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    UK GWS at the Bristol Classic Car Show

    20-21 April
    Held at the Royal Bath & West Showground
    Somerset, UK
    (Near to Glastonbury)

    The size of the GREAT WESTERN SAABS stand in the main hall is 24 x 5 metres!! I do believe this is not only the largest single marque stand at the show, but will also be I think the largest SAAB stand ever assembled at an indoor show in the UK.

    Cars on display

    Sonnet model
    1) Howard - MkIII

    95 & 96 model
    1) Clayton - 96 V4
    2) Stuart - lhd 96

    99 model
    1) David & Anne - 2 door turbo
    2) Alan & Rose - 2 door turbo

    Classic 900 model
    1) Alex - base model 900
    2) Chris R (convertible)
    3) Martin L - T16s 2 door

    9000 model
    1) Tony & Julie - 9000 CSE

    The event is held over the weekend of the 'Drive it Day' and will have a dedicated parking area for ALL classic cars.

    UPDATE FROM THE ORGANISERS

    Since we emailed you last, we've had some more exciting news: more fabulous cars; a driving challenge; and a free competition.

    At the details are here on our attractions page www.bccsl.co.uk/attractions.asp
    , but the exciting line up of classics now include:

    * The world's first 'hot hatch'
    * Touring car champions from the 60s
    * The 'Black Beauty' diplomatic car

    Fancy yourself as a perfectionist behind the wheel?
    ...because that's what it will take to win our All-Forwards Slalom Autotest. That's right: for the very first time, we have arranged a driving challenge that you can take part in.

    Open to all classic owners who bring their car to the show, this challenge takes place throughout the weekend, with a winners and runner-up prize each day.

    Free prize draw
    We also have a 14-drawer combination tool chest to give away, courtesy of those marvellous folks at down at Strongman Tools.

    The Footman James 34th Bristol Classic Car Show will feature up to 1500 classics indoors and outdoors, a classic car auction (Sunday) together with more gadgets, spares and autojumble than you can imagine.

    More information and tickets are available from our website www.bccsl.co.uk.
    Remember: just use code NL22 when ordering tickets before the end of March to get a 3 discount on every ticket
    Read more: http://gwsforum.proboards.com/thread...#ixzz2OGjKkgMC

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    We now have a 2 stroke to add to the list of SAABs on display.

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    Those of us unable to be there we would love to see pictures of the event. Sounds like a very nice display. Good luck!

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    Gone: '87 Saab 900i - '95 Saab 900 SE Turbo

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    Not a problem. We will upload a selection, but in the meantime here is last years:
    Bristol Classic Show 2012 - a set on Flickr

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    This weekend folks!

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    Great pictures from last year. Hope the weather plays nice but that's always a gamble in Northern Europe in April. Good luck!

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    Thanks Frank,

    Weather forecast looks quite promising, though as you say our weather can be a little fickle.

    SAAB owner attending the show? If so pop along and say hello and get your FREE small discrete window sticker.
    Registered GWS members will get a bigger one!

    Regards

    David



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    Just got back from the show. What a great weekend. This event is th second largest indoor show in the UK and our SAAB no only got a recommendation from the organisers, but two cars also won awards. Considering the number of cars on all the stands at the show, we are both proud and a little surprised.

    Here is a video care of Robin Morley. The video is stop start and shows the time and effort put in by all to make it so successful
    Getting set up. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    And a selection from Alex Rankin
    The Footman James Bristol Classic 2013 - a set on Flickr

    Thanks everyone involved for making it a special weekend.

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    I have been organising stands at the Bristol Classic Car Show for well over twenty years but have never, in all that time, had such an amazing weekend.

    All the time and effort put in to getting the stand together by everyone who displayed, got its just rewards. So I would like to thank you all for making it a truly special weekend.

    In no particular order:
    David, for washing down his 96 Bullnose, parking it and winning - see below.
    Clayton with his lovely green 96 for his continued willingness over the weekend to be there to answer questions and offer advice - you are a star.
    Howard with his very orange Sonnet which probably attracted more attention than any other car on the stand.
    Mike for bringing along his sons left hand drive blue 96 which ran the Sonnet a close second for colour.
    Alan and his debadged 99T 'Little Red Devil', only just completed in time for the show.
    Alex for taking time out from organising his wife birthday party, and his lovely base model 900 which people were amazed to find out is totally original.
    Martin with his great 2 door T16S, who despite being unwell travelled everyday from his home in Cardiff.
    Chris and his delightful 900 convertible for his unbounding enthusiasm.
    Tony with his Dads low mileage 9000.

    A very special thanks must go to Anne and Rose, assisted by Julie for keeping everyone watered and fed throughout the weekend. Without their assistance I for one would have stalled. A special mention must also go to another Chris for taxiing duties from Cardiff to the show over the weekend (he is now a SAAB convert) and to Chris (Zaphod) for helping man the stand on Saturday. Finally to Robin Morley for his help and assistance to get it all together.

    Finally I must include Lance Cole who was on the stand signing copies of his definitive book on SAABs 'SAAB Cars. The Complete History' , which is a must for any SAAB enthusiast. Last but not least Martin of JamSAAB who whilst only a visitor, upon chatting with Martin Lyons about a running issue he had for over two years which many had been unable to cure on his T16S, dropped everything and with a few tools found and cured it in 10 minutes.

    Sunday was quite a day. Classic Car Weekly selected the stand in their report on the show (see next weeks issue), Practical Classics are to do a feature on Chris Redmonds T16S, Classics Monthly want to do a feature another SAAB. David, owner of that blue 2 stroke won second prize for best saloon and the 99T won Highly Commended in the general section, with the stand and more importantly SAAB getting a special mention at the presentations by Danny Hopkins of Practical Classics.

    Phew!


    General photo


    Chris looking busy!


    Little Red Devil, with Alan & Rose


    Alex and his 900


    Chris with his 900 convertible


    Clayton with his 96


    David being presented with his award


    Mike with the lhd 96


    Martin from JamSAAB who must take most of the credit for the award


    All cup winners!

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    Last edited by Naranto; 22 April 2013 at 16:16.

 

 

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