This afternoon I take off for Sydney to attend the Australian International Motor Show. I’ll be going to the press day tomorrow, which will be the first time I’ve attended anything in such a capacity. Regular TS visitor and owner of this month’s calendar vehicle, Richo, will be coming along with me, admitted as an official photographer!
I’m hoping to catch up with the team from Saab Australia while I’m up there and if possible, I’ll try and get some face time with Parveen Batish to pop a few questions about the climate for Saab here in Australia.
On Friday I’ll be spending some time with the Saab Car Cub of Australia’s NSW chairman and operator of the Australian Saab 99 Register, Brendan B. We’re going to take a 2006 9-5 Aero for a quick spin and I’ll also get the pleasure of riding around in his beautiful black 99 Turbo (gee, I miss my 99T!). Finally I’ll catch up with a few Saab Car Club folks for a steak on Friday night.
There will be video and pictures forthcoming as soon as possible, but for now here’s the cars I’ll have the pleasure of seeing over the next few days in order of appearance….
Richo’s 1999 Viggen – should feel right at home in that one.
The reason for the whole trip – The Aero-X. I’m hoping to get as much detail on this one as possible….
Brendan’s 99 Turbo – again, familiar ground that I can’t wait to get back into
The 9-5 Aero. We’ve only had one 9-5 here in Tassie and it was a wagon. Driving an Aero sedan should be quite enlightening.