Vale Erik Carlsson

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 away in his adopted England today after a short illness. He was surrounded by family. “Mr Saab” was born in Trollhattan, Sweden, in March 1929 and the story of his life is inextricably bound to the city and the car company that was based there. […]

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Video: Erik Carlsson In His Saab 96

Erik Carlsson

It’s Erik Carlsson’s birthday – 84 years young on March 5! To celebrate from afar I thought I’d show this video I shot with Erik in January 2012. I had the good fortune to go to his home in England, share some lunch at the local pub and take in some stories and memorabilia back at the house. All that thanks to my mate Mike, who you’ll see in this video. What happened in this film was an unexpected delight. What happened straight after was one of the most enjoyable motoring moments of my life (you’ll get it towards the […]

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