As a kid I collected Jaguar brochures, and my first own car came from England. Sympathies, which I cherish for the vehicles of the island, are never so completely extinguished. Even if the islanders do not find us Europeans so exciting at the moment.
A missed opportunity
The Geneva Motor Show features an innovative, new Jaguar. The I-Pace is the brand's first electric crossover. A departure to new shores. Design Director Ian Callum has drawn him. The body kit of the Saab Viggen comes from his pen.
The I-Pace is being built at Magna in Graz. What hardly anyone suspects: Originally, the old Saab factory was under the selection of production locations. Of the I-Pace could have come from Sweden, but JLR decided against it. How far the negotiations had progressed and why NEVS did not win at the end is not known.
Perhaps it was because of a doubt about the production skills of a stagnant factory. Or that Jaguar does not want to seriously mount its most innovative vehicle in a Chinese-owned factory.
Matching the electric Jaguar is the slogan of the Saab exhibition at the Techno Classica 2018:
Saab - a brand that electrifies!
I have, frankly, no idea what's behind it. Of the 1. German Saab Club will be flying the flag at Techno Classica from March 21st to 25th. This time the stand is in Hall 13, Stand 13/110. An exciting Saab duo should be seen there, and we will see how much it electrifies us.
The topic sounds interesting, and my visit is already planned. Because an entry in the calendar is always worth the big show in Essen.
3. Saab meeting Hamburg
Meeting number 1 and 2 were a great success. On the 5. May takes place on the grounds of historic gas station the third edition takes place in the Brandshof. There is no reason why it should not build on the success of previous events. An appointment that Saab lovers should make a note of!
The meeting starts from 11: 00 clock and ends against 17: 00 clock. Nice fans, an informal atmosphere, all that speaks in favor of heading for Hamburg. The furthest journey is worth it, and in my diary is the 5. 5. already highlighted in red. As in previous years, 2018 will focus on the Trollhättan classics. From Saab 92 to the 9000, access to the filling station area is free, subject to availability. More modern Saabs should park around the grounds, which is not drama. Because they are all welcome!
As in previous years, the organization takes over the Saab Stammtisch Schleswig Holstein / Hamburg. We provide updates on the preparations and the ideas of the organizers on the blog.