The little things are often what makes Saab today

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Meeting of the Saab friends Thuringia
Meeting of the Saab friends Thuringia

Unfortunately today we have a slightly different situation - really spectacular news from Trollhättan are rather the exception - which does not make it easier for Tom and Mark of course - to keep the blog exciting and alive !?

And that's exactly why we are all the more in demand as a daily user! So today I also write a post - no - not about my own Saab stories which I could certainly get my own book full 🙂 (maybe later!?!?)

Okay - Tom and Mark are coming up with interesting reports from Trollhättan last weekend - but what the hell. No, actually I write - in the name - or also - for the Saab friends Thuringia.

We are a small Saab fan community with currently about 30 vehicles. So far, we organized two exits every year to drive through beautiful Thuringia together. Of course, there was always some culture and delicious food - Thuringian just 😉 ..

What we missed so far - was the little "event" in between and for some of us also the technical aspect here ...

And here comes our Saab colleague Falko into the game - for him, the latter is a real need. But not only - no - of course he had the right solution for our "problem"!

Years ago, Falko had "bought" an old former restaurant with room and beer garden in a suburb of Erfurt in need of rehabilitation - what a madman thinks anyone who sees it. And he has already restored the main house super. No matter - the "hall" is exactly what we needed for our purposes. Here Falko has - of course completely unselfish - installed a lift with all sorts of associated mechanic equipment and space without end.

So - long story short - so we have spontaneously for Thursday, the 6.6. our first Saab Stammtisch the Saab friends Thuringia in Falko his empire one. Of course, with Saab emblem and flags.

Excited Falko and I waited for the response of our Saab driver.

No, we did not wait in vain - from 17.30 o'clock, one Saab followed the other into the narrow entrance to the former beer garden. This was converted short hand to the parking lot. Not without astonished - but probably also pleased looks - of many neighbors.

Endstand - okay it was then "only" 12 vehicles of our brand - what was probably synonymous with Falko's and my careless determination of time? Yes - the weekend in Trollhättan had somehow disappeared.

Of course, some of our Saab-madmen have been there too - Sorry to Alexander / Roland and Franz ... Well - as always - there is always room for improvement! Especially in Falko`s "Dance-SAAL" or better "SAAB-SAAL".

Falko had activated in the garden a barbecue area with fire bowl - where our delicious THÜRINGER BRATWÜRSTE (what else) and the one or other drink gave. Speaking of drink: Of course there was our internal SWEDENBIER - for the girls Rotkäppchen - with its own SAAB band. Thanks for this to our Wolfgang for this great idea.

I think - everyone present had a lot of fun sssss that evening! Finally the time to talk properly and, above all, plans for our future SAAB activities ". Only the weather we still have to work - a little more sun would have been great ... Our regulars will be an integral part - including screwdriver Saturday when needed.

Our next major event will be our two-day fall getaway with overnight stays in September or October. Until then - all a nice and relaxing holiday wishes Thomas from the beautiful Mühlberg and do not 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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7 thoughts on "The little things are often what makes Saab today"

  • In the solution, I type on a "pit" ...

    If the car can not get higher, the screwdriver has to go down. That too is good and still much, much better than jack and bucks or ramps.

    I just had to do that today and shortly after my 1. Comment again painful experience. That is really so and no joke. My old Gothenburg smelled suspicious after a short drive and in fact it rained a lot of gasoline.

    The 164E has an electric fuel pump and a filter very close to the differential (on the rear axle). The hose in between (only 2 years young) had suddenly and again a crack.

    I did that immediately and also very much, but with a lift or pit I would only have needed half the time and would have had twice as much pleasure. Well, an immo- and automotive planning error ...

  • Great idea to use this space for Saab. To have the dream something like that, surely many of us have.

  • I have only been in 1 1 / 2 years since. Have two of the mentioned exits participated and feel very comfortable in this circle. Was there for the Stammtisch and must say that the evening was very nice. Many thanks to the organizers and the "groundsman". I hope there will be many more Saab friends in THÜRINGEN, I'm there.

  • Yes Herbert, because you speak to me from the soul - years ago, we have a cozy house with garden and garage too - the latter also a bit larger - but with the lift`s space reasons (height) just nothing. It seems to be "but" also a (very) positive solution starting from the coming year.

    By the way, I have to apologize to the Saab friends of Thuringia - I made a "serious" mistake - we are not about 30 Saab's - but about 30 "members" !! Sorry to Peter, Stefan, Wolfgang, Jonny - to name just a few - who care for two, three or four Saab`s with a lot of love and passion and thus preserve them for posterity ... (whether posterity wants it or not )


    ... the perfect property for a motorist. Not entirely free from envy Congratulations to Falko the landlord and thanks to Thomas for the great story.

    In Swedish vintage and car magazines, every 2 is felt. Display of workshop equipment. And this stuff is amazingly cheap right down to a full-blown lift. If you like SAAB and other and older cars, you should think car and real estate holistically and plan a spacious outbuilding. That's worth gold.

    Since I did something wrong and I am almost painfully aware of it every day.

  • Very nice report about a very great first meeting in this form .. The location fits great. I think next time more Saab friends will roll onto the farm. Since I was there myself I can only say thanks to Thomas and Falko.

  • It's cool. An old restaurant as SAAB clubhouse, a good second-hand. Am I mistaken, or is there more patrons in the scene than ever before? SAAB is alive, a nice, hot Sunday to all fans!


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