My New Job

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I’ve mentioned the fact the I’ve got a new job a few times on this site. Well, it’s time to spill the beans…… When I was a kid, around 10 years old, I sat an entrance exam for a fancy private school. Well, I say ‘fancy’, it was fancy for a family of our humble … Continue reading “My New Job”

Saab Festival – Sunday Display

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Today was the last day of the Saab Festival, which saw the big car display in the car park surrounding the Saab Car Museum. I don’t know how many cars were in attendance but I can tell you it was a LOT. There was a special tribute to mark the recent passing of Erik Carlsson … Continue reading “Saab Festival – Sunday Display”

Saab Festival – NEVS Tour: Technical Development

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NEVS opened (some of) their doors on day 1 of the Saab Festival with a great tour of the Technical Development building on offer. It was a short tour. It only covered about 2% of the facility but it was a GOOD tour and a wonderful gesture by NEVS to get the fans involved with … Continue reading “Saab Festival – NEVS Tour: Technical Development”

Saab Festival – Day 1 Dispatch

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At any other time, this would be an extraordinary photo. This weekend, it’s just another day in Sweden 🙂 Congratulations to the graduates, too. Every time I’m here I seem to wake up to this Swedish tradition – students on trucks making lots and lots of noise now that their basic schooling is over. Time … Continue reading “Saab Festival – Day 1 Dispatch”

Vale Erik Carlsson

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Ironic that this should happen just a few hours after NEVS’s positive news……. but it’s turned into a sad day for Trollhattan and Saab fans in general. It’s with great sadness that I report today on the passing of a Saab legend, perhaps the biggest Saab legend of all – Mr Erik Carlsson. Erik passed … Continue reading “Vale Erik Carlsson”

NEVS Take On Two NEW Chinese Owners/Partners

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Here’s the press release, and there’s a little more to read below it. Nevs grows with two Chinese strategic part owners Together with two new Chinese part owners Nevs will establish its second global factory with focus on electric vehicles and a second global research and development center in the city of Tianjin, neighboring Beijing … Continue reading “NEVS Take On Two NEW Chinese Owners/Partners”

NEVS Press Conference at 11am Swedish Time

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This, via Pingu, in comments….. NEVS just announced a press conference at 11 AM CEST (90 minutes from now), where they will present their plan to be “successful manufacturer of electric cars” and two new Chinese partners. No Mahindra then (something I suspected long ago)… Will be interesting to see if this is the final … Continue reading “NEVS Press Conference at 11am Swedish Time”

Video: Saab 96 on For The Love Of Cars

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I’ve just finished watching this episode of For The Love Of Cars and I just had to share it here. It’s a great story, but even more than that, it’s a great little Saab 96. There’s a bit of a story to this. The program you’re about to see was aired on Channel 4 in … Continue reading “Video: Saab 96 on For The Love Of Cars”

2015 Picnic At Ross

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Every year on the third Sunday in May, there’s a car show called the Picnic At Ross. Ross is a lovely little town, 120km north of Hobart. It’s full of character with its shops and cafes, all of them old buildings made of timber or sandstone. The car show is held at the sports grounds … Continue reading “2015 Picnic At Ross”

Friday Night Snippets – NEVS, Spyker, Prices, Fiat Parkour

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It’s been exactly one month since NEVS exited bankruptcy protection in Sweden. I expected that we would have heard something about a new majority shareholder by now. But no. Not a peep. I have no news. I just want to mark the one-month anniversary. How long can they keep …. doing nothing? —— Speaking of … Continue reading “Friday Night Snippets – NEVS, Spyker, Prices, Fiat Parkour”