EMS revived

Hi lads and ladies

The Festival of all festivals is under way in Trollhättan.

The 9-3 Turbo has been presented to the public (I’ve had pictures of it for two years now…but couln’t publish, probably because of me being frightened of losing connections).

Why the headline “EMS revived”?

Well you see, while the turbo got the full treatment with an actual showcar it’s “lesser” sibling made it to the drawingboard. Or should I say it got the NEVS Photoshop treatment.

And quite frankly I like the result better than the turbo… I love it so much that when I saw the printout I got emotional, even shedding a tear because images from my youth welled up inside me. My dads own Anthracite grey 118hp 1974 99 EMS with the “football rims”

An eventhough I like the Show off appeal of the Inca reinterpretation the ditto treatment of the “football or soccerball rims” are just Salivatingly sexy and Must be manufactured! Be your own judge. Don’t forget to notice the first gen EMS lettering on the hood.

See you tomorrow in Troll!

Cheers/Tom

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Saab 9-3 Viggen Pikes Peak in Trollhattan

Andrei has been a very busy boy getting ready his 1:43rd scale model of the Saab 9-3 Viggen Pikes Peak 2002 in time for the Saab Festival in Trollhattan this weekend.

You will see the finished model on display but the version for sale will be in kit form. Not many of us knew this, but there were six versions of the 9-3 and Andrei has supplied all six wheel versions for you to choose, also the decal sheet has enough decals for you to choose your own 9-3. Also two choices of spoiler.

Look out for Andrei, with Nicolas, on Friday and Saturday along with all his other models.

Saab Fest UK – 2017 Saab Owners Club National Weekend

‘Saab Fest UK’ the 2017 Saab Owners Club of Great Britain National Weekend will take place at Hatton Country World. Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside near Birmingham in the West Midlands. Hatton Country World is the perfect location for the 2017 Saab Owners Club National weekend with plenty to do onsite the whole weekend for all of the family.

Details of the weekends activities will be featured the January/February Saab Driver and subsequent editions of magazine leading up to the event. Updates will also be added to this event page, Saab Owners Club GB Facebook pages and also UK Saabs forum.

Online booking will open in March 2017 with a pull-out ‘hard copy’ in the March/April Edition of Saab Driver Magazine.

We are sure you will all enjoy what Hatton Country World has to offer and look forward to welcoming you to ‘Saab Fest UK’ in 2017.

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My good friend Robin Morley has just sent me information regarding the most famous Saab sign in the world. I’m talking about the sign at the north gate entrance to the factory at Stallbacka. With the update of NEVS corporate identity, they have kindly donated this famous sign to the Saab Museum.
The handover of the sign will take place at its present position on Thursday the 8th December at 14:00. You are all cordially invited along by NEVS to witness the handover if you can make it.

Below is a copy of a photo competition run by NEVS as a tribute to Saab and its wonderful history.

To pay tribute to the history, we are today launching a campaign where we encourage people to upload and hashtag pictures on Instagram, together with this famous Saab sign. The campaign will end November 30th and among the entries a winner will be drawn, who will receive a framed photo collage of all the uploaded images.

To participate with one or several of your images of the Saab sign at the north gate Stallbacka:

– Follow @nevsofficial on Instagram.
– Upload your photos on your Instagram account and use the hashtag #SignMemoriesByNEVS.
– Don’t forget to make your Instagram account public until the competition ends so that we can see your photos.

Follow our Instagram account @nevsofficial for further information.

UrSaab print for Christmas

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.

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