Aero-X Oops!

I was up at the Saab Museum filming some stuff today, and was fortunate enough to be present when the Aero-X arrived.

I’ll let the film speak for itself, but I should say before it starts that:

a) the engine comments were tongue-in-cheek but don’t really come out that way when you hear them, and

b) when doing something like this you should always leave the camera running. I shut it off because all it was filming were a bunch of butts, and you’ll understand what I missed…

The note on the seat of the Aero-X said something like “Don’t Drive. Leaking Radiator and broken (left) ball joint” or something similar. I think it ended up being much more serious than that.

Here’s a photo of the Aero-X as it was sitting in the museum foyer this afternoon.

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I’m pretty sure they planned for it to be in the museum itself with the rest of the vehicles. If it’s moved from this spot prior to the festival beginning then you can rest assured that there’s some people in Trollhattan who probably had quite a long night.

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16 Comments

  1. Ouch! Must have been something like seeing a beauty such as Scarlett Johansson breaking her leg… Hope it didn’t traumatize you too much Swade, keep up the good work!

  2. Oh! The humanity!

    First he runs to Sweden and buys a Hummer, now he’s broken the Aero X.

    C’mon Swade, you’re killing us.

  3. Swade, I’m green with envy.

    You have the front-row seat for the AeroX entrance, and casually mention in passing — “Yeah, that’s Erik Carlsson over there…”

    To be in Sweden for the 60th and have great access. It must be a great feeling.

  4. I hope you introduced yourself to Erik. You could mention that you’re the guy who sent me on that day with him in San Diego, but he might punch you for it! Either that or I didn’t make enough of an impression on him for him to remember me four months later! πŸ˜‰

    Seriously, I hope you introduced yourself to him. If you wait until the Festival itself the lines will likely be a little longer to interface with him…

    Lastly, they can’t possibly leave the Aero-X like that. It’s obviously listing to one side. Maybe they can bring in a floor jack, push the car the rest of the way, then prop it up with a jackstand or something for display…

  5. They are saying that they don’t now how to close the canopy ;/ Just before you zoom in on the note. Swade btw, any new Swedish word today? =)

  6. Oh! The humanity!

    First he runs to Sweden and buys a Hummer, now he’s broken the Aero X.

    C’mon Swade, you’re killing us.

    Excellent comment! Swade the trader, uses donated money to take an extravegent Swedish trip (no doubt there is a visit to the blonde massuse scheduled too), pay for a Hummer then breaks our Golden Child Aero X!

  7. Guys! Forget the AeroX. It’s nothing but a pipe dream for most (or all) of us!

    Check out the most recent MY08 convertible photos Mats linked to – clearest to date.

    The taillights are growing on me…..

  8. Guys! Forget the AeroX. It’s nothing but a pipe dream for most (or all) of us!

    Check out the most recent MY08 convertible photos Mats linked to – clearest to date.

    The taillights are growing on me…..

    But I guess the silver trimmed dash stays. Some people are going to be quite upset….

  9. with such tight places to maneuver, i’m surprised the aero-x isn’t full of dents and scratches. (they even had to take off the side mirrors.)

    it needs some tlc! it’s the brand’s design future and has become an instant icon.

    i wish it a speedy recovery.

  10. Ha! The Aero-X did EXACTLY the same thing at SOC06 last summer when they unloaded it from a trailer. Only it was the passenger side that collapsed .

    They opened the hood, borrowed a car jack from one of the convention attendees and spent a good half hour fixing the thing ;]

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