“Just like last year, everybody’s welcome with or without their SAAB. The most important thing is that you have your SAAB heart in the right place” was the opening sentence in the invitation for a SAAB meet that attracted more than 150 SAAB’s on Saturday when they gathered in Höör, a small town in the center of Skåne county, Sweden.
Passion spreads fast
Local SAAB enthusiast Mikael Petterson was the host of the first spontaneous meet last year and when he created a Facebook event to announce his plans to do another one this year, the word spread really fast. ”Let’s meet, exchange experiences, check out our SAABs, but maybe most of all try and put a face to a name we’ve been in contact with through different forums and Facebook”.
Well, that worked out really well: the group was a great blend of people from all over the southern part of Sweden. The fact that affection for SAAB isn’t just limited to “middle aged men” was proven through a great age mix with “boys and girls” ranging from teenagers to 70+.
Not just the drivers were a great blend… the same applied for their SAABs, with everything stretching from 95,96, Sonett III, Toppola, 900, 9000, 9-3, 9-5 and 9-3X to the most recent 9-5NG, 9-4X and of course the 9-3N. A great event indeed… a big thank you to Mikael Petterson and crew for hosting, Dennis Svensson Dufva for the video and Jonas Åberg for the pictures!