Grim looks. Helmets. Roaring turbo’s. The pungent smell of burnt rubber and sweat combined. The second day of the Saabfestival 2015 offered all of this and more. Hundreds of SAAB’s were present at the Kinnekulle Ring for a full day of racing on one of Sweden’s finest tracks.
With this year’s Saabfestival, a much desired element was re-introduced: the race track. While the test drives with the 9-3N on the SAAB factory test track that NEVS had offered the day before were very well received, getting your own SAAB on an actual race track was something many festival attendees had truly been longing for. The event was organized by Saab Turbo Club of Sweden, one of the largest SAAB clubs in the country and true experts in the field. Despite the dreary weather in the morning, it was an amazing sight to see both the “guru’s” in their tuned SAAB’s as well as the “mortals” in their regular cars thoroughly enjoy the 2,072 meter long track some 80 km northeast of Trollhättan.
Several videos were made by the participants, but the below clip by Robert Sundberg is probably one of the best impressions from the event.