The intention with saabar.se is to share
information and pictures on my Saab cars, as well as other Saab cars from
Saab meetings and events from Sweden and abroad.
Saab is a very exciting car marquee. With Saabs origin from the Swedish
Aeroplane industry and a very successful career in rallying, together with
many unique innovations, Saab's heritage
gives a very distinctive touch to the Saab cars. Functionality, together
with handling, performance and environmental considerations in an exciting
package is the core of the brand. Compared to many other large companies,
this is done with limited resources, but with an ingenuity that is hard
to find elsewhere.
Another exiting thing with Saab cars are the Saab
drivers. They are not only drivers, they are dedicated enthusiasts that hardly
can be found elsewhere. If not before, this was demonstrated for the world
when enthusiasts all over the world stood up for Saab and demonstrated
their belief in the Saab company and it's future in january 2010.
Please note, I don't say it was the enthusiasts that made all the
difference, but I am confident that we made a very important contribution.
I was active as chairman and webmaster for Svenska Saabklubben for roughly
a decade and the Saab hobby has given me many dear friends in Sweden and all over the
world which is very rewarding and fun.
will you find here?
You will find hundreds of pictures from different Saab
meetings and perhaps some other car meetings as well, some of my
thoughts and presentations of my Saab cars, full scale and smaller. There
will also be some trivia on this very special Swedish car maker.
One or more Saabs?
Many Saabenthusiasts tends to own more
than one Saab. I think that each model is so special
and have a great "personality" of it's own, so it's hard to confine to
only one Saab.
For instance, the great rally car series that started with
the Saab 92 and ended (?) with Saab 96 and further on with the 99. The 99 Turbo teached the whole world what a Turbo was, the 900 Convertible
made open cars available to so many and boosted sales. The Saab 9000 that
was so much ahead of it's time that sales contracts was traded among
buyers before Saab started the deliveries and so on. Each and every Saab leaves
distinct footprint in the automotive history.
Naturally, I am an active member of The Saab Classic
Car Club of Sweden namely the Svenska
Saabklubben that focus on Saabs from the Saab 92 to the Saab
9000. I strongly recommend a visit to their site.
I hope that you will enjoy
these pages, and again, welcome!