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The Great Western Saabs February Stroll 2020

Saab February stroll

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!

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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. 

 You can join us for part or whole of the day. The visit will be followed by Sunday lunch, at a location yet to be decided. PLEASE MESSAGE one of the organizers David Dallimore, IF YOU WILL BE JOINING them.
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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