On February 17, 2023, the Saab Winter Rally 2023 took place in Twente, Netherlands. It was the second edition of this event, and it was a remarkable day for all the participants. The event attracted 80 Saab enthusiasts from various regions, including Deventer, who brought their Saabs to compete in the rally. This year’s event was won by Wouter Tammeling and Michiel van Tongeren, who participated in the Tour class and scored only 124 penalty points. They received two huge, shiny cups and two bottles of wine from the Saab Club Nederland.
The Dutch Saab Classic Rallyteam (DSCR) was well-represented in the rally, and their members showcased their impressive driving skills. Casper Kalkman and Merlijn Kalkman secured the fifth position in the Tour class. In the sports class, Kelly van Delden – Redmer Van Delden, Henry Dommerholt – Anna Dommerholt, Steven Hardveldt – Onno Hardtveldt, and Jaap Wassink – Melchert Rijks secured the 10th, 14th, 15th, and 18th positions, respectively. The overall winners in the Sports class were Floris and Henk Dinkelberg, who scored only 134 penalty points.
The Saab Winter Rally has been an annual event since its inception and is organized by Erno and Miranda Reuvekamp. The rally is an opportunity for Saab enthusiasts to come together and showcase their passion for the brand while competing in a friendly and exciting environment. The event is open to all Saab owners, regardless of their car’s age or condition, and the participants can choose to participate in either the Tour or Sports class.
The Tour class is for those who want to take part in a more relaxed rally, where the focus is more on enjoying the journey rather than the competition. The Sports class is for those who want to take part in a more competitive rally, where the focus is more on completing the course in the shortest time possible. Both classes involve following a set route, and participants must navigate the course using a roadbook that contains written instructions.
The Saab Winter Rally is an excellent opportunity for Saab enthusiasts to explore the Dutch countryside while driving their cars. The event takes place in winter, which adds to the challenge of the rally. The weather conditions are often harsh, with snow and ice making driving more challenging. However, the Saab cars are well-suited for these conditions, and the event provides an opportunity for drivers to test their driving skills and the performance of their Saab cars in challenging conditions.
Saab has a long history of producing cars that are well-suited for harsh weather conditions, and the Saab Winter Rally is an excellent opportunity to showcase this. Saab has always been known for its innovative engineering, and the Saab Winter Rally is an excellent way to test the reliability and durability of Saab cars in harsh weather conditions. The event is a testament to the Saab brand’s durability, and it is a perfect way for Saab enthusiasts to come together and showcase their passion for the brand.
The Saab Winter Rally is an excellent opportunity for Saab enthusiasts to network and make new friends. The event is open to all Saab enthusiasts, and it provides an excellent opportunity for people to come together and share their passion for the brand. The event is not just about the competition; it is also about the camaraderie and the sense of community that comes with being a part of a group of Saab enthusiasts.
The Saab Winter Rally is an exciting and challenging event that brings Saab enthusiasts from different regions together, therefore, the organizers invite you to the same winter rally “Saab Winter Rally 2024” next year, which will also take place on February 17, 2024.