The DragonSaab Winter Run is the conclusion of the Saab Owners Club GB’s event calendar of 2014, and what a way to finish!
Over twenty cars, both old and new, turned up just outside Cardiff for a day’s tour up into the Brecon Beacons to take in the stunning views and ‘breathtaking’ winter air.
With temperatures just above freezing, we still drove with the top down as much as possible. One thing about a c900, the heater is one of the best available in any car and, combined with heated seats, makes winter top down cruising no problem at all.
The tour carefully selected by Chris Redmond was amazing. We climbed upward through the Welsh valleys, passing though villages that were once the backbone of the South Wales Coal mining community. The streets were all very quiet on a cold winter’s morning as we drove through.
The photos you will see were taken in the Brecon Beacons National Park and at the Talybont reservoir, both areas of outstanding beauty and serve as a reminder that our country has not been paved completely with concrete.
Midday, and we were at the mountain centre for a very welcome cup of tea or coffee, with a chance to warm ourselves up and chat to the other people on the tour.
The final leg of the Rally brought us back down to Abergavenny, where a late lunch had been booked at a charming country pub, just the ticket to warm us through ready for our drive home.
We live 100 miles from the start of the tour, so by the time we were home we had driven 300 miles during the day. The c900 was a pleasure to drive, the seats as you all know are some of the best available, and we arrived home without a hint of discomfort, making it a truly practical classic!
The Saab Owners Club of Great Britain taking part in the “Saabs on the Marches” driving tour during June 2014.
The Tour began close to the M4 motorway in Newport South Wales, and continued to Brecon Beacons National park.