For those that are interested, I got the following for Christmas:
A Jeremy Clarkson book (can’t remember the title)
A book of “Speeches that changed the world”
A sandwich toaster
A cordless shaver
A Hibiscus (it’s a plant)
Some genuine Belgian chocolate
A new handmade backgammon board (for my wife and I)
Not a bad lot. No Konis for the Viggen, but a good lot of booty nonetheless.
Eggs-n-Grits got a Stanley socket set, some CD’s and a Saab wristwatch.
Feel free to leave mention of your notable presents in comments.
We had an unofficial 9-5 month in November/December.
I now declare the next few weeks to be the unofficial NG900 and OG9-3 month. Good quality photos from proud NG900 and old-gen 9-3 owners are welcome.
My tip for owners of these cars that want to make them look special. Get some wheels. I’ve seen several NG900’s here in Hobart that look fantastic and there’s no body kit on them or anything, just a good set of aftermarket alloys. The standard wheels are a little plain, but a nice set of 16″ or 17″ five spokes (or similar) can really set the car off.
I wrote a few weeks ago about a Saab dealer in Baltimore that has hooked up with women’s automotive website, Askpatty.com
If you’re wondering about the need for such an initiative, consider the following:
Women purchase more than 52 percent of all new vehicles.
Women influence more than 85 percent of all automotive sales in U.S. households.
Women spend $300 billion annually on used-car sales, maintenance, repairs and service.
Getting in on this askpatty.com thing sounds like a sensible move to me.
If anyone’s looking for white gauge faces for a classic 900, Andy Rupert’s been chasing them. It looks like he might be getting some made up and has the contact details for the company here.
In an amazing turn of events, we actually had snow on Mount Wellington here in Hobart on Christmas Day – in the middle of Summer!
There was a surprising lack of snow in much of Sweden this Christmas. But ctm shot these frosty photos on Christmas morning. It’s not the normal white Christmas they’d expect, but it’s something….