Tag Archives: The Long Run

Gert Karlsson and Erik Carlsson in the passenger seat on the "lap of honor" of the Talaldega track in 1986, from the Bilsport magazine archive
Saab History

Full Throttle with Carlsson “On the Roof”

Saab is known for its innovation and pushing the limits of what is possible. In 1986, the company set a world record on The Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega, USA, with its Long Run project. The project consisted of...

Saab 9000 Talladega

Saab 9000 racing 20 straight days and nights!

On October 7th, 1986 , Saab took 3 unmodified production SAAB 9000 Turbos out onto the Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega.  Saab wanted to prove the strength, speed and duratbility of the Saab 9000 by racing 3 9000's for...