A little more on the happenings at the Saab Owner’s Convention later this week in the US.
Firstly, and sadly, Erik Carlsson will not be attending due to his wife, Pat Moss, being unwell.
Second, there’ll be several presentations involving “the other Steve” (he he) during the SOC. Friday night will see a BBQ-type thing happening and Mr Shannon will be making some remarks there with regard to the unveiling of the 2008 Saab 9-3.
He’ll also be chairing a round-table meeting on Saturday morning at 11am. Make sure you all get along and lend him your ears. And can someone please videotape this and post it on YouTube?
Finally, he’ll be introducing the keynote speaker, Fritz Henderson, at the dinner on Saturday night. And FYI, if I’m remembering an email I got late last week correctly, then apparently Fritz’s Mrs drives a Saab convertible. So unless he wants to sleep in the doghouse he’d better keep Saab chugging along and improving.
Congratulations to Etienne from the Saabhuy website in Belgium, who appears to have landed a spot in the newspaper with regard to a local Saab festival being held.
The caption on Flickr reads “Newspaper report by Luc Arlotti for La Meuse about the European Saab meeting in Huy :september 15&16 2007”
Great display. Etienne!
The advice comes after a Shropshire family visiting Alton Towers had their car broken into and the sat nav and a set of car keys stolen. The offenders then used the sat nav, which had “home” saved, to find their house and stole a £20,000 Saab convertible from the driveway.
For those Aussies who are interested, there was a great in-depth article on alternative fuels in the SMH today.
In short, the age of the hybrid is (if not already here) coming quickly. Biofuels get a mention with Saab included in the story and one of the main sources for info on biofuels quoted in the story is David Lamb, a scientist who was present at the Saab BioPower launch here back in January.
Saab launched BioPower to the press back in January and are making the 9-5 BioPower available for sale shortly, though there’s no fuel available for it, and little hope of it coming soon. It’s a leadership exercise and a good one at that.
Finally, with all the pics I’ve taken of the 900 in the last few days, I forgot to get one of the donk (that’s Aussie for engine). Thanks to Bill, who I met at Gundagai on the way from Sydney to Melbourne, that situation has now been remedied. Click to enlarge.