31 January 2012

SOC on Top Gear?


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SOC on Top Gear?


Not quite true but some of our member's cars will feature in a film covering the history of Saab later in the current series.


We were not able to make this public until the series started last night due to agreements that we had with the Top Gear team.


Following the their approach to us a few weeks back we have now supplied almost all of the cars for 2 days of location filming. However, although some of us were present even we do not know the full content of the film so it will be a bit of a surprise to all of us. It will, we are sure, contain some of the normal Top Gear humour so we don't all expect to escape unscathed! We are assured that, overall, Saab will come out looking good.


Sorry but we are still not in a position to list all of the actual cars but I can tell you that they cover over 50 years of Saab production. You may already have seen two or three of the cars in the trailer at the start of the show, including my 9-5.


We do not know for sure when the Saab film will feature but our friends in Top Gear have indicated that it will be mid to end of February. Even they do not know yet as they tweak each episode right up to a few days before filming the show.


This was a great opportunity for our Club and some of our members to be involved in such an exciting and long awaited project. Although it has been an enormous amount of work there have been few opportunities for such a level of publicity for both the Club and the Saab brand.


I will post updates here as I hear more from them.




Mike Philpott


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