1946 was a defining year for Saab. The original aircraft company (founded a decade earlier) had decided to diversify into car making. Throughout the summer of 1946, the experimental, Saab car prototype that would by 1949 become the Saab 92, was created by a small team of men.
UrSaab – as an ‘Exper-Wagen’ was a sensation in engineering and styling terms, it defined a new design language. Sweden’s driving conditions cannot have been the only arbiter of UrSaab – otherwise Volvo would have been producing front-wheel-drive flying saucers of cars too! By 1947 UrSaab was well on the way to becoming a production car.
To celebrate URSaab or 92.001 as some call it, well-known Saab author (Saab Cars the Complete Story) and former designer Lance Cole, has released a new print to mark the 1946-2016 anniversary of Saab’s first car.
What a fantastic weekend we have just had in Pembrey, Wales.
Dragon Saab, part of the Saab Owners Club GB, took a turn at organising the clubs National for 2016 and what a great event they put on.
Our local paper, The Western Gazette, wrote a fantastic on line article after this years show.
There was a little bit of extra fun at this years event when a Decommissioned Volvo 850 police car was brought along by Stuart Mills.
What a great weekend Swedish Day 2016 turned out to be. Even the quick thunder and hail storm didn’t upset the many visitors to this years show.
Here are the results from the seven awards available this year.
I can’t believe this was the ninth Swedishday, and I have been at them all.
Well, that’s Swedishday over for another Year. Once again the event was extremely successful and was enjoyed by all that attended. We had a mixed bag of weather which didn’t spoil the day’s enjoyment.
Below is an extract from the latest Saab Owners Club ‘Driver’ Magazine which ran an editorial from Orio UK that I’m sure you will find both interesting and reassuring.