http://newcarshopper.com.au/1004/saab/ for more Saab history. Original video posted by noblep who also gives thanks to www.saabhistory.com for most of the content seen in this video. An amazing feast of over 21 Saab models ranging from 1947 to 2008 including the Saab 'Sonett' which is Swedish for "so nice".
Saab Club Finland Track Day with Simo Lampinen
The Saab-Club Of Finland organized the customary end-of-summer track day at
Ahvenisto Race Circuit in Hämeenlinna. There were some rally legends
present, such as Simo Lampinen, Jyrki Ahava, Juhani Markkanen, Eikka Malm,
Antti Mäkeläinen. Simo drove a two-stroke Saab Monte-Carlo and a Saab 96
V4 hillclimb/rallycross car. The second half of the clip is a some incar
footage of Simo driving the rallycross V4.
Saab History and Future (HQ) Branding Commercial (2009)
The history and future of SAAB
Shot in Trollhättan using Motion Control. The location is close to the
SAAB museum, and was once used as a secret development center, if my
sources are correct.:)
Behind the scenes gallery http://storyboard.se/work
Agency: Lowe Brindfors Sweden
Directed by Niklas Ladberg
Producer: Thabo Malmén
DOP: Eric Maddison
Production Manager: Per Nilsson
Creative Director: Ulrika Biding
Production Coordinator: Åsa Kellner
Motion Control: Syndicate
Post production: VA
Saab 9000 Turbo - Documentary
The Saab 9000 is a large executive car that was produced by the Swedish
company Saab from 1984 to 1997. Representing the company's foray into the
executive car scene, the 9000 remained in production until it was replaced
by the Saab 9-5 in late 1997.
Saab designed the 9000 as part of the Type Four platform in conjunction
with the Italian automaker Fiat Automobiles. Fiat retailed similar
derivative versions as the more basic Fiat Croma, the luxury-themed Lancia
Thema, and the sports-oriented Alfa Romeo 164. Unlike the 164, which shares
only the chassis, the Croma and Thema are outwardly similar to the 9000. As
such, much of the bodywork appeared interchangeable between the 9000, Croma
and Thema; for example, the doors. However, because Saab fitted heavier
side impact protection they will not fit. Only seven
different parts are actually interchangeable. The 9000's body was
designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Saab designer Björn Envall.
Despite being shorter overall than the 900, the 9000 had a longer wheelbase
and greater interior space, and was the first Saab vehicle imported to the
United States to be classed as a "large car" by the EPA.
How to drive a Saab two stroke, 2 stroke cross country
Tom Donney drives a two stroke Saab and explains how to use the "free
wheeling" approach to help avoid melting pistons on a two stroke Saab.
These engines were designed to run on 95 octane fuel or more. Today's lean
ethonal or low octane regular fuels can be hard on your engine. If you
travel from state to state your fuel choices vary greatly which can affect
your jetting choices. (Just as altitude changes your jetting too). I have
driven my 1961 Saab (and other pre-1960 Saabs) from Iowa to all points in
USA. Even into Mexico (with my family of 5) and Canada. My way is just "a
way", not the only way.
NOTE: Non Saab people watch this and make comments like "too lean", "timing
off" or "my two stroke runs all day at full throttle"
All I can say is good for you and your car/motorcycle/airplane/what the
hell ever. Come follow me across country in your vehicle anytime you want!
Check out this youtube video named "black 93 2-stroke saab on Dyno" you can see this very
Saab, which a few who seem to miss the point of this video and seem to
think is "too lean" (850GT, 1st design triple carbs, oil Injected engine
bored to 74mm) running on a Dyno and foggging for bugs.
Just FYI, I also own a Mustang Chassis Dyno (have ran over 100 two
stroke Dyno tests),
and have a box of Saab jets that I bet cost more that the people who keep
typing "it's too lean" paid for their 1st two cars! Plus I have had it and
others fitted with AFR gauges...so "NO...IT IS NOT TOO LEAN" :) BTW
Come to Dodge and we can take it, or other cool old Saabs for a spin.
Safe Saab'in, tom donney