Saab fan and blog supporter Gunnar was traveling in Sweden with his Saab 9-3 convertible and family. As it has to be, he visited Trollhättan, one of the most beautiful automobile locations in the world. One point was the Saab Museum, which is located in an old locomotive factory.
The museum is housed in this old industrial complex, which also houses the Innovatum, which is a Nordic think tank for the future of automotive engineering. The very successful Saab joint venture for electric four-wheel drive also sits there.
In the entrance area there is an old steam locomotive with the name “Trollhättan” which is a testimony to the roots of the industrial location Trollhättan.
At the door of the museum is the canal that connects Lake Vänern with Gothenburg and the famous waterfalls. The canal was dry for maintenance for the first time since 9 years ago. A picture with rarity value.
In the ravine before the falls you can see the foundations of the old iron hammers, where the real history of industrialization began. If you look at the rugged, steep, gorge, you can imagine the heavy working conditions of the past.
The Saab Festival 2010 took place on the grounds of the museum and I sincerely hope that we can celebrate there again next year.
On the museum pictures you can see the prototype of the Saab 9-6x next to the new 9-4x. The 9-6x was based on the flopping Subaru Tribeca and, fortunately I almost say, never went into production.
For this project, however, Trollhättan was charged at the GM time a lot of money, which GM could then tax-saving with other income from the sale of Opel products in Sweden could counterbalance.
Of course, Gunnar also visited the ANA and stocked up on Saab Fan articles. Must be. On the way to the hotel in Vänersborg, past the Saab factory, he captured the rainbow for us.
Hello Gunnar, thanks for the great pictures.