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'Saabs on the Marches' Driving tour 26th to 28th June 2015

A leisurely tour of the Brecon Beacons and the Wye valley in beautiful south Wales, starting at the Hampton by Hilton hotel in Newport, with a meet and greet on the afternoon of Friday 26th June, followed by an evening three course hot buffet. Saturday the 27th will be spent touring the Brecon Beacons then returning once again to the Hampton hotel for an evening three course hot buffet meal. The tour will be continued on Sunday the 28th June finishing after lunch, allowing plenty of time to travel home.

 

Designated a national park in 1957, the Brecon Beacons National Park is situated in mid-Wales and contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain, The park occupies 519 sq miles of mountains, moors, forests, pastureland, lakes and the broad Usk valley. The easternmost highlands in the park, lying between Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye, are the Black Mountains (old red sandstone) the highest point beong Waun Fach at 2,660 ft.

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Our tour will be based at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel on the outskirts of Newport. This new modern four-star luxury hotel serves a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast to start your day and there's a friendly bar where you can end your evening.

Recreational amenities include a fitness facility, there's complimentary wireless Internet access in the hotel's public areas, and the guest rooms come with desks, sofa beds, LCD televisions and blackout drapes.

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Our package for the weekend will include:
bed, breakfast, evening buffet and commemorative rally plate and route instructions.

The cost will be £190 per double room.
Alternatively you may wish to join us for the tours only at a cost of £20 per car to include the commemorative rally plate and route instructions.

For more information and a booking form please contact, Alex Rankin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01935 431196. Alternatively you can find more information and the booking form on our website.

http://www.visit-brecon-beacons.co.uk/places-to-visit.shtml

Non-refundable deposit of 50% per couple to be paid by 20th April, total amount paid by 1st June please (cheques only) to the SAAB OWNERS CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN LTD

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Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Oct 14 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Essex SAAB Group Meeting
Sat Oct 20 @10:00 - 03:00PM
SOC Annual General Meeting
Tue Nov 06 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Nov 11 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Essex SAAB Group Meeting

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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.

 

 

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Who was Erik Carlsson?

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.

Local Branches

South Yorkshire Saab

South Yorkshire Saab are no longer meeting.  If anyone would like to take up the baton in this part of the world please contact Elli Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

North of Scotland

There is no formal Branch currently in operation (largely as a result of the sheer geographical spread of members across this area) and therefore no regular meetings.
Where possible, there is usually an  SOC 'presence' at gatherings across the region organised by other clubs, motor museums or advertised on web forums (principally UKSaabs).

The dates known so far for 2017 at which we aim to be represented are:

  • 23rd Apr    FBHVC 'Drive It Day' 2017  - various local runs (I'll be attending the one organised by the Highland Classic Motor Club, Inverness)
  • 7th May     Forres Theme Day
  • 21st May   Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire - "How Many Left" event for 'nearly classic' vehicles with fewer than 500 examples on the road
  • 27th May   Rotary Club of East Sutherland Classic Car Tour, Dornoch
  • 28th May   Vintage Day, Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
  • 8th/9th Jul  43rd Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle, Angus
  • 4th/6th Aug  (TBC)  Ignition Festival of Motoring, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow
  • 13th Aug    Historic Wheels Vintage Car Rally, Brodie Castle, Morayshire
  • 20th Aug    Royal Deeside Speed Festival, Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire
  • 26th Aug    Fortrose & Rosemarkie Classic Vehicle Rally, Fortrose, Ross-shire.
  • 3rd Sept     Motor Mania, Grantown on Spey. 
  • Early Dec    Joint SOC/UKSaabs Christmas Gathering - date and venue TBC (see UKSaabs forum for details)

Should anyone wish to hook up with other Saab enthusiasts in the North of Scotland please contact:

Derek Darnell

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Essex Saab Group

Come and join us and chat with like minded individuals about all things Saab. We are a small but friendly group and is run by it's members for its members

Meeting dates: 2nd Sunday of the month. Please check our website or the SOC Event calendar, to confirm dates.

Meeting location: Halfway House, on the A127, Brentwood, CM13 3LL, (Off the east bound slip Road, Brentwood and Orsett A128 turn off).

Special Event: Sunday 16 September 2018, between 10am - 4pm.

 This event has been cancelled.

Website: essexsaabgroup.co.uk      

Facebook: SAAB Owners Club - Essex SAAB Group     

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Charity: We proudly support the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. 

NEXT MEETING:  14th October - 2018 -Halfway House, A127, Brentwood.

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Please use the form for general enquires about the club.  For specific Saab related enquiries it may be quicker to contact the appropriate Saab Registrar. For membership related issues please email membership@saabclub.c.uk 

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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