Leica Virgin – The Leica M8 in Paris

In the immortal words of the great millennial poet – Oops! I did it again. April 2018 saw me buy another camera. Another Leica camera. This time, it was the most Australian of Leica cameras, the M8. Maaaaaaaaaate! If you don’t know anything about the Leica M8, the one thing you need to know up front is that it was Leica’s first digital M model and as such, it was very basic. The other essentials can be gathered from this nice little 5-minute video. Note: the M8.2 in this video is not just the same model as mine. It’s actually […]

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Saab gathering – Paris, France

UPDATE: There’s a great collection of images from this event at Saab Actu As mentioned in today’s Saabosphere entry, Saab fans gathered in Paris to put on a show of support for the brand. Around 100 fans in 60 vehicles braved the chilly 4 degree temperatures in order to share some Glögg* and some good natured Saab fellowship at Place des Invalides. Of course, most attendees were from France, but there were also some cars registered from the Netherlands and even from Poland at the event. —— As a Saab person, it’s heartening to see this kind of support shown […]

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Saab’s Tour de France winds up with custom Saab surprise!

Saab’s Tour de France ended earlier this week and I’ve just received some very nice images from the final stop in Bayonne. Let me ask the question before you do – What’s that silver/grey convertible????? I’ve made enquiries and will let you know what I hear. It looks like on of Leif Mellberg’s custom creations to me. If I hear anything, I’ll let you know. —

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Why the Saab dealer tours have been a great success

I received an email this morning from a Saab blogger in France named Remi. He runs a site called Saab Actu and he took part in the Paris leg of the Saab’s Tour de France last weekend. It’s emails like this that give me such a boost as a Saab person, knowing that grass-roots efforts like the Dealer Tour are reaching people in a very personal way. One-to-one opportunities to see our new vehicles up close are very important at a time when support for our company is so crucial. I get the chance to attend the event in Paris […]

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Saab Dealer Tour de France – closing Tuesday

The Saab Dealer Tour de France has been a fantastic success and it’ll all coming to a conclusion on Tuesday 22nd November. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new Saab 9-4x and 9-5 SportCombi, this will be your last opportunity on French soil as part of this tour. The final two days of the tour include visits to the following: November 21 0930-1200 – SAAB SELECT AUTO 4 r Jean Deméocq 17000 La Rochelle Tél : 05 46 45 48 22 0930-1200 – AUTO VIP 115 Chemine de la Fauceille 66100 Perpignan Tél : 04 68 […]

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An update from Saab’s Tour de France

The Saab Dealer Tour in France continues this week and we’ve got a lot more photos, from Metz, Strasbourg and Mulhouse. I just received this image, from a guy many of you might know as Golfhunter. He runs the French Saab website, Saablog-in as well Saabs United’s new French translation. he caught up with the tour party in Chambéry today. That’s his classic 900 on the right, and the car he’d like to have next is on the left 🙂 — In addition to dealers and customers getting a look at the new Saab 9-4x and 9-5 SportCombi, a few […]

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Saab Dealer Tour – France

The team from Saab France have sent through a gallery of images from the first days of their tour. It’s wonderful to see people getting the chance to experience the new Saab 9-4x and 9-5. And it’s not just prospective customers, either. One definite thing that is common to all stops around France so far …. The smiles on the faces whether it is from the customers or the dealers and their staff. The cars are consistently praised as being the best Saabs ever from all aspects, technical or design. The show must go on … These dealer tours have […]

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Saab Dealer Tour of France is underway

Following successful dealer tours of Germany and Austria, the Saab dealer tour in France got underway on the weekend. And just how much are people anticipating these dealer visits? From Saab France: Eight o’clock sharp, two customers arrive at Saab Rive gauche, the Parisian dealer. They didn’t want to wait till Saturday when the Tour will stop by their own dealer, so they went to a southern Paris located dealer (roughly 30 km south) to see the 9-4x. A test drive, happy customers. Now the next step … an order. It’s fantastic to see people enjoying these tours. I can […]

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Photo competition for Saab Dealer Tour of France

A couple of our enthusiast websites are running a photo competition for the Saab Dealer Tour of France that is commencing on the weekend. If you’d like to go along but you haven’t seen the dates or venues yet, you can see them at the following link: Saab Dealer Tour – France. Saab Actu and Saablog-in will co-host the competition with support from competition sponsors: performance partners Hirsch Performance and Saab scale model sellers, Dimini.ch Saablog-in & Saab Actu – along with with Saab Automobile France, Hirsch Performance and Dimini.ch – invite every French Saab fan attending the Saab Tour […]

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Saab Dealer Tour – France

The Austrian Saab Dealer Tour continues this week, until Thursday. This coming weekend, the tour will begin in France, where it will run from November 12th to 22nd. This tour is a little different as it will be split into two tour groups to provide wider coverage in a short space of time. There’s some doubling up of times in the schedule because they can now be in two places at once. NOTE: Both teams will have the 9-4x and the 9-5 SportCombi, so there is no need to be anxious that you might miss one of the new vehicles. […]

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