Today, 30 years ago, on 7. October 1986, Alabama launched the legendary Talladega Long Run of Saab. Of course, this must be appreciated. In Trollhättan, the capital of all fans, this invites you Saab Museum on Saturday from 11.00 to 16.00 pm to the celebration.
The then project manager Olle Granlund and many other Saab Turbo pioneers are also there. Granlund tells about the wild and exciting years of the brand in the movie theater at 12.00 noon and 14.00 p.m. Fans traveling in Västragötland would therefore have an extra reason to go to Trollhättan.
And not only we are in Talladega fever. On too Schnewittchensaab is there a worth reading article.
The dream is?
In the last Weekly Review it was about the possible revival of the Saab brand by Geely. A Swedish journalist had this option. But apparently these dreams are now over. Geely wants to present a new, rather mysterious brand. The working title “L” became Lynk & Co. There is already one websitebut there are more questions than answers. Or actually there are no answers.
The appearance of the new label is more reminiscent of a company for fashion or watches ... or urban lifestyle. Perhaps this is exactly where Geeely and Volvo want to position themselves with an additional brand in order to open up a young, urban audience with tailor-made mobility solutions. At NEVS, the clocks tick similarly. The premiere of the new brand, which is said to show an SUV as the first product, is to take place in parallel in Gothenburg and Berlin. Mark and I will be in Sweden on October 20th, maybe something will come of interest.
Editorial deadline at Orio
Orio, our original Saab replacement parts supplier, is preparing for the next edition of Saab Inside. As with the previous numbers, we were also invited to participate this time. This week was deadline and waiting for the fall issue will be worthwhile.
Older issues of Saab Inside can online As always, members of the Saab Service Club receive the new issue first. Registration is free.