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An example of the earlier magazine style

The Club Magazine

Members of the SAAB Owners Cub receive a copy of the club magazine 'SAAB Driver' bi-monthly. The magazine (A4 size) is a 64 page colour publication. The magazine carries articles, news, technical, events and many other items.

 

The content of the magazine varies from month to month. Features include Steering Wheel, Car Clinic, Post Bag, Model Registers including the new Boost! feature which addresses all aspects of Saab Tuning.

In the Members area of the Site members have access to Back Issues, currently dating back to 2007! Above is an example of a pre 2009 edition available in the members area.

Earlier versions are only available on paper.  We are actively looking at getting these digitised.  There are all sorts of issues with this, in particular the cheapest options involve, effectively destroying a copy of the magazine by cutting the spine.  As you can image owners of the rarer editions are not particularly enthusiastic about this idea.

The back issues section has recently been updated to include all 2015 issues

The 'SAAB Driver' is the main means of communication between members and provides the opportunity to air views and ask questions. A sample copy of the magazine is available to download in Adobe PDF format.

 PDF iconSample SAAB Driver Magazine [PDF 4.56Mb]

 

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SOC Event Calendar

Wed Oct 24 @19:45 -
Berks Hants Oxon evening wind-down
Tue Nov 06 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Nov 11 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Essex SAAB Group Meeting & Buffet
Thu Nov 22 @18:00 - 10:00PM
Norse Night at the Ace Cafe
Sun Nov 25 @14:00 -
Berks Hants Oxon Sunday Chat

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Motorsports

GALLOWAY HILLS RALLY

As the final round, the Galloway Hills Rally was not a scoring round for us and my driver took the decision not to contest it, giving me a chance to dust off the 99 for another blast through the woods. Martin MacCabe, a Scottish Championship regular kindly agreed to read the notes. With a two car team bolstered by Grant Inglis in his lovely new MK2 Escort we made a good spectacle as the service barges towed us into the Rally HQ in the pretty town of Castle Douglas.

 

News from Jim Valentine (June 2016)

With the suspension of the Roger Albert Clark Rally the Saab Historic Rally Team has been somewhat in the doldrums, not helped by my taking a sabbatical to do the Peking to Paris Rally in June/July this year.
 
If you would like to follow Jonathan Lodge and me on the event see www.p2pamx.com where there's already a load of material about our preparations and testing in Morocco.
 
So to give you all plenty of time to prepare I am suggesting we put together a team of Saabs to contest the Rally Isle of Man in September, 2017 under the Saab Historic Rally Team Banner
 
If we can get a feel for numbers I will see what we can do as a team entry with the organisers.  So please get in touch if you would be interested.  Plenty of time to get a car ready between now and then....
 
If the Roger Albert runs in November 2017 we'll look to get a team entry there as well.
 
All the best,
 

Jim Valentine

 

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 11th November 2018, 2 - 4pm, Halfway House, Brentwood. 

We will be holding a Christmas Buffet, for members, partners, family and friends. Tickets price is £10.00 per person and will be on sale at our October meeting.

If you can't attend in October, but want to attend the buffet, please email us, for the secretary's address to post cheques.

Hope to see you there.

Website: essexsaabgroup.co.uk      

Facebook: SAAB Owners Club - Essex SAAB Group     

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

NEXT MEETING:  11 November - 2018 -Halfway House, A127, Brentwood.

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Contact Us

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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