Call me crazy but it always makes me very happy when I spot the first Trollhättan road sign when I am heading south . So today is actually filled with lots of happiness as I am visiting “SAAB-city” together with a group of SAAB-enthusiasts from Stockholm.
First stop: Stallbacka
Our local SAAB-club had been planning for this trip for quite some time: four years to be exact. We were in advanced stages at the time and actually had received the green light from SAAB Automobile’s PR department for a factory visit. The trip in 2011 unfortunately had to be cancelled as the company obviously got into difficulties and wasn’t able to receive external visitors anymore.
So with the earlier experiences in mind and very low expectations, we reached to NEVS to see whether they would be willing and able to host us this time around. Much to my -very positive- surprise, the answer was “yes!” and this morning we’ll be visiting the Stallbacka facilities and participate in a program carrying the intriguing “SAAB today and tomorrow” description.
Next stop: SAAB Museum
Last stop: Orio
I’ll be sharing more experiences, news and pictures soon but I also want to open up for any questions I could to relay to the representatives from NEVS, the SAAB Museum and Orio we’ll be meeting today. Use the comments function below or email me directly.