A little while ago, I wrote about two stories that were published on a blog called Famosity. The blog is written by a woman who I’d guess is in her 50′s now and these two stories cover the early years of her courtship and married life, with a particular focus on the car that she and her husband owned – a 1969 Saab Sonett.
I raved about these stories at the time and I hope you checked them out. If you haven’t, then I urge you to do so as they make for some great reading.
If you have read them, then I’m pleased to report that part III of the story has been written and the tale completed. You won’t believe the ending!
A Saab Story, part III: Recapturing Our Lost Youth
Here’s an interesting one….
This story has been written about a company in the UK that makes catalytic converters, etc. It’s not of much interest to me, really, but the part in bold type certainly tweaked my antennae:
IAN is revving up a shiny blue Jialing motorbike — the brand of choice for weaving between the traffic on Shanghai’s clogged thoroughfares.
Thousands of miles from home, it won’t be travelling much further. Bolted on to a bracket, the bike’s engine turns over smoothly as it sits in a warehouse in Hertfordshire opposite a silver Zafira, two black VW Golfs and, in pride of place, a Bentley Continental convertible.
Round the corner, a cream four-wheel-drive Saab is being put through its paces by a robot driver in a fridge cooled to precisely -20C.
Somehow I don’t think they’re doing cold-weather simulation tests on a 9-7x, do you???
Interesting stuff, indeed.
I’ve featured Kaylan’s car on here several times and I’m sure a number of you are familiar with her work.
She’s now gone big-time with a video of her Turbo-X experience being shown on the GM Next site.
I think the correct phrase is You go, girl!!
There’s a short story to accompany/intro the video as well. It’s more than a little ironic that they highlight the Turbo X Driving Academy sessions (where the video was shot) given that the Aero Academy has only got one more full day left as part of the SaabUSA program.