I’ve featured hardcore model collectors, car collectors, book collectors. This is a hardcore entry with a difference.
I met Bill P on my drive back from Sydney when I collected my 900 Aero. He was on his way north to Canberra with Mrs P and we all hooked up for lunch in Gundagai. It was there that they told me about a 71st birthday party they’d recently had.
You might look at that photo and think “geez, Bill’s looking good for a 71 year old”. Well, it’s not quite the case. It was Bill’s 50th birthday and his daughter’s 21st. They combined the occasion for a huge 71st birthday celebration.
If I recall correctly, Bill’s got around 5 or 6 Saabs hanging around the house, in various states of operation. His main driver is a 9-5 SportCombi and the birthday girl, his daughter Camilla, drives a 900.
The family come from a small town called Holbrook and the whole town was there – looking at Saab posters that decorated the walls and a Saab birthday cake!!!
Bill’s kids, with Aero-X poster in the background:
And the 71st birthday cake for Bill (50) and his daughter Camilla (21) – both Saab owners.