There’s 3000 words below as to why I didn’t get to post on the weekend. That was one reason. The other reason was because of the Shannons Classic Car Show held here in Hobart on Sunday, October 16. I took the convertible along (OK, it’s a 2005 model, but it’s an instant classic in my books) to meet up with a handful of other Saabisti in true, old school classics.
There was a lot of fluff in this car show, but a lot of really nice cars that were well presented. Every time I see a show like this I’m amazed at the variety and superb condition of some of the cars we have here. We’re a small island state with only 450,000 people so to get a couple of Ferraris, a Lamborghini, some excellent home grown Holdens and Fords – as well as one of only two Saab 95’s in Australia – is fantastic.
Over the jump is a collection of photos from the day, but let’s start out with Drew’s excellent Saab 95 wagon. Flying the flag! (Make sure you see the last photo – SOTW contender)
Another happy Healey!
Driving goggles optional…..
Time for a little of the rediculous. This is a Daewoo Lanos. It’s appropriately painted as it truly must be the car from hell. The hatch was open all afternoon with obligatory ‘doof’ music pumping out to listeners in Sydney. 18″ wheels, outside-mounted guages and the airbrushing continued into the interior too. Wanna know the funny part?
It was an automatic!
The day finished with a drive along the Derwent river. Me in the new 9-3 convertible and a couple of old Saab following behind. It was a pleasure to meet Mike and Robert (in the white 96) for the first time and as always, it was a great show and an enjoyable chance to get amongst other enthusiasts and explain to them a little of the Saab ethos.