OK, one more entry from me before Christmas, as these deserve to be seen.
Interesting stuff on the car names. I was expecting a lot more “Svens” but of those who name them, there seems to be mostly reasons other than the fact that they’re Swedish. —— The Spirit of Saab looks at the colour yellow. —— Saab have done a great job so far of keeping the 9-4x under wraps, which means 2.5 consequences for them. 1. It means that there’s zero buildup for this vehicle at this point. No-one’s talking about it because there’s nothing to talk about. Are you just dying to see it at this point? 2. It means that […]
I took the car for a quick wash today and thought I’d give the new camera a run. I didn’t have much time, so I just flew around a few buildings here in Hobart. All of the photos are enlargeable and this first one is also in big format on the Saab desktop wallpaper section of this site. —— This one was taken at the side of the Hobart concert hall. There’s no street parking here, so I had to take it up onto the foot path. Thankfully it was wide enough. If I could take it again I’d get […]
Now here’s something pretty daring, the end result of which I really, really like. Seems like Paul D’s not the only one with a good looking striped Saab at the moment. These sort of treatments aren’t to everyone’s tastes, but both Paul’s 9-3 and this 9-5 look pretty darn good. I picked this one up on my Flickr feed. The photo was taken by a guy named Erik Nygren, though I’m not sure if it’s his car as it forms part of a set of automotive photographs. You can check them all out, including more of this 9-5, by clicking […]
I know there’s probably a few there by now, but this is the first Saab photo I’ve seen coming out of China. For some reason, this excited me. It’s from Flickr and there’s some notes there about the location. Apparently there’s a section of Shanghai that’s semi-styled in a Swedish manner. Apparently there’s several sections styled after various cities around the world. The photographer found it most appropriate to see this 9-3 parked here.
I got an email from a young guy in the US this week, asking me a few things about Saab. He’s been around them for about 7 years now and is getting interested in them at a closer level now that he’s of driving age. Good to hear someone starting their driving life on the right note. Unfortunately I didn’t discover Saabs until I was in my early 20s. And I didn’t buy one until my very late 20s. All those years in crappy Holden Geminis and Toyota Celicas. Oh well. This kid’s starting life well. From Flickr.
You’ve seen some of Jeff B’s cars before. I’ve featured them in posts and on TS calendars. Well, here’s all of them and all in the one place. I haven’t contacted Jeff yet to see if these are all his. I was under the impression he owned five magnificent Saabs, not SEVEN!! It matters little, as they’re worth drooling over anyway. His website, Saabs Downunder, has a separate gallery for each car. Jeff and his wife Di were also part of the Aussie contingent at the Saab Festival in Sweden back in June and he has a fantastic gallery of […]
You might remember that I managed to secure AER-085 as the licence plate number for my 1985 Saab 900 Aero. Well, my car has a big brother in Germany. This is Markus’ Saab 9-5 Aero SportWagon, a 2004 model with some modifications from the house of Hirsch. The German plate system used to just allocate you a number, but apparently they’ve recently started letting people look at ureserved combinations and then book them for a meagre 20-Euro fee. ARO 95 was born! Click through for some more images, including some black rims.
What’s better than one Saab carving up the dirt in a motorsport event? Of course, the answer to that question would be TWO Saabs carving up the dirt at a motorsport event!! Photos taken by “Saabrobz” and sourced from Flickr.
I know there’s still some 9-2x lovers out there, so here’s a SOTW shot for you. Sourced from Flickr. For all you aspiring photogs out there, this one’s a prime example of a situation where one would benefit from “dancing the three-step”. That’s the name for a quick lesson a guy once gave me about making pictures. Frame up your shot, then frame it up again both three steps forward and three steps back from where you originally thought of taking it. It’s amazing, the different perspectives you can get. In this case, I’m not a big fan of those […]