The Great Western Saabs annual get together, open to all. Their legendary February Strolls are not a car meet, more a social gathering with friends old and new, to enjoy a day out at something a ‘little different’. It all started way back in around 2006. A small group of local SAAB enthusiasts, still recovering from their Christmas indulgences agreed to get a bit of fresh air, followed by a hot Sunday lunch at a local pub. The SAAB Stroll was born.
From those early day, there has been few changes, other than moving it to February, simply because of better weather. The same philosophy holds true today, with the only difference being the ever growing number of SAAB owners. Happy to brave the cold, wet February weather found here in the UK.
The SAAB Stroll is not a car show, but a social gathering of familiar and new faces, to meet, talk SAAB (obviously) and enjoy the day’s activities. In the past they have visited car museums, picture perfect villages, the Concorde and for 2019 a guided tour of the SS Great Britain was arranged, followed with an optional ‘stroll’ to a Victorian dockyard, with a Sunday lunch at a local country pub. The day started off with a wet, overcast sky at the motorway services, where they all planned to meet. A fine selection of SAABs turned up from far and wide – Midlands, Wales, London and even the Isle of Wight!
SAAB Stroll 2020
For 2020 we will be visiting the HELICOPTER MUSEUM, near WESTON-SUPER-MARE, 23 FEBRUARY 2020. “The Helicopter Museum is the largest dedicated Helicopter Collection in the world with over 100 helicopters on display in an all weather undercover hanger. Exhibits include two of the Queen’s Royal Flight helicopters, the current world speed record holder G-LYNX, a Vietnam Veteran Huey and a Russian Hind Gun Ship. You can also visit the restored WWII Pilots Block and Weston Aviation Exhibition detailing Weston’s aviation history. ” A guided tour and open cockpit session is included. The discounted cost will be £6.50 for adults and £5.50 for concessions.