Up to Speed – SAAB


“Fighter Jets! Turbochargers! Sweden! Put them all together and what do you get? SAAB! From building fighter planes in WWII, to making some of the safest cars on the road; SAAB embodies the Swedish can-do spirit and resolve. Join James Pumphrey as he tells you everything you need to know about the Saab”

— Donut Media 

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we could be heros – the Saab 9-3 review

gotta love the david bowie soundtrack at the beginning. and it shows a talladega-900 rolling 250,000…..mine’s rolled 250,000!

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TopGear tribute to SAAB

a “farewell” tribute to SAAB. i just wanted to put the links where i could easily find them. it’s in 2 parts on the TopGear website.

Officially, it’s “Series 18, Episode 5 (2012) –

Part 1

Part 2

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the circus left. and it’s documented in an amazing and very impressive website. great writing and great visuals.

just for grins, and in keeping with the theme, here’s one of my photos of a clown at the OC Fair…

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lytro 1

lytro 1

clic around in the image to change the focus point. first lytro picture taken outside. got a lot of experimenting to do to figure out best composition for this technology.

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SAAB Rally Cars – Top Gear

this video captures the original soul of SAAB. shows where it all started.

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the day SAAB died

i posted this originally on Dec 19, 2011:

Svenska Aeroplan Aktie Bologet started out as an aircraft manufacturer in 1937, building planes for the Swedish Air Force, and as a car company, ceased to be on Dec 19, 2011

so SAAD.

However, SAAB parts continued on thanks to the Swedish government, and is now know as Orio.

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1960’s saab commercial

“He, I’ve got it!” an old saab commercial…

youtube link here

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