Hello dear Saab crazy people, I have not known since when I was “on the blog” - certainly felt like an eternity… There were times - “ER” cost me a lot of free time - there was so much exciting news and of course entertaining things almost every day to read …
Unfortunately, today we have a slightly different situation - really spectacular news from Trollhättan is rather the exception - which of course does not make it easier for Tom and Mark - to keep the blog exciting and alive !?
And that is exactly why we are in high demand as daily users! So I write a post today - no - not about my own Saab stories, which I could use to get my own book full 🙂 (maybe later!?!?)
Okay - Tom and Mark are sure to get some exciting reports from last weekend from Trollhättan - but who cares. No, actually I am writing - on behalf - or also - for Saab friends Thuringia.
We are a small Saab fan community with currently around 30 vehicles. So far we have organized two trips a year to drive through beautiful Thuringia together. Of course there was always some culture and delicious food - Thuringian 😉 ..
But what we lacked so far - was the small “event” in between and for some of us the technical aspect ...
And this is where our Saab colleague Falko comes into play - the latter is a real need for him. But not only - no - of course he also had the right solution for our “problem” !!
Years ago, Falko “bought” an old restaurant in need of renovation, with the associated hall and beer garden, in a suburb of Erfurt - what a crazy person anyone who sees it thinks. And he already did a great job of restoring the main house. No matter - the “hall” is exactly what we need for our purposes. Here, Falko - of course, completely unselfishly - installed a lifting platform with all kinds of associated mechanics equipment and space without end.
So - long story short - we have spontaneously for Thursday, June 6.6th. our first Saab regulars' table of Saab friends Thuringia in Falko. Of course with Saab emblem and flags.
Excited Falko and I waited for the response of our Saab driver.
No, we didn't wait for nothing - from 17.30:XNUMX p.m. one Saab followed the other into the narrow entrance to the former beer garden. It was quickly converted into a parking lot. Not without astonished - but probably also delighted looks - some neighbors.
Final result - okay then there were “only” 12 vehicles of our brand - which was probably also due to Falko's and my rash appointment planning? Yes - the weekend in Trollhättan was somehow lost.
Of course, some of our Saab madmen also went there - sorry to Alexander / Roland and Franz ... Well - as always - there is always room for improvement! Especially in Falko's “Tanz-SAAL” or rather “SAAB-SAAL”.
Falko had activated a grill corner with a fire bowl in the garden - where there were our delicious THURINGIAN BRATWÜRSTE (whatever else) and a drink or two. Speaking of drinks: Of course there was again our internal SWEDEN BEER - for the girls Little Red Riding Hood - with our own SAAB banderole. Thanks to our Wolfgang for this great idea.
I think - everyone present had a lot of fun this evening! Finally the time to have a good time and above all to make plans for our future SAAB activities ”. We only have to work on the weather - a little more sun would have been great ... Our regulars' table will be an integral part - including a screwdriver Saturday if required.
Our next major event will be our two-day autumn trip with overnight stays in September or October. Until then - everyone wishes you a nice and relaxing holiday from the beautiful Mühlberg and don't forget:
“Everything for the Dachshund (SAAB) - everything for the club”
Thanks to Thomas for the Saab story on Sunday. How is it in everyday life with an older Saab? What do you experience, how do friends, colleagues and the family react? With indulgence, enthusiasm or compassion? How do you keep the Saab alive, what do you do with spare parts and workshops, how do you optimize or restore the old Swedes?
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