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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:15 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:19 pm 
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I went to the festival last year.
Absolutely brilliant.

Next year I hope to go to either the International in Germany, or this SAAB festival at the SAAB Museum in Trollhattan...
Can't do both, so big decision to be made.!!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:39 pm 
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Hi,

Looking in to this. I've never been to one of these or Trollhattan at all before, just wondered if anyone had any info on what to expect? It says it runs for the three days. Does that mean there are three days of different events or would you just go for one of the three days? Are the prices the same as the standard museum entry? I'm trying to combine it with a family holiday (they've never been to Sweden and I've only been once on business) so trying to put together a rough itinerary.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:09 pm 
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Yes Tim,
Some of us have the same problem, can't go to both!
Next years Saab Museum Festival is needed by the musuem. Last year some of us from SOC North West branch went to the Trollhattan Festival. It was good. A couple of thousand Saabs all there at the same time. It happened to coincide with Sweden Day and there was a lot of celebrating across the country. All low key stuff with a spare parts stall or 20. Including Neo Bros. and the Waterfalls were operated. (look on Trollhattan internet). The museum is very good indeed.

The IntertSaab was in Vadstena (at the castle) in August this year, and the same folks from NW branch went. It was well organised and because of that we MAY have to choose that one.
IntSaab is in Northern Germany and you can find my comment to the organisers of the Vadstena event on SaabsUnited website.

So, we have a tough choice to make.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:29 pm 
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I drove to Trollhattan last year in the old 96.

I think this year I'll take the old Troll to the IntSAAB in Germany, and just make the trip to the SAAB festival as part of a fly weekend in Stockholm.
The IntSAAB is in Northern Germany about 2 to 3 hrs from Ijmuiden, where the North Shields ferry docks.

Since the demise of the Ejsberg ferry, it's a very, very long haul to Trollhattan by car.

It's worth going to the SAAB festival just for the huge Autojumble!! Now I love the autojumbles at the various shows that I go to, culminating in the NEC in mid November. However, this autojumble is different. At Trollhattan it fills the car park behind the museum and is totally dedicated to SAAB.....Normally in a huge autojumble in the UK, you might see the odd thing for a SAAB, but this is a whole autojumble dedicated to SAAB. Heaven.
A tip. The Swedish SAAB owners Club (Saabklubben.se)have a big stall, BUT you can only buy there if you are a member, so get membership before you go. Also take plenty cash, there is no cash machine any where near the museum. A lot of the stall holders take euros as well as Swedish Kroner.
Last year the exchange rate was around 13 to 13.2 Kr to the ££, so it did not seem too expansive. Fuel then was 14 kroner a litre, ie £1.10, which was fine. A beer was 60 kroner, so £4.50. A reasonable hotel 1000 to 1300 kr a night. However, since the Brexit vote, the exchange rate is now around 11Kr to the ££, so it's going to be a lot more expensive. In fact when I joined the SAAB Klubben last month it was 10.7Kr to the ££.


Tim Duggan.
You asked about the format.
In 2015, I arrived on Friday afternoon. It basically was a day to just go around and look at all the SAABs. Visit the museum, which for a SAAB man, is just,.............. can't find the words....fabulous. What a place.....

Saturday was a track day at a race track somewhere near Trollhattan. I didn't go to this. Not personally interested in racing, plus my wife and another couple were back in Gothenburg, so I spent the day there.
Sunday was the autojumble day, and just breathing in all the SAABness of the place. There were hundreds of old and new SAABs, just amazing.....

Definitely worth the trip for a SAAB man!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:03 pm 
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Every time I try and join Saab klubben it reverts back to Swedish and I can't understand anything....ahhh

On the home page I can swop to English but click on anything and back to Swedish..help


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:36 pm 
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The "English" version of the SAAB Klubben site does only have a few pages in English.
So......

Access the site via Google.
When it comes up in Swedish, click the "translate" option, top right. - The translate option appears as a little icon at the right hand end of the address bar.(Beside the star)

Then each time you switch pages, google automatically translates it into English.
In the words of the Meerkat...Simples!!!

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About a 2,000 mile round trip for me.

Or about a full year's mileage in a single weekend!

Add the uncertainty of whether or not a visa will be required!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:03 pm 
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Ach, dinnae worry, I'm sure you'll get a visa ha ha..... :P

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