SaabsUnited Octoberfest – Trollhattan

On Saturday, October 1st, I attended the inaugural Octoberfest organised by Saab enthusiast website, Saabs United. The event was based at ANA, the Saab dealership here in Trollhattan. Scheduled events in the daytime programme included a Saab 9-4x vehicle demonstration, a Saab 9-3 ePower demonstration, a spare parts sale for older Saabs, as well as presentations by Saab authorised tuners Hirsch Performance, and Saab aftermarket tuners, Maptun. The Hirsch Saab 9-5, driven up especially for the event from Switzerland: And the Maptun collection…… Peter Dörrich from Saab demonstrates the Saab 9-4x…… Personally speaking, it was wonderful to see something so […]

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Grense Rally in Trollhattan

Not so much a Saab event, but a Trollhattan event….. Last night I popped up to the Saab Museum, which was the start and finish point for the Grense Rallyt, a smaller regularity rally. There were only 18 vehicles in the field, but it was nice to see them come back to the museum and cross the finish line. I thought I’d share some of the photos from the event with you here. I have to confess that I don’t know much about this event and where it fits into any larger schedule of historic rallies here in Sweden. It […]

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Wednesday Night at the Locks

I hadn’t been down to the locks for around 6 weeks (here’s the report from last time) but my wife and I headed down last night for a slice of life in Trollhattan in summertime – the Wednesday night car show at the locks. It was a good night to go, too. The weather was great and the cars were 90% different from last time I was there. It always amazes me how many incredible vehicles are located within close driving distance of this place. If you ever come to Sweden in the summer (and you SHOULD) then make sure […]

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Living in Trollhattan – Wednesday night at the locks

If you’re familiar with summertime in Trollhattan then you’ll already know what this story is all about. If not, then here’s another little snapshot of life in Trollywood. If you ever come to Trollhattan in the summertime, try to include a Wednesday night in your stay here. Why? I’m not sure exactly who organises it, but vintage and veteran vehicle owners from the Trestad area (i.e. three cities – Trollhattan, Vanersborg, Uddevalla) hold an informal car show at the locks in Trollhattan on Wednesday nights. Today was the first day of June, the first day of summer, and a Wednesday, […]

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