Are you afraid of the SAAB?

This video is really old, we've got the girl racin! Here's footage from Road America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI1LJSai9OA&list=UUZpF9USZIUq6FEAgyKe1iZQ&index=1 From www.thecarbeque.com We've worked out all the major problems with our $400 SAAB, installed a set of EBC race brakes, put on the race Exhaust and the next step will be all the safety equipment. We will be going to Alston Race Cars in Antioch to get the snow leopard (our internal codename for the carbeque) measured for the roll cage. They do amazing work. In the meantime we will begin to devise our cooker box that'll turn the 900 into a real Carbeque. Until then, enjoy! Music provided by Uncle Zesty's Old Time Bootknockers. www.unclezesty.com

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