Swede Team Motor commenced it’s 2006 season this weekend at Mantorp Park.
I’m hoping to provide some ongoing coverage of STM’s season here on Trollhattan. The team runs two 9-3 Sports Sedans, one on gasoline and the other running on diesel. They also have a Saab96 that they’ll be racing in some historic races when the time comes.
Their site is mostly in Swedish, but there’s plenty of good photos that we English-speakers can dribble over at the link above.
Photo: stm / Jonas Stellemark
If anyone can link me up with some Per Eklund news, I’d be grateful. The usual source is quiet at the moment.
I received some great photos from Mats of a race meet he went to over the weekend. I’ll post them later today. Needless to say they made me shudder when I saw what they were doing to those poor little 99’s, which are a rarity here in Oz.
Targa Tasmania starts tomorrow. I did some pretty full coverage of this event last year as there was a Saab 99 Turbo entered. Contrary to the entrants list (xls speadsheet), Dan won’t be bringing the little red 99 down to Tassie for this year’s event.
I’ll probably still get along to view a few stages on the weekend, though.
Occasional TS commenter Tom Lease has had an article featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, reproduced on SFGate.com, about his ride, a 2001 Saab 9-5 Wagon.
Looks like it’s a column entitled “My Ride”, where people write about the car they drive and what sets it apart.
Way to go, Tom!
I found some photos of my first Saab over the weekend. A shiny, red 1972 Saab 99E. It was in magnificent condition, body-wise, though it had a few mechanical issues.
Seeing it again almost made me cry. My ex-wife wrote it off and whilst that’s not why she’s now my ex-wife, let’s claim it as a contributing factor for the purposes of this blog.
My queries about the size of the Malaysian Saab market have been answered. They’re hoping to sell 50 of the new 9-5’s this year, which will make up about 35% of group revenue.
Let’s call it ‘small’ for the moment, but growing.