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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:19 am 
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A heads up for people wishing to attend a future Saab International meeting! :-)

From a Saab German blog site, saab-reisen.de :

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- 2017 Germany, Trier, probably in a planned and desired cooperation with our SAAB club neighbors Luxembourg and France. Another advantage, and clearly claim for this location: Belgium also lies with its active clubs in the immediate catchment area.
All information is non-binding and planning. Once the logged details are available, we will publish these. Finally, you can combine an International SAAB Club meeting or a SAAB Festival also with a great and somewhat longer holiday ...


Trier is close to the Luxembourg border. A reasonable journey from the UK and closer than recent Saab Internationals. Planning on attending this one. The dates are yet to be announced but I suppose it will be late July early August. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:15 am 
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Ah! That will be a definite for us. We know Trier quite well. There is a Saab specialist in Trier who was really helpful in checking out my newly Hirsched car when it developed a worrying rattle.

And it's an easy drive from Calais. And fuel down the road in Luxembourg is nice and cheap. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:11 am 
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That is a definite possibility :cool:
Hop across on the ferry from 'Ull and an easy trek down from Europoort...almost as easy as the Dutch International at Doesburg.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 4:51 pm 
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We were in Trier all day yesterday. it's a nice place and we are staying in our usual B&B on the Mosel about half an hour up the road.

No dates yet which is a pity, we would like to book the room for next year while we are here!! :)

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Sorry guys Trier would have been great! but check out http://www.intsaab2017.com and we find it is Dinslaken about 50 miles north of Cologne over the weekend of 4/5/6 of August. Not nearly as appealing location or name :(

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:19 pm 
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That's a pity. We know Trier well and would have booked at our regular B&B. Dinslaken is a short distance NE of the Rhur industrial area, but it's not as industrial as it was. It looks like it could be a caravan site on the banks of the Rhine...

My wife lived in that area when she was young while her father was stationed there.

The old airbase is a Ryanair destination now. Weeze. About 25 miles west.

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Sounds like a plan! I was just looking for somewhere to go in the summer to mainland Europe, I'm in!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:21 pm 
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I'm certainly up for this, and have been looking at the various ferry options, based on starting from my home in dear old Scotia.
Cheapest is day time from Harwich, most expensive the ferry from North Shields. However Harwich is a fairly long haul from home, with an overnight stop on the way. North Shields is a nice wee 3 1/2 hrs tootle from home.
Decisions, decisions.!!!

The column alignments seemed to get a bit screwed up on posting, unfortunately....
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Relative Ferry Costs July/August 2017 - SAAB International Dinslaken, Germany.

Fuel from Fife to ferry port. Car + 1 Passenger.
Cost Return Return (based on 35 mpg, £1.20 a litre.
N.Shields 342 m £26.00 £52.00
Hull 642m £46.00 £92.00
Harwich 966 m £75.00 £150.00
Dover 1048 m £81.50 £163.00

Fuel to destination. (based on 35 mpg, £1.20 a litre.
(From continental ferry port) KM ret. Miles ret Return
Imuiden to Dinslaken 424 265 £41.34
Zeebrugge to Dinslaken 582 364 £56.75
Hook v Holland to Dinslaken 446 279 £43.49
Calais to Dinslaken 794 496 £77.42



TOTAL Cost, Inc fuel to and from ferry ports, home and on continent.
Ferry Only Ferry+Fuel (inc hotels where necessary)

Ferry Only Ferry+Fuel (inc hotels where necessary)
N.Shields Ferry £576.00 £669.34 Night time crossing (exc meals)
Hull Ferry £442.00 £590.75 Night time crossing (Exc meals)
Harwich Ferry £425.00 £618.49 Night time crossing. (Depart 23:30)
Harwich Ferry £150.00 £443.49 Day time, depart 090:00 Would need hotel in Harwich.
(Inc £100 for hotel/meal in Harwich)
Dover Ferry £120.00 £460.42 (Inc £100 for hotel/meal en route)
Eurotunnel £162.00 £502.42 (Inc £100 for hotel/meal en route)

Relative cost, cheapest to dearest. £225.86


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:15 pm 
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All done.
Registered, ferry booked, rarin' to go!!!

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Tunnel is cheap if you have Tesco vouchers to redeem. Vouchers are worth 3 times face value on Eurotunnel.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:21 am 
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Wish I'd known that before I booked the North Shields ferry to Ijmuiden, though it's a looong way to Dover for us Jockinese, up in the frozen North.

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This is on the following weekend, just 2 hours drive South from Dinslaken...

http://www.nuerburgring.de/en/events-ti ... -prix.html


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Hi Folks,
Hope everyone's well!

I've just registered for the International (my first International, very excited!), but am rather surprised at the cost? 125 euro per person, plus camping at 10 euro per person a night.

I have been to many SOC & SEC national meets, including the UK 'International' at Wicksteed Park a few years ago and never has the cost been anything like this.

I just wanted to check this is this par for the course for Internationals in Europe, or if this is unusually high? I've just had my registration confirmation email, number 181, I haven't yet had my follow up email with the payment instructions, so will wait to see what this says. As I may have misunderstood the details!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:38 pm 
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Funny, I was a bit surprised at the cost as well.

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The Swedish event last year was €130 by bank transfer or €150 if sent by paypal and the like.

The price should include the "Welcome Pack' and two evening meals. The food in Sweden was very good.

We haven't made up our mind about the event yet. It would probably be OK for me, but SWMBO would probably be bored after an hour and I can't see much in the area of interest. You would have to go into Dusseldorf, etc. for some shops and sights.

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I was wondering if it was worth it for a t-shirt, car plaque and 2 evening meals.

We went to the Dutch one without paying the fee, we missed out on the dinners, but still went to the swap meet, and show and shine etc. And met up with our Saab friends etc. We either went out for dinner or cooked something at the camp site.

We might do the same again this year...


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I'm taking SWMBO for a wee 1 week trip to the continent, prior to putting her on a plane home on the Thursday.
I then head off to the meet on my own.
She wouldn't do the camping anyway!

Get the ferry home myself on the Monday night.

It costs 10 euros more to pay by PayPal, but given that it costs around £15 to send money to the continent, it'll be cheaper by PayPal!!

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SCAM ALERT! (Possibly...)

Dinslaken has an environmental zone. The "Trabrennbahn" is inside the zone.


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Like the London low emission zone (LEZ). You need a sticker to take your car into the environmental zone (Umweltzone). The link in the IntSaab2017 site is to https://www.umwelt-plakette.de/de/home.html

This site charges Germans €9.90 for a badge. When you choose the UK language, the price goes up to €31.90 !!! :shock: I think this is an "interceptor site" that just passes on you application to the official site and makes a profit in doing so.

The AA have a link to the Berlin City site which is selling the badge. It seems to be €5. The badge, once issued, is valid throughout Germany. https://www.berlin.de/labo/mobilitaet/k ... 595.en.php

ALSO NOTE: The green "Umwelt Plakette" (badge) is only available for petrol cars registered after 1st January 1993. And different colour badges/dates for diesels.

Older cars cannot get a badge, and their movements can be limited within the zone. My German is not good enough to read the regulations, but older cars may be restricted to movements in early morning and late evening, if at all. Could be a problem for some. I think you are OK if first registered before August 1987, but that leaves six years between then and 1993 when you could be in limbo.

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