SAABs of the Mid-Atlantic Spring Meet 2013
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SAABs of the Mid-Atlantic 2013 Summer Meet - April 7th, 2013
This was our 5th meet, with over 50 SAABs attending!
Thanks everyone who attended!
Song: Florida - Good Feeling Instrumental
Saab 900 Talladega Challenge 1996
In October of 1996, Saab Automobile brought over 6 randomly selected
standard production 1997MY Saab 900 models to the Talladega International
Speedway to test their endurance on the track over the course of a 8 days.
The 6 Saab 900 vehicles included naturally aspirated, turbo'd and V6 equipped vehicles. Journalists from
all over the world were invited to participate including notables such as
legendary SAAB rally personality, Simo Lamipinen of Finland and of course
This event was titled the "Talladega Challenge" and was the 10-year
anniversary of the first time Saab came to Talladega Speedway back in
October of 1986 with a series of standard production 9000s known as the
Here is the detailed video that captures this event. Enjoy!
Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
Ever wanted to go back in time, when screaming two-stroke Saabs were the
kings of rally? Find out how you can, with Bruce Turk, Saab jedi-master and
vintage rally dude.
On the car's specs Bruce adds: "It now has a 850cc three cylinder two
stroke motor that started life as a 750cc but the block was bored out to
850cc. It has Monte Carlo 850 pistons, a GT 750 crank shaft, a dual Solex
"Super kit Carb, lightened flywheel, heavy duty clutch (extra springs
added) fully ported intake and Exhaust
ports to rally spec II specifications and a Spec II rally 4 speed Saab gear
box which is very rare I might add... Oh, estimated HP is 60 BHP"
If money were no object, what vintage car (of any era) would you most want
to race/rally? Tell us below or follow the thread on Facebook:
Saab PSC Drag Race Sept 8 2013
Fun day drag racing in the Saab. We raced smart and clean and ran just fast
enough to beat our competition and made it all the way until one more race
and then the final. Had to race hard, pulled my best 60' time ever at 1.73
and then at the end of second gear blew out my Intercooler coupler :-) Thought I
could still win, but he got me in the last 100', ran 12.0 at 93mph :-)
JZW TUNING VOLVO S60R CAVALLI TURBO
Finally getting started on the S60R Cavalli turbo kit. Its going to be a good one ! LIttle
teaser of the sound of this bad boy. LC working better with the bigger turbo too. Let the tuning begin !
JZWBMW ROAD RACING 135i SHAKE DOWN SESSION
Feeling out my stg 3 tuned BMW 135i at HighPlains Raceway. Trying to run
with my buddy in his supercharged 1900lb Lotus ! It was a blast running
the BMW today, had lots of power and was able to pull on the twin turbo Porsche 911's out there on the straights !
Great time road racing in my Stg 3 E30 tuned BMW 135i :-)
The History of the SAAB - Saab Automobile AB
In the midst of WWII, from manufacturing engines, to aircraft, to cars.
Saab Automobile's history began
Saab Automobile AB is a Swedish premium car manufacturer. It was formed in
1945 when Saab AB began a project to design a small automobile. The first
production model, the Saab 92, was launched in 1949. In 1968 the parent
company merged with Scania-Vabis, and ten years later the Saab 900 was
launched, in time becoming Saab's best-selling model. In the mid-1980s the
new Saab 9000 model also appeared.
In 1989 the automobile division of Saab-Scania was restructured into an
independent company, Saab Automobile AB. The American manufacturer General
Motors took 50% ownership with an investment of $600 million, and then in
2000 exercised its option to acquire the remaining 50% for a further $125
million; so turning Saab Automobile into a wholly owned GM subsidiary. In
2010 GM sold Saab Automobile AB to the Dutch automobile manufacturer Spyker
After struggling to avoid insolvency throughout 2011, the company
petitioned for bankruptcy following the failure of a Chinese consortium to
complete a purchase of the company; the purchase had been blocked by former
owner GM, which opposed the transfer of technology and production rights to
a Chinese company. On June 13, 2012, it was announced that a newly formed
company called National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) had bought Saab
Automobile's bankrupt estate. According to "Saab United", the first Nevs
Saab 9-3 drove off its pre-production line on September 19, 2013. Full
production restarted Monday December 2, initially the same gasoline-powered
9-3 Aero sedans that were built before Saab went bankrupt, and intended to
get the automaker's supply chain back up and running as it completes
development of its new Nevs products.
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