GB SAAB Owner's Club National - July 25th - 27th

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E Juul 28, 2008 23:00

Hei - I'm from the UK, and online friends with Cyber, Aljoga and a few other Estonians. I'd just like to show you all some photographs of our national SAAB Club event which we had at the weekend here in the UK.

Well, I had a fantastic day ... the event was only about an hour's drive from where I live, so I had no excuse but to pop along. It was really good to spend the day with SAAB friends and meet some new friends, chat about the cars we love and ... well, chat about the cars we love. I was a day visitor, so I'm not partaking of the evening festivities ... maybe next year?

Anyway ... without further ado, here's my take on the day:
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery/soc_2008

One of the first cars I made a bee-line for was this Turbo X. The owner said, "it just goes" ... no lag, no surge, no tramlining, no torque-steer ... just goes ... straight forward and bloomin' quick!

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8063.jpg

... and I got to sit in it, fire it up (whereupon it says, "Ready for take off!" on the dash) ... how awesome is that? I joked about driving off with it ... and nearly did ... for a Classic 900 pilot, this is like coming home 30 years later. My Lord! What a car! Well done SAAB!

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8065.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8064.jpg

... and I got this nice shot of the car, yearning for the skies

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8069.jpg

Some innovative wheel re-spraying ... yuk! or yum! depending on which side of the fence you sit ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8061.jpg

Engine bay detail ... courtesy of Lancashire SAAB Owner's Club Steve Alty (300 BHP Maptun Stage 3 ... the "no f***ing about Edition"):

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8072.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8073.jpg

The 'Design' Edition ... think Viggen, but without the logos, and probably a more rare car than the Viggen itself:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8093.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8094.jpg

... the old ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8082.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8083.jpg

... with an innovative rear seat cover:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8079.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8081.jpg

... and the new:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8085.jpg

I got to be nice about a GM900 with it's owner :shock: I like this car ... a mid-200 BHP Abbottised NG900 which the owner has some good plans for. Currently running a chargecooler, he wants to move on to an FMIC:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8087.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8086.jpg

... a nice 'Carlsson' Edition (albeit with aftermarket wheels):

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8088.jpg

Hey, I recognise that nice white 900 in the reflection 8-)

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8095.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8090.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8097.jpg

... and some rally cars:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8111.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8113.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8106.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8107.jpg

... and a nice 'Platana Gray' convertible - this is Ellie Wilson's lovely car:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8108.jpg

... and you can just make out half a Sonett (rare for us in the UK) just on the LHS top of the picture. The white cars in this picture are mine (on the right) and fellow West Yorkshire SAABer Ady's in the middle (with the black numberplate).

It's white, alright:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8109.jpg

... and finally, a nice 99 Turbo:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8115.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8117.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8116.jpg

... and finally, finally ... there's some mischief hiding behind the front skirt of this car:

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/soc_2008/DSCF8118.jpg
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E Juul 28, 2008 23:16

This is fantastic, awesome cars. Hey, when are we going over there?:)
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E Juul 28, 2008 23:21

Algselt postitas: SAABNINETHOUSAND
This is fantastic, awesome cars. Hey, when are we going over there?:)


Probably next summer, after you have bought Sonett from Ivomets :beer:
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T Juul 29, 2008 0:06

If any of you guys are thinking of coming over here to Britain, you will be more than welcome! Drop us a note on http://www.uksaabs.co.uk and tell us which city you will be visiting - I'm sure you will get a warm welcome.

I had a lot of fun on Saturday - there were a lot of SAABs there. I felt like a child in a sweet shop :thumb:
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T Juul 29, 2008 0:22

Wow, what a great great pictures. Love the yearning-for-the-skies photo :)
"Why do those people who drive SAAB have THAT smile on their face?!" / J.Clarkson
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