Rally

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    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.

     
  • Valentine To Delight At Goodwood Festival Of Speed 11-14th July

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    London Art expert Jim Valentine will be smoking his Saab 2 Sroke Bullnose around the twisty rally track at the top of the hill during the FoS. If you are lucky enough to have tickets to the best mobile motorsport show in Europe, go and check Jim out in action and smell that lovely 2 stroke oil!

     
  • 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.

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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