My SAABs and I
SAAB Midsommar in Frankfurt this last Saturday
by, Sun 01 July 2012 at 20:04 (602 Views)
Last weekend was offically the middle of the summer, and this weekend the SAAB Club Rhein-Main in Frankfurt, Germany gathered to celebrate and get together. It was a hot and humid day, and many SAABs and their owners showed up.
The event took place at the former SAAB Zentrum Frankfurt, now Harzmann SAAB. The former dealership still shows the colors of our beloved brand, and with the amount of SAABs still being sold and serviced on site one wouldn't think the manufacturer is gone.
Catering on site consisted of bratwurst, rindwurst, and refreshments. The event was rather low hey, more social than anything, and I didn't feel left out with my poor German as quite a few members either spoke excellent English and one even spoke Portuguese. Two of them are Germans born in the US.
After the gathering at SAAB Zentrum we drove to a nearby restaurant by a tiny lake, had some Radler (a German summer beer that is very light with some citrus taste) and schnitzel. A pleasant afternoon with fellow SAABers!
As usual, pictures!
SAAB 9000 Anniversary Edition, someone's daily driver
900i four door. The black grille is original
A daily driven 96 V4 with working freewheel. The owner had to spend three months on a business trip in Sweden a few years back, and instead of renting a car he bought the 96 there, and felt bad about selling it, instead drove it home to Germany
SAAB Safety Sun Visor
Glove box with cut out for radio
Sonett II V4, every body's favorite
Only this Saturday I noticed the Sonett's engine bulge is not symmetrically located
I love the little details like the SAAB logo on the gas cap
And the windshield water spray nozzles
Made in Arlöv
The V4 engine looks real small, much like the Sonett
9-5 Aero Combi, the guy's wife is Finnish, hence the flag and the license plate
Quite a few 900 Cabrios, it was a sunny, humid day, perfect for topless driving
More members cars
That coupe has a whale tail
The workshops had lots of SAAB pron to feast the eyes
Der neue 900... they have been selling SAABs for a while, too bad it's all over
Learning the ins and outs of SAABs early on
Red vert on the lift
Your SAAB team wishes you a good ride
SAABs for sale
The back lot of the dealer was full of parts cars, and one unsold NG 9-5.
Taking off to the restaurant
Sonett following the 9-5 Aero
SAAB convoy waiting for stragglers who got caught on traffic lights
Fill the road with Trollhättan cars
Sonett V4, 9-5 Aero Combis and 900 Cabrios on the restaurant lot... the end of SAAB Midsommar
Here is a link to the gallery with more pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/1133845...eat=directlink