I’ve picked up the flu from somewhere. My nose feels more stuffed than Pavarotti’s underpants!
Add to that the fact that our hot water cylinder ruptured today and it’s been one I’d rather forget – except the movie I went to see this evening. United 93. Highly recommended.
Mattias has come up with a speed camera warning system that he’s installed in his 9-3.
Here in Australia most of the speed cameras are in mobile units. Apparently in Sweden there’s a lot of fixed cameras, the positions of which are common knowledge. Mattias’ warning system has all the camera locations logged and it references these to a GPS system tracking where he’s driving.
When he’s approaching a speed camera zone it flashes a warning along with the speed limit for the area.
His site, with all the details of this useful hobby project, is located here.
The August 16-22 edition of Auto Express has a green-car-comparo advertised on the front cover. The Saab Biopower 9-5 up against a gas-powered Volvo.
Anyone seen it?
I can’t find it online yet. Any input appreciated in comments. I can’t imagine it being too favourable given AE’s previous comments on the 9-5, even in Biopower form.
Olav (in Norway) – I tried to email you back but it bounced. Will try again. Keep taking your 9-5 the long way home!
I totally missed it, but SWEDE TEAM MOTOR were racing again last weekend.
The E85 car was rested again but eh 9-3 SS diesel took to the track and had a great weekend. I have minimal info, but can tell you that the diesel car took 1st in class in the 6 hour race (5th overall) and then went 2nd in class (7th overall) in the 3 hour race.
I love to see Saabs participating in motorsports. STM have a had a great season with the diesel car as well as introducing the E85 car, which I’m sure will be ready to go and dominate next year.