UKSaabs

THE site for UK Saab people!
It is currently Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:53 am

All times are UTC





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:15 am 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:21 pm
Posts: 2625
Location: Home!!!!
For anyone who is interested:

https://m.facebook.com/events/878433995594311/?acontext=%7B"action_history"%3A"null"%7D

;-)

_________________
Other car drivers just don't know what they are missing!!

Home at last!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:19 pm 
Offline
Light Pressure Turbo
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Posts: 455
Location: East Fife.
Car Model: 78 SAAB 96,/78 MGB/LHD Twingo
99Turboman.
I went to the festival last year.
Absolutely brilliant.

Next year I hope to go to either the International in Germany, or this SAAB festival at the SAAB Museum in Trollhattan...
Can't do both, so big decision to be made.!!

Andy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:39 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 30, 2012 7:59 pm
Posts: 1133
Location: Wiltshire
Car Model: 9k Aero (Black) 900 T16S (Red)
Hi,

Looking in to this. I've never been to one of these or Trollhattan at all before, just wondered if anyone had any info on what to expect? It says it runs for the three days. Does that mean there are three days of different events or would you just go for one of the three days? Are the prices the same as the standard museum entry? I'm trying to combine it with a family holiday (they've never been to Sweden and I've only been once on business) so trying to put together a rough itinerary.

Thanks

_________________
'95 9k Aero (Black) - '90 c900 T16S (Red)

plus a £400 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Auto


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:09 pm 
Offline
Full Pressure Turbo

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:59 pm
Posts: 828
Location: North East Cheshire
Car Model: 9-5 HOT Aero '02
Yes Tim,
Some of us have the same problem, can't go to both!
Next years Saab Museum Festival is needed by the musuem. Last year some of us from SOC North West branch went to the Trollhattan Festival. It was good. A couple of thousand Saabs all there at the same time. It happened to coincide with Sweden Day and there was a lot of celebrating across the country. All low key stuff with a spare parts stall or 20. Including Neo Bros. and the Waterfalls were operated. (look on Trollhattan internet). The museum is very good indeed.

The IntertSaab was in Vadstena (at the castle) in August this year, and the same folks from NW branch went. It was well organised and because of that we MAY have to choose that one.
IntSaab is in Northern Germany and you can find my comment to the organisers of the Vadstena event on SaabsUnited website.

So, we have a tough choice to make.

_________________
Saabstruk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:29 pm 
Offline
Light Pressure Turbo
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Posts: 455
Location: East Fife.
Car Model: 78 SAAB 96,/78 MGB/LHD Twingo
I drove to Trollhattan last year in the old 96.

I think this year I'll take the old Troll to the IntSAAB in Germany, and just make the trip to the SAAB festival as part of a fly weekend in Stockholm.
The IntSAAB is in Northern Germany about 2 to 3 hrs from Ijmuiden, where the North Shields ferry docks.

Since the demise of the Ejsberg ferry, it's a very, very long haul to Trollhattan by car.

It's worth going to the SAAB festival just for the huge Autojumble!! Now I love the autojumbles at the various shows that I go to, culminating in the NEC in mid November. However, this autojumble is different. At Trollhattan it fills the car park behind the museum and is totally dedicated to SAAB.....Normally in a huge autojumble in the UK, you might see the odd thing for a SAAB, but this is a whole autojumble dedicated to SAAB. Heaven.
A tip. The Swedish SAAB owners Club (Saabklubben.se)have a big stall, BUT you can only buy there if you are a member, so get membership before you go. Also take plenty cash, there is no cash machine any where near the museum. A lot of the stall holders take euros as well as Swedish Kroner.
Last year the exchange rate was around 13 to 13.2 Kr to the ££, so it did not seem too expansive. Fuel then was 14 kroner a litre, ie £1.10, which was fine. A beer was 60 kroner, so £4.50. A reasonable hotel 1000 to 1300 kr a night. However, since the Brexit vote, the exchange rate is now around 11Kr to the ££, so it's going to be a lot more expensive. In fact when I joined the SAAB Klubben last month it was 10.7Kr to the ££.


Tim Duggan.
You asked about the format.
In 2015, I arrived on Friday afternoon. It basically was a day to just go around and look at all the SAABs. Visit the museum, which for a SAAB man, is just,.............. can't find the words....fabulous. What a place.....

Saturday was a track day at a race track somewhere near Trollhattan. I didn't go to this. Not personally interested in racing, plus my wife and another couple were back in Gothenburg, so I spent the day there.
Sunday was the autojumble day, and just breathing in all the SAABness of the place. There were hundreds of old and new SAABs, just amazing.....

Definitely worth the trip for a SAAB man!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:03 pm 
Offline
Full Pressure Turbo

Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:10 pm
Posts: 624
Location: Somerset
Car Model: Classic 900LPT
Every time I try and join Saab klubben it reverts back to Swedish and I can't understand anything....ahhh

On the home page I can swop to English but click on anything and back to Swedish..help


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:36 pm 
Offline
Light Pressure Turbo
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Posts: 455
Location: East Fife.
Car Model: 78 SAAB 96,/78 MGB/LHD Twingo
900LPT

The "English" version of the SAAB Klubben site does only have a few pages in English.
So......

Access the site via Google.
When it comes up in Swedish, click the "translate" option, top right. - The translate option appears as a little icon at the right hand end of the address bar.(Beside the star)

Then each time you switch pages, google automatically translates it into English.
In the words of the Meerkat...Simples!!!

Andy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:50 pm 
Online
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:25 pm
Posts: 1202
Location: Lingfield, Surrey
Car Model: 93 Aero 2.8T cabrio
About a 2,000 mile round trip for me.

Or about a full year's mileage in a single weekend!

Add the uncertainty of whether or not a visa will be required!

_________________
JZW Stage 3+ 2.8T and Tech 2 owner


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:03 pm 
Offline
Light Pressure Turbo
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Posts: 455
Location: East Fife.
Car Model: 78 SAAB 96,/78 MGB/LHD Twingo
Quad Cam

Ach, dinnae worry, I'm sure you'll get a visa ha ha..... :P

Andy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:30 am 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:08 pm
Posts: 3593
Location: West Sussex
Car Model: 9-3, 9000 Aero, 96 V4
Tim, an easier way is to fly over (cost £45 each last time I went from Stanstead to Gothenborg and is very quick). My wife and I stayed in a cheap chain hotel there and I hired the cheapest Ford Ka to get to Trollhatten. We did some sight seeing up the west coast also where my sailing buddies go occasionally towing there boats over to Sweden. We spent £600 in total. Not bad, came back with some bits and it was great to visit the museum. This was maybe 15 years ago so prices may have changed but I am sure you can still get some great flight/accomodation deals.

_________________
http://ccautomotive.co.uk
rust correction/prevention


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:10 am 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:23 pm
Posts: 4232
Location: Chesterfield
Car Model: '87 c900 8v '95 9000 CD XS
Is anyone from UKS planning on going to the museum festival?

_________________
1987 c900 8v Carb 2dr 4 speed
1995 9000 CD XS


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:04 pm 
Offline
Active user

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:24 pm
Posts: 294
Location: Northants
We are already in Sweden and travelling down to Trollhattan in the morning.

See you there.

Mike

_________________
72 Sonett 3
76 96 Souvenir
89 C900 T16S track hack
14 Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Polestar


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:07 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:23 pm
Posts: 4232
Location: Chesterfield
Car Model: '87 c900 8v '95 9000 CD XS
Sonett97 wrote:
We are already in Sweden and travelling down to Trollhattan in the morning.

See you there.

Mike


Hi Mike, we are flying out on Monday - see you there! :D

_________________
1987 c900 8v Carb 2dr 4 speed
1995 9000 CD XS


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:09 pm 
Offline
Active user

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:24 pm
Posts: 294
Location: Northants
Yogi900 wrote:
Sonett97 wrote:
We are already in Sweden and travelling down to Trollhattan in the morning.

See you there.

Mike


Hi Mike, we are flying out on Monday - see you there! :D


Safe travels.

_________________
72 Sonett 3
76 96 Souvenir
89 C900 T16S track hack
14 Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Polestar


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:10 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:23 pm
Posts: 4232
Location: Chesterfield
Car Model: '87 c900 8v '95 9000 CD XS
Sonett97 wrote:
Safe travels.


Thanks, you too.

Charlie

_________________
1987 c900 8v Carb 2dr 4 speed
1995 9000 CD XS


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:21 pm 
Offline
Active user

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:24 pm
Posts: 294
Location: Northants
Good to see you both today, Charlie.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the festival. I am heading out to the track for a few hours in the morning and back to the museum in the afternoon. Hopefully see you then.

Cheers.

Mike

_________________
72 Sonett 3
76 96 Souvenir
89 C900 T16S track hack
14 Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Polestar


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:27 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:23 pm
Posts: 4232
Location: Chesterfield
Car Model: '87 c900 8v '95 9000 CD XS
Hi Mike, I've just seen your post! It was great to see you too, it has been a brilliant weekend so far, and we will hopefully catch up with you tomorrow. :D

Cheers,
Charlie

_________________
1987 c900 8v Carb 2dr 4 speed
1995 9000 CD XS


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

follow UKSaabs on Twitter



UKSaabs silhouette logo images by Mark Green www.greenphotos.com
"subsilver2" slightly bodged by UKSaabs for our own use.

:: Disclaimer ::
Comments posted here are the views of their individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the owners of this Web site.
Authors assume all responsibility for comments posted here.

UKSaabs The biggest and best privately owned UK based independent Saab forum for all SAAB enthusiasts.
Whilst we encourage our users to support our advertisers the site wishes to remain independent and therefore does not endorse any particular advertiser(s)
UKSaabs is not affiliated with Saab Cars UK or Saab Automobile AB