Video: Saab Performance Team "Duet"

Re-posted – I put this one up on site late last week but it wasn’t really the best time for everyone to see it. So here it goes for another run! —— Kenneth Backlund and Kent Andersson from the Saab Performance Team put on a two-man precision driving show at the recent IntSaab 2011 event, held in Finland. Enjoy! —

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A final word on IntSaab 2011 (with gallery)

I had another extraordinary weekend last weekend, attending the 2011 IntSaab event in Finland. These big Saab meetings are so inspiring. The opportunity to break bread with a big group of long-term and hardcore Saab nuts is one that we should all take advantage of at least once. I’ve been very lucky to do events like these several times now, and it never ceases to amaze or inspire me. Saab needs its core fan base. We need you to preserve the integrity and history of the brand. Of course, we need you to drive Saabs, both old and new, and […]

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More elaborate notes from IntSaab 2011 :-)

Yesterday we had some brief notes from IntSaab 2011. Today I have access to my photos, so it’s time for some more elaborate postings….. —— If I had to pick one highlight from IntSaab this year, it was meeting this guy for the first time. If you don’t recognise him by sight, then you’re just like I was. If you recognise his name but know little about his extraordinary life/career, then you’re just like I was. It’s a situation that I hope to rectify soon, for all of us. This is Simo Lampinen, one of the original Flying Finns. He […]

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Brief notes from IntSaab 2011

The slow rate of entries from IntSaab was due to the vast amount of activity. Right now I’m sitting on a ship, heading away from Turku, Finland, towards Stockholm. The Saab 9-4x is tucked away safely in the belly of this ship and will enjoy another run from Stockholm to Trollhattan tomorrow (It’s averaging 11L per 100km for those who are interested). —— Like the Saab Festival in Trollhattan, IntSaab is one of those significant activities that people should really try to be part of at least once if they can. The variety of cars and people and the depth […]

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IntSaab 2011 video – making some winter tyres at Nokian

Part of today’s program saw us stop in at a warehouse for Nokian Tyres. The Finnish company has around 5,000,000 or so tyres come through this warehouse every year. It can hold up to 900,000 tyres at any one time. As well as storage for the summer and winter range of tyres, Nokian also has their studding machines at the warehouse. Here’s how your Nokian winter tyres go from non-studded to studded, in around 60 seconds. ——

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Greetings from IntSaab 2011

Finland! What a place. The language is from another planet, but the countryside and the people are magnificent and I’m soooooo very happy that I’ve finally made it to an IntSaab event. IntSaab is the gathering of international Saab fans, hosted in a different country in Europe every year and organised by the various Saab clubs in the region. You don’t need to be a club member to attend, but of course supporting your local Saab Club is a good thing and when you see what these clubs put together for IntSaab, you’ll be quite amazed. This year’s event is […]

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