Following on from my “dud badges” story from yesterday, Andy Rupert has a summary and update on those alternate Saab badges (the one with the Swedish flag etc).
The arse is about to fall out of Volvo’s sales.
OK, it’s the R’s, but I couldn’t resist.
They should have known that Saab are the sporting Swedes. And GM should realise it, too, and bring back the Viggen….and the hatch.
Earlier we had a Saab McHatch outdoing an entire Department of Transport. Now it’s a Saab outdoing four Ferraris and five New York cabbies.
The story’s actually about the 50th anniversary of The Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving & Chowder Society. Cars and soup. Whodathunkit?
Apparently they’re a bunch of well-heeled NY motoring journo types and they used to organise clandestine races here, there and everywhere. One of them was a race through Manhattan back in 1978 that was to pit five Ferraris against five NYC cab drivers. one of the Ferraris couldn’t make it, so a Saab was subbed in at the last minute – and it won!
How come this car isn’t in the GM heritage collection?
I haven’t delved right into this one yet, but Saab Great Britain have developed a new microsite called Saab Perspectiv. Lots of Saab-Salomon stuff on there and other stuff too. Looks interesting but at this early stage I’m not sure what the point is….