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The SAAB Owners Club of GB Annual General Meeting
 
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We invite you to join us for the AGM of the Saab Owners Club of Great Britain Limited on Saturday 21 October 2017 at 1200 in the Argosy Suite at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton CV3 4FR

Come and spend the day both visiting the Midland Air Museum and AVRO Shackleton WR963 “Ermintrude”. Get up close and personal to 4 mighty Rolls Royce V12 Griffons during an engine run (subject to serviceability).

Aircraft open and available for internal viewing.

A photographer will be on site for group photo of all cars with WR963

Gates open 10am – 4pm - shop on site

Follow signs for Classic Airforce, then follow SOC or DC6 Diner signs on Atlantic Avenue CV8 3AZ All proceeds go towards the maintenance of AVRO Shackleton WR963

Many thanks to the Shackleton Aviation Group  http://www.avroshackleton.co.uk

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SOC Event Calendar

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 & Buffet
Thu Nov 22 @18:00 - 10:00PM
Norse Night at the Ace Cafe
Tue Dec 04 @19:00 - 11:00PM
Dragon Saab Christmas Meal

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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.

 

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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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     

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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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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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