It’s been another week where Saab has been covered with some great stories out in the Saabosphere. Let’s a look at some of the links we liked this week.
Carsales.com.au featured a great review of the Saab 9-5 today, including some of the best photography I’ve seen for a web review.
Well worth your reading.
There’s nothing like a good spirited discussion and Saabs United had one a few days ago, debating the various options available for marketing and pricing Saab cars in the US. I read through the entire discussion when it was around 180 comments in length. It’s at 358 comments as I write this and that’s substantial, both in terms of quantity and in most cases, quality.
Arild has posted an interesting summary of what the community knows so far about the upcoming Saab 9-3 replacement. It’s about as comprehensive a document as you can see on this subject right now and no, I can’t comment on the accuracy of the summary 😉
‘BaileyUSA115’ has a fantastic set of photos from the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals held a week or so ago in Pennsylvania, including some great shots from the Saab Heritage Collection displayed at the show, and other Saabs that were gathered at the event (close to 300 of them!)
You should out his full set of Carlisle images on Flickr.
Saab was involved in sponsorships of two different golf events in Wales over the last week.
PowerPlay Golf is a new type of golf tournament, with the rules formulated to make the short form of the game more interesting and engaging for viewers and players alike.
For the golf fans out there, Colin Montgomery can explain it better than I can…..
The first PowerPlay Golf Tournament was held just over a week ago, at Celtic Manor, in Wales. With Saab sponsorship in place it seems fitting that the tournament, which features men and women playing in the same competition against one another, was won by a Swede:
Caroline Hedwall upstaged major champions and Ryder Cup stars by winning the inaugural PowerPlay Golf event at the Celtic Manor in Wales.
The 22-year Swede scored 32 Stableford points, 18 of which came on the final three holes, in a new shortened version of the game played over nine holes.
And in a rare double for Saab, Golf and Wales, last weekend saw another Swede winning a Saab-sponsored tournament, the Saab Wales Open.
Alexander Noren of Sweden beat Denmark’s Anders Hansen and Gregory Bourdy of France by two shots to win the Saab Wales Open at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.
Noren began the final round one clear of the field and he fired a solid closing 70 that included two birdies and just one bogey at the driveable par-4 15th. It was a second European Tour title for the Swede and he was delighted with his consistency through the week.
Congratulations from Saab to both Caroline and Alexander for their success this week!
Robin M was actually at the Saab Wales Open over the weekend and snapped some wonderful photographs of the event. You can see them all at his Flickr account.
Great to see Saab so prominently featured in such a wonderful setting….