Wednesday Quick Snippets

Saab won and lost at the Michelin Bibendum Challenge.

Like most things originating from France, I’m having a hard time understading what went on there. It seems there was a road ‘rally’ in which the Saab 9-3 BioPower placed behind a Fiat Panda. I’d call this a loss.

But according to data collected during that rally, the Saab won awards for low emissions and – get this – fuel efficiency. Running on E85 and getting a fuel efficiency award?



Per Eklund will be in London in early December for the London Masters Rallycross event.

This is all part of the 2007 London Motorsport Show and the rallycross event will be held on December 8 and 9.

Click through for the full release (a bit of a PE bio piece) and one heck of a good photo.


A man after my own heart.

This is one of those columns where a reader tells the columnist what he’s driving now, and what he needs in his next car. The columnist thereafter proceeds to recommend various vehicles within the client’s price range.

In this case, the client is getting out of a Peugeot and definitely doesn’t want something German.

So what the recommendations?

Saab and Alfa Romeo. Beautiful.

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