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* Pre booking for SAAB FEST UK at Prescott Hill Climb is now closed. *

You are all still more than welcome to attend and pay at the gate.

Everyone in the UK SAAB community is welcome to attend and can pay on the gate each day £12 per car. Camping available Saturday night at £24. Hill runs available on a first come first basis for Sunday at £7 a run. Don’t miss out on this very special Saab event and chance to run up Prescott Hill Climb circuit, home of the Bugatti Owners Club, Gotherington, Cheltenham.

 

This year the Saab Owners Club national weekend ‘Saab Fest UK’ is at Prescott Hill which is owned by the Bugatti Owners Club and being a hill climb circuit Prescott has superb views over the entire site and surrounding Cotswolds. Saabfest will have exclusive use of the venue and all facilities Saturday through to Sunday.

 

Saturday will be the main show day to include best car competition. There will also be an evening function including entertainment. Sunday we have full access to Prescott Hill Climb to take your Saab up the legendary circuit. This will not be a competitive event however you will be allowed to drive the hill at your own pace. We hope to see many of you at what we are sure will be a very special weekend.

PAYMENT AND TERMS

Pre-Booking for Saab Fest is closed, However visitors to Saab Fest are welcome to pay on the gate.

Unfortunately as Prescott Hill is a race circuit, animals are not permitted on site.

Traders and 'car booters' are welcome at no extra charge

All enquiries to Chris Redmond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Saab Owners Club GB reserve the right to change elements of the event or programme at their discretion.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

Saturday 18th August
9.00am Welcome registration and arrival for visitors camping with motor homes, caravans and tents.
10.00am Show opens today visitors, best car competitions, trade stands and vehicle displays.
14.00 Voting for best car competition closes.
16.00 Best car competition presentation and awards.
19.00 Evening meal at the Bugatti Clubhouse.
20.00-23.00 Evening Entertainment at the Bugatti Clubhouse.

Sunday 19th August
9.00am show opens to visitors, display vehicles and hill climb participants.
9.00-9.30 Initial Drivers Briefings
9.30-13.00 Morning Hill Climb Access
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-16.00 Afternoon Hill Climb Access
16.30 Event closes

SOC Event Calendar

Sun Aug 26 @14:00 -
Berks Hants Oxon Sunday chat
Tue Sep 04 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Sep 09 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Essex SAAB Group Meeting
Sat Sep 15 @11:00 - 04:00PM
Beds Bucks Herts Lunch at Ace Cafe
Tue Oct 02 @17:30 - 10:30PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet

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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.

 

 

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:  9th September - 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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