Saabosphere – links we liked this week

First things first – I’m looking forward to seeing some photos from France today, as French Saab fans gather in Paris in a show of support for the company.

This is an initiative of Saab France as well as supporter websites, Saab Actu, Saablog-In and saabsunited.fr. It’s wonderful to see gestures of support like this, done the right way.

I know from a few messages here and there that some other gatherings were in the planning stages and if they do end up happening, please do let me know. I’d be happy to pass the word around so that interested parties can attend.

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Moving north…….

I got a message from a Belgian Saab fan overnight, about the Saab 9-5 SportCombi and Saab 9-4x being shown at his local dealership yesterday.

At this point, I don’t know how long it’s going to be there, nor where else it might be showing. I’ll try and find out some more information as to whether or not there’s a Belgian Tour going on (you’ll recall there was a break scheduled in the middle of the Spanish Tour).

For today, however, the vehicles are at Saab Kegels Turnhout. The address is Ambachtstraat 3, Oud-Turnhout, Belgium.

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These guys have been trying to get this Saab 9-3 into the Swedish Touring Car Championship for a couple of years now. It seems they’re working again with the hope of getting things going for the 2012 STCC season.

I really wish them every success. It’d be great to see Saabs racing again.

Great photo, too!

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And speaking of great photos, there’s a wonderful set on Flickr from the 2011 Roger Albert Clark Rally, in England.

Amongst the set are some absolutely wonderful images of Saab 96s competing in the event.

Great stuff.

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And last, but by no means least, I’d like to thank everyone who commented on the “Why I want Saab to survive” post here, over the last few days.

I’m going to pass those responses on to our communications people in Sweden and make sure that all employees are able to see your thoughts. They were very encouraging and a testament to the work that’s been done in Trollhattan over the years.

Thanks very much.

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  1. While the 9-5 Sedan is a looker the 9-5 Station wagon is a stunner. It’s a bald car in the world of audi’s, and especially in the world of audi station wagons it’s over the top. I say the 9-5 is the coolest station wagon since this one http://www.blocket.se/orebro/Citroen_Cx_2400_kombi_37347009.htm?ca=6&w=3  + its probably very fun to drive and one can drive it not only to the local Citroen mechanic. The world of station wagons need this car! 

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