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Saab Session Slovakia 2020Saab Session Slovakia 2020

With a little delay, we present you a short report from the traditional gathering of Saab car fans in Slovakia called “Saab Session Slovakia“. Instead of the end of October, the gathering was held in the first half of October last year, at the attractive location of Vršatec. The Cliffs of Vršatec (Vršatské bradlá) is a massive lime formation that dominates the natural landscape in the middle of the Váh region. Being visible from afar, the cliffs are hard to miss.

According to the report that is always properly sent to us by Mr. Martin Pavelek, who is in the organization of this event, exactly 23 Saab cars with 40 “crew members” gathered at the Vršatec. The gathering of Saab car fans had an international prelude this year as well, because Saab fans from five surrounding countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austrija, Slovenia) were present at the gathering.

All Saab participants in the gathering
All Saab participants in the gathering

As always, on this occasion, very interesting Saab models were present at the meeting, such as the oldest SAAB 96 2T from 1963 in excellent condition, but there was also the latest generation Saab with top equipment – SAAB 9-5 NG AERO of course from 2012 – practically from the last production year.

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On this occasion, on behalf of the organizers, Mr. Martin thanks everyone who was present for participating in the “Saab Session Slovakia 2020” – those three days were fantastic for they and theirs SAABs – once again, thank you very much. And below we present you the traditional list of awarded participants, selected by certain value categories:

  • Best SAAB 1st place:
    Podkowiński Tomek (Szczecin/PL) Saab 96 V4 Jubileum (1980)
  • Best SAAB 2nd place:
    Kalmár Marcel (Lučenec/SK) Saab 900 EP (1991)
  • Best SAAB 3rd place:
    Šoltés Matúš (Bratislava/SK) Saab 9-5 2.3E TROLL (2003)
  • Longest journey:
    Podkowiński Tomek (Szczecin/PL) Saab 96 V4 Jubileum (1980)
  • Longest journey in 2 stroke:
    Mikosz Bartek, Doroba Ela (Krakow/PL) Saab 96 2T (1965)
  • SAAB with highest mileage:
    Saxa Danny (Bratislava/SK) Saab 9-5 AERO Maptun 310500 km
  • Youngest attendee :
    Pukančíkova Nina (Bratislava/SR) 3 years
    Saxa Danny, Kalmár Marcel, Chomanič Peter, Parol Artur, Kubena Ľubo (SK)

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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