Tag Archives: Saab Australia

Saab XWD in Performance Driving

Across Australia, there are a number of Saab Car Clubs; Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia have a Saab club. Because of this, and due to the fact that in Australia, near Melbourne, is a perfect test track belonging to GM-Holden (Lang Lang Proving Ground), Saab is once (2007) decided to create an event for journalists,
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Saab driver crashing into a number of police cars in Queensland

Interesting, but not so famous Saab story, comes to us from the Australian town of Nambour (Queensland). A local man, Saab 9-5 driver, has been charged with wilful damage, drink driving and traffic offences after allegedly crashing into a number of police vehicles at Nambour yesterday afternoon. Around 3.45pm, it will be alleged a 56-year-old man drove
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Saab 99 EMS – Weslake engine 16V from Australia

Our regular reader Justin Van Stralen from distant Australia sent us interesting Saab ad from Adelaide. It is the advertisement for the sale of 1976 Saab 99 EMS racing car. If this is read some of the car-racers, it may be useful to get the car ready for this race. Here’s what Justin says about this interesting
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SAAB 900 and “Witches Hats”

This is another TV commercial for SAAB 900 from Magnum Opus Melbourne Advertising agency, from 1993. The main creative behind these commercials was Robert Imhoff. In the late 1970ʼs Robert was approached by agencies and/or their clients to light TV commnercial productions in a similar manner to his stills.  During the boom-period of the 1980ʼs & 1990ʼs Robert was fortunate to
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An Interview with the new owner of Wasaabi 900

After ultimate victory in the $3000 turbo challenge vs 2SEXY, the turbo Lancer show car, WASAABI [Saab 900 Turbo] has a new proud owner. Wasaabi’s proud new owner Robert Read took some time out to answer a couple of questions for AUSaab. AUSaab Published an interview this morning with fellow group member Robert Read, owner of the infamous
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“Shitbox Rally 2016”: Saab 900 Team

“Shitbox Rally 2016” is not a race, rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable: to drive cars worth $1,000 across Australia via some of its most arduous roads, all in the name of charity. Among a large number of teams participating in this rally, there was one SAAB team – “THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO” with drivers Dominic
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From Perth to Melbourne: Across Australia in Saab 9-3 Convertible

Most want to cross Outback Australia on one of the major highways such as the Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor. Just for this route, from Perth to Melbourne – over 4,000 kilometers long, decided owners of Saab 9-3 Convertible. And, their journey they are recorded with the camera. Road trip from Perth to Melbourne in 6 full days with 2002
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Saab – The safest convertible makeover

TV show “This Is Australia” brings together a Unique view of Australia every Monday at 7.30 on channel 183 on Foxtel. This is a very popular TV show in Australia, and the topic of one of the last TV show was Saab Convertible. In this episode they take two Classic Saab convertibles to rebuild one. As they say,
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Australian SAAB Enthusiasts Meeting

The Saabers of Adelaide (Australia) had a cruise yesterday morning and it was enjoyed by all. Started at Saab, Mawson Lakes, picked up others along the way and finished at North Haven. Saab enthusiasts in Australia are gathered around a few Saab clubs, while the SCCA (Saab Car Club Of Australia) one big club. SCCA As Australia’s official
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Saab 900 Turbo Commercial 1989

This is classic Saab 900 Turbo Commercial from 1989 created for the Australian market. As a non-domestic car, Saab there advertise as “a leader in safety, luxury and performance – first class European motoring ar an affordable price…“ At that time, in Australia, its price was 29,550 Australian dollars,  which was 22.753 US dollars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87qCHGnqLsw

Saab 9000 CS at “Bathurst 12-Hour” Race

The Bathurst 12 Hour is an endurance race for GT and production cars held at the Mount Panorama Circuit, inBathurst, Australia in February each year. The race was first held in 1991 for Series Production cars and moved to Eastern Creek Raceway in 1995 before being discontinued. The race was revived in 2007, again for
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“Screm’n Swede” in Melbourne

What is on the other side of the world – in Australia? SAAB 96! Some images of the “Screm’n Swede” at last weekends VHRR Phillip Island Classic in Melbourne, Australia. The VHRR was established in 1976 to promote Historic Motor Racing in Victoria, and where possible assist with its growth throughout Australia. Race meetings and  speed events
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The Turbo with The Brain.

1984 Saab 900 Turbo Ad – Australia… Covers the High Performance Saab 900 Turbo that was Sold in Australia in 1984. This advertisement is published in the “Melbourne Motor Show Magazine”. Click to Enarge: