Participants and their Saabs in Best Of The Road

The Best of the Road event is now on. Run by Rand McNally with media partner USA Today, five groups of two are driving Saabs across the United States looking for the best small towns in America.

The groups will tweet and blog their way across the country, collecting followers along the way. A winner will be chosen at the end of the event and that winner will win a Saab 9-4x.

Here’s a bit more detail on who they are, where they’re going and most importantly, what they’re driving.


Captain and Clark

Category: Most patriotic

Locations: Clarksville TN, Emporia KS, Fort Leonard Wood MO, Peachtree City GA, Rapid City SD, Williamsburg VA

Car: Saab 9-4x

Find them: Twitter, Facebook, Web

Recent banter: “She is beautiful! We don’t ever want to give her back!” – talking about the Saab 9-4x on Twitter.


The Fun Finders

Category: Best for food.

Locations: Addison WV, Burnsville MN, Costa Mesa CA, Gulfport FL, Lafayette LA, Visalia CA

Car: Saab 9-3 SportCombi

Find them: Twitter, Web, Facebook

Recent Banter: “….one of the first things Jim said was “my seat is getting hot.” We found the proper button before he burned his bottom.” – Gotta love those Saab seat heaters!


TravelingJules and TravelingJoan

Category: Most Fun.

Locations: Glenwood Springs CO, Myrtle Beach SC, Santa Claus IN, Sioux City IA, Vacaville CA, Yellow Springs OH

Car: Saab 9-3 SportCombi

Find them: Web, Facebook, Twitter

Recent Banter:

New York City from travelingjulesandtravelingjoan on Vimeo.


Gone with the Wynns

Category: Friendliest town.

Locations: Lake Havasu AZ, Mount Airy NC, Nacogdoches TX, Valdosta GA, Walla Walla WA, Woodward OK

Car: Saab 9-5 sedan

Find them: Web, Facebook, Twitter

Recent Banter: We got the awesome 9-5 Areo to sport over the next 3 weeks thanks to SAAB and we are on the road to the Friendliest Towns in America! – via Facebook.


The McNavigators

Category: Most beautiful

Locations: Baker City OR, Coral Gables FL, Franklin TN, Marco Island FL, Pacifica CA, Sandpoint ID

Car: Saab 9-5 sedan

Find Them: Web, Facebook, Twitter

Recent banter: “LOVING our Saab! 10 hours of driving and I am still comfortable! :)” – via Twitter.

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  1. This seems like a great, fun way to learn about the towns and countryside around your location and an excellent way to experience living with a Saab. What better way to promote Saab sales?