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: The "Official" Beauty-Shot Thread:*dial-up warning


CleveSaab
25-07-03, 07:01 PM
First off, let me say this is not an OFFICIAL SaabCentral post (whatever that would be). Many forums I visit people make OFFICIAL threads all the time. Like the "OFFICIAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER THREAD". That is why it's in quotes, it's not a SaabCentral sanctioned thread.
In fact, I did this once long before I was a moderator, HERE. (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9196)

Had to say that because now that I'm a Mod, I don't want people to think this is somehow a truly OFFICIAL thread.

OK, ANYWAY, here's the idea. Get a picture of your car, kind of 'arty' if possible, and post it here. There's a catch, though. There has to be something in the background that shows a landmark, or something unique about where you live.
Kind of a combo 'show off' thread and a 'where do you live' thread. So, if you live in a one stoplight town, get a shot of that light. Hahaha
If you don't use the SC attachment feature, and use your own webspace, please keep pictures no larger than 640x480 resolution in respect for those on 56K modems.

Sound like a good thread??? I think so!

Allow me to start. Cleveland is the land o' bridges. We have 100's of them here. This is an old trestle bridge that spans the Cuyahoga River. This is actually right by the part of the river that caught on fire many years ago and sparked the Clean Water Act of 1977. I love how the sparkle turned out on my car (which looks even better on the not resized pic).
Mom-in-law just waxed it with Nu-Finish.

http://pfalcon.org/Beautyshot.jpg

Now get out there and get some snaps!! :D

900t
26-07-03, 12:13 AM
hey cleve, what's with those parts-store hubcaps??

CleveSaab
26-07-03, 12:38 AM
OMG is it THAT obvious??
Actually a K-Mart hubcap set. :oops:
I couldn't stand looking at my beat up Saab ones anymore, and these were cheap.

They're just temps. Looking to score some in Hershey if I'm able to attned the event.

BurnsSide42
26-07-03, 01:17 AM
yeah, i was gonna say something about those HQ caps...but i was being controlled...but u need some real rims on that, ditch the caps and get some Turbo rims atleast....

DeLorean
26-07-03, 01:45 AM
The $9.99 "special purchase" hub caps... I can spot em a mile away. I think you need a set of "real" saab hub caps for that. maybe some from an older base model 900. they are actually quite nice for hub caps. most people don't notice the fact that they ARE hub caps till they take a very close look. But I MUST say... better to have the steel rims showing then the K-mart caps

CleveSaab
26-07-03, 12:46 PM
I talked to someone that went to the last Saab convention and he said you could buy rims there, dirt cheap. So that might be the plan.

I did buy some hubcap spray paint, so I'm going to try to paint my old ones here someday.

You do get what you pay for. Those caps were like $18. They make a creaky noise occasionally. :roll:

ragtopcav
26-07-03, 05:59 PM
Cleve' pay the shipping [this offer is strictly for Clevesaab, Moderator for Saabcentral] and you can have the factory alloys off my '94se [perfect they ain't], they are currently in a stack in my backyard.
I read the abuse you recieved and thought to myself those guys are being unfair! I was going to put them on UK Ebay, but if shipping is cost effective they're yours.

CleveSaab
26-07-03, 09:44 PM
:o
Ragtop = PM'ed....


We have plenty of nice girls here, Piece.

jnorris
27-07-03, 12:22 PM
Hardly a 'beauty shot' but there aren't too many landmarks in my part of town. This is the stadium of the local football/soccer team and is probably the area's best known 'asset' - it's a bit faceless but can any devoted footie fans recognise it?? (btw that sign says North Stand if you can't see it).

NSE
27-07-03, 12:34 PM
I love showing off my Saab, even if it is still bone stock. :)
I wish I get a photo with the mountains in the background but she's not on the road yet. I just bought her a few weeks ago and she needs a bit of work.

Anyways, here is photo in front of the apartment building where I bought her.

jeronimo
27-07-03, 05:38 PM
Hmm. Is that your caravan at the edge of the pic?? :nono; :roll: :cheesy:

ragtopcav
27-07-03, 05:42 PM
Matt wrote:We don't have many landmarks around my way so this'll have to do

Matt

What about Sketchley Dye Works? 8)

Is that an Eccles Amythyst just on the right of the shot?

Munki
27-07-03, 05:44 PM
Is that an Eccles Amythyst just on the right of the shot?
Anorak alert.. :! :cheesy:

mattfaulks
27-07-03, 06:25 PM
Well the dye works is obviously the main tourist attraction of Hinckley now that the old Fludes building has been (half) pulled down :lol:

And yes its a caravan (An Avon no less), but its not mine (honest gov :wink:) you'd be more worried if you could see the horse box parked next to it :lol:

Matt

ThaBrkrs349
28-07-03, 02:09 AM
I can't wait to post a few! We'll have some Times Square, Empire State Building, and Wall Street shots last this week of my car!

Also, Independance Hall in Philadelphia. Maybe a beach shot as well!

escalator guru
28-07-03, 02:13 AM
i drove by uncle sam's house in greenfield, NH last night out of sheer boredom, then realized that had the car not been falling apart it would have made a wonderful beauty shot.


do MS Paint pictures count?

Ben
03-08-03, 05:40 PM
Thought I`d bring this thread back to life :)

A friend and myself drove the Saabs to the coast today not far from where I live.
Anyway; here are the photos; sorry about the size... I really should upload the originals to some webspace somewhere.

Ben

TFatC
03-08-03, 06:48 PM
Ben - is that Johnshaven or Gourdon by any chance?

Drop by the workshop (Newtonhill) sometime and I will make you a coffee! You can also see my 95 stroker, 99t and 900 T16 which are all there if you are as sad as me and like looking at Saabs.... :oops:

Ben
04-08-03, 02:34 PM
Hi TFatC,
Its actually the coastline by Macduff! As you head to (the now closed) open air swimming pool at Tarlair.

Might just pop by to see your Saabs if I`m over that way some time.
But first I have to fix the steering in my 900 which has suddenly decided to make driving more "interesting" :o


Ben

DeLorean
04-08-03, 05:07 PM
Here is one of when I first got the SPG

CleveSaab
02-10-03, 05:26 PM
I can't wait to post a few!


Stiiiiilllllll waiting! :roll:
:cheesy: :cheesy:

bassist5
02-10-03, 07:00 PM
Is it legal to post a picture of someone else's car? If so, I may have a good one (Well, I think it's good, at least..). It's a picture of the old 900 I was going to buy.

CleveSaab
02-10-03, 07:04 PM
Well, we won't yell at ya'. ;)
My idea was to get folks to take thier car out and get some pics in front of cool landmark-type stuff. Maybe even stuff that could be used as wallpaper by other folks.
But;
the thread is pretty much dead at this point, so anything will work. hehehe ;)

bassist5
02-10-03, 07:07 PM
Well.. I shall try to scan it over the weekend, and if I can, I'll post it. I can't get it by a landmark, because 1) It isn't mine, so I can't move it, and 2) even if it was, it doesn't run. I'm still not giving up on getting it.. reguardless of what my dad says :D

SaabScott
02-10-03, 09:34 PM
Not much of a land mark, but I see this view every day when I leave the house (except that my car is in my driveway).


And Cleve, a thread is never really dead ... they just take a break for a while ... :wink:

garry
03-10-03, 06:06 AM
Highlands

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/design_jon/SAAB/04.jpg

Mark P
03-10-03, 06:13 AM
Cracking picture that! 8)

Munki
03-10-03, 06:50 AM
Cracking picture that! 8)
Yeah, nice car too! :D

SaabScott
03-10-03, 07:36 AM
Cracking picture that! 8)
Yeah, nice car too! :D

It's too bad that this comment is going to stoke someones ego a little more, but ...


That would make very nice wallpaper! :wink:

mikej
03-10-03, 08:08 AM
Cracking picture that! 8)
Yeah, nice car too! :D

It's too bad that this comment is going to stoke someones ego a little more, but ...


That would make very nice wallpaper! :wink:

My room is 11 foot by 12 foot and 9 foot high how many rolls would i need :cheesy:

john-w
03-10-03, 08:46 AM
Cracking picture that! 8)
Yeah, nice car too! :D

It's too bad that this comment is going to stoke someones ego a little more, but ...


That would make very nice wallpaper! :wink:

My room is 11 foot by 12 foot and 9 foot high how many rolls would i need :cheesy:

Try here.... http://www.improvenet.com/projecttools/calc/wallpaper.html#

:wink: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:

Munki
03-10-03, 08:49 AM
My room is 11 foot by 12 foot and 9 foot high how many rolls would i need :cheesy:
That would all depend on the resolution that you have your room set at :wink:

CleveSaab
03-10-03, 09:59 AM
That would all depend on the resolution that you have your room set at :wink:


http://pfalcon.org/rofldead.gif

'Tis a nice pic.

Can't get any new 93-ss owners to post in here. Guess thewy aren't lounge lizards!!

mikej
03-10-03, 10:20 AM
Cleve

I would post but theres not much point posting the one i've got cause it will be exchanged for an 04 93ss in 6 weeks.

Will that make me the first 93ss owner to change one for a new on again?

PunktKruger
03-10-03, 11:04 AM
http://punktkruger.home.comcast.net/right.jpg

SaabScott
03-10-03, 11:31 AM
Another candidate for the "nice wallpaper" category ...

Maybe there should be a spot on this site where users can post their own pics that other users can then download ...
Anyone else agree?

TwoSwedes
03-10-03, 11:37 AM
my fav SS pic so far...
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3db00b3127cce8838588b93190000001610

PunktKruger
03-10-03, 11:37 AM
Another candidate for the "nice wallpaper" category ...

Maybe there should be a spot on this site where users can post their own pics that other users can then download ...
Anyone else agree?
There's this:

http://www.saabcentral.com/gallery/index.php

heavy_t
03-10-03, 11:42 AM
And this :D

http://www.saabcentral.com/trivia/saab_wallpaper.php

Some of the featured wallpapers' are users cars or are from meets.

PunktKruger
03-10-03, 11:49 AM
Yeah, well, there's that too. :P

JohnA
03-10-03, 03:03 PM
This is my atempt at arty!
Call it SaabGate. :roll:

greenphotos
03-10-03, 04:01 PM
This is taken at the end of my road.

It is the Basingstoke Canal
- that doesn't run through Basingstoke any more :roll:




http://home.btconnect.com/greenphotos/SaabBeautyShot.jpg
A bit under exposed maybe :oops:

Mark
:cheesy:

Holmberg
03-10-03, 04:23 PM
Saab Finlandia in the land of a thousand lakes.

Stuart
03-10-03, 05:19 PM
Saab Finlandia in the land of a thousand lakes.

Are those fishing rods attached to your rear wings? :lol:

CleveSaab
03-10-03, 05:32 PM
Wow, now we're getting some nice shots.
*thumbsup!

WASAAB
03-10-03, 06:35 PM
Wow, now we're getting some nice shots.
*thumbsup!hahaha..make it Two Thumbs up :! :cheesy:

CleveSaab
03-10-03, 06:44 PM
OK, so I finally did it. This is THE picture I had in my mind when I started this thread.
I call this "White on White"! :)

My car at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum.


http://pfalcon.org/whiteonwhite.jpg

Diggs
03-10-03, 08:24 PM
That would all depend on the resolution that you have your room set at :wink:


http://pfalcon.org/rofldead.gif

'Tis a nice pic.

Can't get any new 93-ss owners to post in here. Guess thewy aren't lounge lizards!!

I'll see what I can do this weekend. :D

ragtopcav
04-10-03, 05:50 AM
I shan't copy the pic' it's the one Garry took of Munki passing him in Scotland, I've found myself going back just too have another look, It is difficult to explain but the picture captures a fine moment, there something that implies great speed [or better still 'a sense of pace'] even though there may not have been.
manufacturers spend a fortune on advertising people to do things like that and they don't come close.

greenphotos
04-10-03, 08:26 AM
'a sense of pace'] even though there may not have been.

Yea... We believe you...

:wink:

Mark

greenphotos
04-10-03, 09:32 AM
This is the M25 on the way to Tandino's House after the Kodak Meet - Great eh?

http://home.btconnect.com/greenphotos/BillonM25.jpg

Mark
:cheesy:


:::Credit for the Photo rightly goes to my fiancé Karyn.:::

CleveSaab
04-10-03, 11:28 AM
LOL Nice!! Nice looking freeway, too. Where's the potholes?? :cheesy:

MonkeyMan
04-10-03, 02:06 PM
greenphotos --> My god! There's a sign for Tandino's house on that freeway!! How much did he pay to have it put there??? :o :o :lol: :lol:

BEN

greenphotos
04-10-03, 04:46 PM
greenphotos --> My god! There's a sign for Tandino's house on that freeway!! How much did he pay to have it put there??? :o :o :lol: :lol:

BEN

Adobe bought it for him.

Mark
:cheesy:

BurnsSide42
04-10-03, 06:08 PM
OK, so I finally did it. This is THE picture I had in my mind when I started this thread.
I call this "White on White"! :)

My car at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum.


HEY! I've been there :cheesy: Neat place. Nice Car!

ThaBrkrs349
04-10-03, 09:49 PM
Awesome shot Cleve! I was there a few years ago. I can't wait to add some NYC shots to this when I get home for Christmas break from school. After that, I'll take some Tampa Bay shots when I return with my digital camera.

SaabScott
05-10-03, 09:30 PM
OK, so I finally did it. This is THE picture I had in my mind when I started this thread.
I call this "White on White"! :)

My car at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum.



Hey Cleve, isn't that your WIFE'S car???? :wink:

Rhich
05-10-03, 10:07 PM
OK… what the heck, it’s not the best picture in the whole world but this 1986 900 base model has never let me down… pushing the 300K mark…I since have added a turbo wing to the car and all the black trim… but she’s still my little “Putt-Putt” as we call her around my house.
Now for the “back ground image” well how many people can say they have a picture of their car on the test pad at Sikorsky Aircraft (probably going to get shot now)….
Sikorsky is the home of the Presidential helicopter fleet and the preliminary testing facility for the new Comanche helicopters….. so… having your car sitting on the flight field is a …… lets just say by the time you read this I will probably be in big do-do…..

bassist5
06-10-03, 07:18 PM
HOPEFULLY I will figure out how to work my damned scanner today.. hopefully

bassist5
06-10-03, 07:52 PM
"The Attachment/Image must be less than 500 pixels wide and 375 pixels high"


Anyone knows how to fix that? I scanned it and what not but it's apparently too big.

SaabScott
06-10-03, 09:29 PM
"The Attachment/Image must be less than 500 pixels wide and 375 pixels high"


Anyone knows how to fix that? I scanned it and what not but it's apparently too big.

You need to resize it to fit those dimensions ...
(MSN or PM me if you need further instructions)

8valvegrowl
06-10-03, 09:39 PM
Here's my beast, parked in front of the world famous "No Parking Sign". Man, it took me years to get there, and the line waiting to park under it was tremendous...

bassist5
06-10-03, 10:03 PM
Here it is- Finally posted. Many thanks to Scott for helping me. It's not my car, but I came really close to buying it. Might still. I guess we'll see how things turn out.

Oliver_u
07-10-03, 11:53 AM
Here's a pic of my 900 8V turbo last winter on a pier in Barcelona, Spain. Enjoy :cheesy:

Q-SAAB
07-10-03, 12:06 PM
Is this arty enough, Cleve?

CleveSaab
07-10-03, 12:14 PM
Hey Cleve, isn't that your WIFE'S car???? :wink:

Pa-tay-to
Pa-tah-toe
Semantics, my dear boy. ;)

Excellent, Q. 8)

mikej
07-10-03, 12:43 PM
OK Cleve here's mine, well for now.

SaabScott
07-10-03, 02:37 PM
Very nice Mikej ... very nice!




Hey Cleve, isn't that your WIFE'S car???? :wink:

Pa-tay-to
Pa-tah-toe
Semantics, my dear boy. ;)

Excellent, Q. 8)

Cleve ... I'm quite sure that Mrs. Cleve may not agree with your assessment of the situation ...
Afterall, this is a lady who actually looks after her car ... (unlike some wives whose names will not be mentioned :wink: ).

For a small fee, you just might be able to buy my silence! :cheesy:

BurnsSide42
07-10-03, 02:56 PM
Not sure if this guy's car belongs to anyone here, but i felt it belonged here on this post.

http://www.saabactive.net/gallery/randy%202.gif

I found it here: http://www.saabactive.net/gallery/randy's%20aero%20conv.

So whomever this RANDY is, there's his beautiful CONV. AERO

jnorris
07-10-03, 04:54 PM
What an 'unusual' colour - don't think I've seen a Saab in metallic brown before.

SaabScott
07-10-03, 05:06 PM
What an 'unusual' colour - don't think I've seen a Saab in metallic brown before.

Regardless of the colour, I have to agree with BurnSide42 that it is one NICE looking car ... especially given its age ...

BurnsSide42
07-10-03, 07:05 PM
What an 'unusual' colour - don't think I've seen a Saab in metallic brown before.

It's a neat color that works well. I think VW used it in the 70's and called it Panama Brown (no metalic factor then)

bassist5
07-10-03, 07:08 PM
8valvegrowl.. That is a damn nice car! What year is it?

Halcyon
07-10-03, 07:14 PM
Apologies for the size:
http://www.nimbus.plus.com/images/swmeet/1280x962.jpg

And

http://www.nimbus.plus.com/images/2cars1.jpg

Both photos taken by me :D

Blaque_Out
07-10-03, 10:39 PM
http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/7/web/415000-415999/415876_10_full.jpg

http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/7/web/415000-415999/415876_14_full.jpg

http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/7/web/415000-415999/415876_7_full.jpg

8valvegrowl
07-10-03, 10:58 PM
bassist5 Posted: Wed Oct 08,

8valvegrowl.. That is a damn nice car! What year is it?



Why thank you! It's nothing special, it's an '87 8 valve 4 -door 5 - speed with 188,596 on the clock. The only thing I've added were the Hella 500 driving lamps, and I painted the steel wheels with Massey-Ferguson Dark Silver. The wheels came out pretty nice looking I thought.

bassist5
07-10-03, 11:01 PM
I love the driving lamps and the roof rack. That's exactly what my dream C900 would look like, except with diff. wheels, and I like the pre. facelifts better.

8valvegrowl
07-10-03, 11:06 PM
I like the pre-facelift cars too...the rack is most useful for my bike and snowboard...don't know what I'd do w/o it.

Hey, Halcyon is that poo by your rear wheel???

CleveSaab
07-10-03, 11:43 PM
Hey, Halcyon is that poo by your rear wheel???


Actually, I just made that my wallpaper....unless of course, that really is poo!?!?!?!?! :o Then I'll need to change it. ;)

8valvegrowl
08-10-03, 01:01 AM
LOL! I made it my wallpaper too....poo and all

Halcyon
08-10-03, 05:09 PM
It is finest Exmoor sheep's poo no less!!

The car actually belongs to Paco, the rest are parked here:
http://www.nimbus.plus.com/images/swmeet/warren.jpg

PunktKruger
08-10-03, 05:16 PM
Great pic Halcyon. :)

Halcyon
08-10-03, 05:30 PM
Great pic Halcyon. :)

Thankyou! Enlargements availiable on request :cheesy:

PunktKruger
08-10-03, 05:35 PM
Thanks, but like the others I've already made the big one my new desktop. ;)

Saab Fan
19-11-03, 07:58 PM
man on man, saturday(if theres no rain, but overcast) i'll get some nice pics of a ng900 and a vw corrado on here.... :cheesy:

garry
19-11-03, 09:15 PM
92 t16s in the Scottish Borders

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/design_jon/SAAB/side.jpg

Vermont Saab
19-11-03, 09:21 PM
Why thank you! It's nothing special, it's an '87 8 valve 4 -door 5 - speed with 188,596 on the clock. The only thing I've added were the Hella 500 driving lamps, and I painted the steel wheels with Massey-Ferguson Dark Silver. The wheels came out pretty nice looking I thought.

I thought I was the only person that used Massey-Ferguson paint for more than tractors!!! :roll: I love the "silver mist" color, it kicks @ss!

mikej
20-11-03, 06:26 AM
My new 93ss which looks the same as the old one :roll: except the head light washers

http://www.saabcentral.com/~mikej/car.jpg

CleveSaab
08-06-04, 05:58 PM
Ok so you are NOT supposed to bump old threads for no reason.
Here's the reason: We have a ton of new users here since this thread faded away......


8)

(Or should we just start a new one since MANY pics are missing now????)

garry
08-06-04, 06:11 PM
just chop out all the dead stuff and rename the thread Cleve. :wink:

yfs87
08-06-04, 06:17 PM
here is mine with my house about 20 feet away...and the famous C&D (chesapeake and delaware) canal in the background - third busiest canal in the world if i remember correctly :)

anyway here she is

-wyeth

garry
08-06-04, 06:40 PM
Caught a pic of a rainbow from our window last week.


http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/design_jon/SAAB/rainbow.jpg

CleveSaab
08-06-04, 07:17 PM
Good idea. I'll prune out the dead pics.

Awesome shot Garry!!

benfica09
08-06-04, 07:18 PM
i've got a couple.


http://images3.fotki.com/v36/photos/8/87136/336249/angleshot-vi.jpg

http://images3.fotki.com/v33/photos/8/87136/336249/side-vi.jpg

http://images3.fotki.com/v32/photos/8/87136/336249/bwground-vi.jpg

http://images3.fotki.com/v33/photos/8/87136/336249/sundown-vi.jpg

CleveSaab
08-06-04, 07:29 PM
Nice. Izzat a rolley coaster in the background of shot 2???
Or a bridge?


//Apologies to anyone whose posts were deleted. Had to clean it up and 15 posts with HERE'S MY CAR an no pics kind of sucks. ;) //

Mattlach
08-06-04, 07:33 PM
Oh God.

This thread is making me wish I had a camera.

Believe it or not, but I am 24 years old and I have never owned a camera in my life.

I just never really cared for pictures all that much...

SaabScott
08-06-04, 07:35 PM
Holy smokes!
Those are some incredible pics! 8)

Is there somewhere we might post the full size pics for downloading? :cheesy:

I love that rainbow in the background! :lol:

CleveSaab
08-06-04, 07:38 PM
Get one of those disposable digi-cams Mattlach. ;)
I'm sure a PM to the owner would get you a full-size one... ;)

craigdeluxe
08-06-04, 07:44 PM
maybe not a beauty shot but a racetrack paddock is beauty to some

yfs87
08-06-04, 08:58 PM
nice nice nice :-)

Mattlach
08-06-04, 09:02 PM
Get one of those disposable digi-cams Mattlach. ;)

Haha I did some googling and a Nikon Coolpix 2200 for $134 seems like a pretty good buy...

Anyone know if this is a decent camera?

--Matt

lionsgraphics
08-06-04, 09:02 PM
i should take a pic of it next to portland head, that would be awesome. should do it this summer.

SaabScott
08-06-04, 09:33 PM
Get one of those disposable digi-cams Mattlach. ;)

Haha I did some googling and a Nikon Coolpix 2200 for $134 seems like a pretty good buy...

Anyone know if this is a decent camera?

--Matt

It is a decent camera ... and you can get some good shots with a 2.1 mp digicam.
The price sounds good too.

Check here for reviews. (http://www.dpreview.com/)

Cuba
08-06-04, 09:55 PM
It's not my 9000t, but I'm making it go sideways in some genuine Aussie dust :cheesy:
http://gallery.cybertarp.com/albums/userpics/15898/9000%20sideways.jpg

Tomoose
08-06-04, 09:58 PM
My ride in the Parking Lot of Clarkson University

http://www.cdsaabs.org/tom02.jpg

Capital District SAAB Enthusiasts (http://www.cdsaabs.org)

-Tom

Cuba
08-06-04, 10:00 PM
I like it when cars go sideways, even when they aren't Saabs.
http://gallery.cybertarp.com/albums/userpics/15898/75_87_snow.jpg
Alfa 75

92-Vert
08-06-04, 10:24 PM
Some Pics that I took over Memorial Day Weekend on Roosevelt Island.

Saba
09-06-04, 09:14 AM
Here's mine looking out over the Indian Ocean. :wink:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mmo/images/indianocean.jpg

CleveSaab
09-06-04, 10:08 AM
Holy ******* **** that is GORGEOUS Saba!! :o
I have a new favorite in this thread!!!
Email me the full size one???

The C900 in NYC is sweet, to0. Keep up the good work! Turning into an AWESOME thread!

Automaggot
09-06-04, 10:29 AM
Sorry for the size:

http://home.maine.rr.com/automaggot/images/saabfam.jpg

bassist5
09-06-04, 11:01 AM
Wait until... Friday morning at the latest, and I will post pics of my new car :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:

(Well, someone else will have to, cause I can't.. :oops: )

bassist5
09-06-04, 11:13 AM
on a totally unrelated note, methinks we should make this a sticky so all the newcomers (or anyone else, for that matter) know where to post pics.

Naranto
09-06-04, 12:01 PM
My 99T during a magazine photo-shoot at Bruntingthorpe Airfield - an old US airbase.

http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saa.jpg

bassist5
09-06-04, 12:03 PM
OH MY GOD!! A Fiat Uno.. Wait.. where are you?

I came really close to having my grandparents' '92 Uno imported here.. that would have been so cool.. the only Uno in Utah, probably :cheesy:

Stefano
09-06-04, 12:24 PM
A Fiat Uno!??! Why would you do such a nasty thing? I would not have a Uno in the States even if they paied me. If you think American cars feel cheap and unrefined, get in a Uno first.

So cool? maybe, as long as you don't met an European that knows what car it is, and you can spot him because he's laughing at your car....

Probably the most sold car ever in Italy, though.

Be sure to import also a couple of parts car with it, since the avaibility of parts and the absolute need for them......

bassist5
09-06-04, 12:29 PM
Haha, I dunno. I like cars like that, mostly cause I grew up around 'em I guess.

ZARS
09-06-04, 12:37 PM
My 99T during a magazine photo-shoot at Bruntingthorpe Airfield - an old US airbase.

http://www.hawkshead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saa.jpg

I remember seeing that article but cannot recall which magazine it was. Did'nt have a chance to read it through (mostly looked at the pics :roll: ). There were some other cars too were'nt there :-?? If anyone has a copy would'nt mind having a read :D

Stefano
09-06-04, 12:49 PM
Haha, I dunno. I like cars like that, mostly cause I grew up around 'em I guess.


Probably when I was 16 I thought it would have been sooo cool to have in Italy an American car, any car I mean, even a Lumina or a Taunus. Anything that wasn't officially sold in Italy, or even better had an exciting name, was soo cool to me.

Now that I'm 24 I can recognise better good cars from less good ones.

bassist5
09-06-04, 12:54 PM
I've been into cars like that my whole life..

Stefano
09-06-04, 12:56 PM
Well maybe not enough to understand how poor the Uno is!!! :cheesy:



j/k

bassist5
09-06-04, 12:59 PM
Well maybe not enough to understand how poor the Uno is!!! :cheesy:



j/k

Heh, don't get me wrong, I know they're not the most sophisticated car ever, but I like 'em. My grandpa beat the hell out of his Uno and it's still going strong, it's never had any major problems. I hate driving it cause it doesn't have power steering and in the morning it's a ***** to start it, but I dunno, I still like it.

Saabian
09-06-04, 03:50 PM
A few of my cars:

Unfortunately none of these show my tinted tail-lights or my European plate.

-Ian

Jebross
09-06-04, 04:30 PM
Nice pictures all... I got all excited when I read the post that started this thread, then I realized that some people don't read much. The text below is from the post that started the thread:
OK, ANYWAY, here's the idea. Get a picture of your car, kind of 'arty' if possible, and post it here. There's a catch, though. There has to be something in the background that shows a landmark, or something unique about where you live.
Kind of a combo 'show off' thread and a 'where do you live' thread. So, if you live in a one stoplight town, get a shot of that light. Hahaha
Kudos to all that filled both criteria! Great thread idea CleveSaab - finally something that has motivated me to get a digital camera!

sjhudon
09-06-04, 04:39 PM
Ok how is this one...that's the pacific (or at least an inlet of it) and san diego


http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/a000_0016.jpg

Jezzadee
09-06-04, 04:39 PM
Another excuse to post a pic of my car... Taken at Southwold harbour, Suffolk.

bassist5
09-06-04, 04:41 PM
sjhudon, nice!!

trexturk
09-06-04, 06:33 PM
Heres a picture of my ride at a park.
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v290/trexturk/newsaab7.jpg

CleveSaab
09-06-04, 07:14 PM
Kudos to all that filled both criteria! Great thread idea CleveSaab - finally something that has motivated me to get a digital camera!

Yea SAABIAN...your backyard hardly fits the criteria. :nono;
;)
Nice cars, though. :cheesy:

(Hate to single you out but your the last one that did it wrong).

SaabScott
09-06-04, 09:09 PM
Holy ******* **** that is GORGEOUS Saba!! :o
I have a new favorite in this thread!!!
Email me the full size one???

The C900 in NYC is sweet, to0. Keep up the good work! Turning into an AWESOME thread!


OK ... here is the deal ... I don't like this thread!
Not at all! :nono;

First off, these cars all just look too darn good! :evil:
Secondly, they are way too artistic! :(


It's no fair! :cry:




:wink: :cheesy:
Great work guys!
Don't be suprised if you get some PM's looking for full sized shots!

Saabian
09-06-04, 10:00 PM
Yea SAABIAN...your backyard hardly fits the criteria. :nono;
;)


Well crucify me then. I didn't read the whole post. Besides, I don't have a digital camera, so I had to use existing pictures.

-Ian

CleveSaab
10-06-04, 10:24 AM
Consider yourself crucified. ;)
That is EXACTLY the reason I posted the criteria that I did. I want people to go out and get NEW pictures of thier cars....not the same old sorry a** pictures from thier hard drives that they took two years ago and that we all have seen 20 times in 10 different threads.
"I have no camera" is exactly ZERO excuse in todays age of $10 disposable cameras or $15 disposable digital cameras.
I still haven't posted a beauty shot for my 1999 9-3 ...although I have plenty of pictures, but does anyone really want to see my car in my driveway???
:roll: No. I will go out of my way to get a good shot...

Directed @ all of you that posted pics of your car in the driveway/backyard.

(No I am not upset about this...don't read that tone in my post, please).

solid155
10-06-04, 10:57 AM
SBC PARK Home of the SF Giants Baseball Team:

http://img51.photobucket.com/albums/v155/echelon153/93VECTOR/SBCPark.jpg



Bay Bridge (SF/Oakland, CA. USA)

http://img51.photobucket.com/albums/v155/echelon153/93VECTOR/SFBayBridge.jpg

CleveSaab
10-06-04, 12:04 PM
THAT'S what I'm talking about. The SS guys are good at this. hehehe

I'd have loved to been there when you laid on the ground to get the SBC Park photo. hahahaha
:lol:

Saba
10-06-04, 12:05 PM
Ok, I'll come clean. This is a photoshop (actually Paintshop Pro). Note the wink in the original post. Unfortunately I don't have a large version.

Here's mine looking out over the Indian Ocean. :wink:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mmo/images/indianocean.jpg

Here are the originals.

http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/images1/srray2.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mmo/images/city3.jpg

But this is ridgy didge (the real McCoy). Took it today. Slight touchup here and there. Removed a few unwanted weeds and license plate. Large image available if anybody wants one.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mmo/images/ocean5.jpg

Munki
10-06-04, 12:07 PM
Hmmm, my next desktop wallpaper I reckon. Can you send a hi-res copy to me please?

Munki@saabcentral.com

rubytwosday321
10-06-04, 03:47 PM
Ok, so it's not too fancy schmancy, but here's Ol' Bessie against the Green Mountains when we stopped to take pics at the 200K mile mark.

http://img7.photobucket.com/albums/v21/rubytwosday321/2004_0610Image0015.jpg

~Stef

microcat36
10-06-04, 04:47 PM
:roll:

Stefano
10-06-04, 04:58 PM
:roll:

Microcat36, read the first post in this thread and the previous posts here in this very page, if you don't want the terrible Clevesaab's rage lay on you! :cheesy:

brunp
10-06-04, 05:02 PM
My car in the foreground with the Thousand Islands on Lake Ontario in the background.

http://www.pbrun.net/cars/saab_photo1.jpg

CleveSaab
10-06-04, 05:06 PM
I think I'll just start deleting any pics of cars in driveways/backyards! :D

MWAHAHAHAHAHA

microcat36
10-06-04, 05:31 PM
Stefano, Picture from strathclyde park on the last scottish meet ,just edited to show my own car :roll:
see
http://www.microcat.org.uk/Picture-2.jpg

Stefano
10-06-04, 05:39 PM
It's not me that you have to please MC36, it's the mighty Clevesaab! :cheesy:

Just refer to him for quality standards.


As I understand it, this should be a thread just for pics that would look good as somebody's computer wallpaper (great idea BTW), it's not the "show us your car" thread. So, as I would have never though about using one of the two pics you posted earlier as wallpaper on my PC, the last one you posted seems to mach a bit better the criterias.


Which one is yours BTW?

microcat36
10-06-04, 05:45 PM
done

Saabian
10-06-04, 07:44 PM
Consider yourself crucified. ;)
That is EXACTLY the reason I posted the criteria that I did. I want people to go out and get NEW pictures of thier cars....not the same old sorry a** pictures from thier hard drives that they took two years ago and that we all have seen 20 times in 10 different threads.
"I have no camera" is exactly ZERO excuse in todays age of $10 disposable cameras or $15 disposable digital cameras.
I still haven't posted a beauty shot for my 1999 9-3 ...although I have plenty of pictures, but does anyone really want to see my car in my driveway???
:roll: No. I will go out of my way to get a good shot...

Directed @ all of you that posted pics of your car in the driveway/backyard.

(No I am not upset about this...don't read that tone in my post, please).



(No I am not upset about this...don't read that tone in my post, please).

I am anyway.

So delete my post then. SO SORRY to take up all that valuable space with my cr@p. Also sorry that I'm illiterate and didn't read the whole post and did that as a spur of the moment thing. (In fact, I think I will refuse my diploma tomorrow because of it.) I feel so ashamed that I didn't run out to my car that was parked in my hideously embarassing looking driveway, and go to the nearest Wal*Mart, to spend more of the money that I need for gas, to buy a disposable camera so that I could take a special picture just for this. Of course why not go all out? I could have just gotten some top of the line 35mm Kodak film and taken out my old Pentax K-1000 with the telephoto lens, driven to the beach, taken 36 shots of my car, and gotten it all developed at the 1-hour and then scan them all and post them. But, I think it's taken up more space to argue about it than to let it go. Therefore, I'll leave it at that.

-Ian

microcat36
11-06-04, 04:14 AM
Eloquently written Ian.

ragtopcav
11-06-04, 05:48 AM
I feel so ashamed that I didn't run out to my car that was parked in my hideously embarassing looking driveway, and go to the nearest Wal*Mart, to spend more of the money that I need for gas, to buy a disposable camera so that I could take a special picture just for this. Of course why not go all out? I could have just gotten some top of the line 35mm Kodak film and taken out my old Pentax K-1000 with the telephoto lens, driven to the beach, taken 36 shots of my car, and gotten it all developed at the 1-hour and then scan them all and post them. Shame you haven't, it could have looked real sweet.

Naranto
11-06-04, 06:13 AM
remember seeing that article but cannot recall which magazine it was. Did'nt have a chance to read it through (mostly looked at the pics ). There were some other cars too were'nt there...

Retro Cars - April 04 issue. Don't really want to swamp this subject with other makes, so here's a link if you are interested.

Despite what you say about the Uno Turbo, it was (I think) the most fun car there, as it looked totally ordinary :lol:
http://www.saabscene.co.uk/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/4/198.html

Rhino2.3t
11-06-04, 07:22 AM
ooooh just had a quick flick through (no mean feat on dialup) .. it's the first car i've ever bought that comes with arty wallpaper as standard :cheesy: (even with added sheep poo) :wink: hmm i wonder how many desktops its on??

CleveSaab
11-06-04, 11:43 AM
I am anyway.

:o
:roll:
Agreed Sijuhdon.

/Deleted my reply to Saabian/



Continue posting photos! :D

sjhudon
11-06-04, 12:14 PM
Can't we just put down our guns and get along...

saab90089
11-06-04, 12:19 PM
Guess this will be mine. Pic has been seen before.
http://www.saabcentral.com/users/saab90089/pics/blackcar.jpg

ian

Paul
11-06-04, 12:42 PM
A couple of shots of my car in the hills of mid-Wales, the weather was as expected.... grey & wet!

driven
11-06-04, 03:13 PM
http://s95348473.onlinehome.us/saab.jpg

my old '85 saab 900S T16. exposure is off, but i still like it.

CleveSaab
11-06-04, 05:02 PM
That is sweet Driven!!

Matthew
11-06-04, 07:15 PM
Not really a "beauty shot" photo, but here's a limp attempt to be arty with a photo of my T16:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/f273/dscf1686.jpg

Matthew
11-06-04, 07:47 PM
A few more.

Taken by the driver :nono; during a convoy during the Blagdon Lakes meet:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2311.jpg

At the same meet. Picture taken across the bonnet of my T16 at the other cars in an arc:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2360.jpg

No Saab in this pic ;) although mine was just behind the camera. Taken shortly after the Blagdon meet... find your own road :cool:
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/lazy_sunday_meet/dscf2370.jpg

JNGold
11-06-04, 10:37 PM
Here's my contribution...Steel Grey ALL THE WAY!!! :cheesy:

http://home.mindspring.com/~gngone/Front-Angle-Driver2.jpg

http://home.mindspring.com/~gngone/Moutain4.JPG

http://home.mindspring.com/~gngone/PICT0318%20(Custom).JPG

KB88900TC
12-06-04, 12:21 PM
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2L3AgZZU6c2

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2L3EgZZU6c3

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2L3IgZZU6c0

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2L3QgZZU6cy

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2IXIf0AjY84

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2L3UgZZU6cz

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2L3cgZZU6cx

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2IXEf0AjY87

Teck_II
12-06-04, 04:29 PM
Pic from Argone National Forest Preserve that I took today.

Saabian
13-06-04, 12:54 AM
Uh oh... I don't know about those pictures you posted KB88900TC, I think I can see the real world in the background. That's a no-no! (he said with sarcasm)


(Just kidding, I don't really care... By the way, I like your fog lamps and great shot with all the stuff in the trunk. Shows of C 900 practicality)

-Ian

KB88900TC
13-06-04, 02:21 AM
Pic from Argone National Forest Preserve that I took today.

Man, that color is badass! Love it. :lol:

Cheers, KB.

KB88900TC
13-06-04, 02:35 AM
[quote="Saabian

I like your fog lamps and great shot with all the stuff in the trunk. Shows of C 900 practicality)

-Ian[/quote]

If I didn't have a sub back there I could get even more stuff in there. On the fogs I love the amber lenses. Something about the color and they help the crappy OEM headlights out at night.

Speaking of C900 practicality, check this out:

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2I3Af24OX87
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2I3Ef24OX86
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2I3If24OX85
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2I3Mf24OX84
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procsserv/F-COHLJu4as2I3Qf24OX8_

These cars are built like tanks. This is actually a small load. I have heavy load springs with the rear raised 1" so I don't rub on the 7.5" rims. I get some great looks at Home Depo. 8)

Cheers, KB.

92-Vert
13-06-04, 02:09 PM
There is just something about all the bridges in NY. I just love them.




In these two shots the Saab never moved. It was parked in the same spot for both pics.

Zed82
13-06-04, 05:57 PM
Hi guys! I´´m a new user fråm Trollhättan, Sweden!

Just bought a 2001 9-3 Turbo Coupe since my 1998 9-3 Turbo was crashed... :cry:

http://hem.bredband.net/fahpul/VitSaab2.jpg

http://hem.bredband.net/fahpul/VitSaab4.jpg

The pics are taken near the Saabfactory! ENJOY! :wink:

Saabian
13-06-04, 05:57 PM
KB, I was pondering putting some cheap used $5 fog lights on my car that I got at a swap-meet because as you say, the headlights suck. (I broke my beautifull Hella 550s) Do you think the amber color helps at all? I was thinking of getting the yellow H3 bulbs. By the way, are those 5 bolt wheels on there?

-Ian

ragtopcav
13-06-04, 06:02 PM
Welcome to Saabcentral Zed82, we don't see many 9-3's in white. Is it a HOT?

Zed82
13-06-04, 06:10 PM
Welcome to Saabcentral Zed82, we don't see many 9-3's in white. Is it a HOT?

Well now it is.... :D

It is an 2.0t Trionic 7 / 150hp but it is tuned by MapTun to approx. 225hp! :wink:

SaabScott
13-06-04, 08:01 PM
Welcome to Saabcentral Zed82, we don't see many 9-3's in white. Is it a HOT?

Well now it is.... :D

It is an 2.0t Trionic 7 / 150hp but it is tuned by MapTun to approx. 225hp! :wink:


Very nice Zed82! :cheesy:

That car is HOT in more ways than one! 8)

bassist5
13-06-04, 08:31 PM
Eh, what's a HOT? :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

CleveSaab
13-06-04, 08:31 PM
HIGH-OUTPUT-TURBO

bassist5
13-06-04, 08:55 PM
HOT damn..

Really nice pics Zed, btw.

Ken
14-06-04, 07:25 AM
this is a beautiful shot to me!

These three are all mine 8)

SaabScott
14-06-04, 07:23 PM
this is a beautiful shot to me!

These three are all mine 8)


Only one per driver now! :nono;

You'll have to turn at least one over to someone else! :cheesy:

bassist5
14-06-04, 08:13 PM
this is a beautiful shot to me!

These three are all mine 8)


Only one per driver now! :nono;

You'll have to turn at least one over to someone else! :cheesy:

Methinks Scott is right.. I've got dibs on the 99! Lol, j/k.

How old's each one, Ken?

KB88900TC
14-06-04, 09:11 PM
KB, I was pondering putting some cheap used $5 fog lights on my car that I got at a swap-meet because as you say, the headlights suck. (I broke my beautifull Hella 550s) Do you think the amber color helps at all? I was thinking of getting the yellow H3 bulbs. By the way, are those 5 bolt wheels on there?

-Ian

Hi Ian, I don't know which are brighter, I just like the yellow look of the lenses.

The rims are the RT line from Ronal and are 4 bolt. They also come in 5 bolt.

I have fantasies of putting clear later style headlamps on my C900 so I could get some good road lighting. :lol:

Cheers, KB.

Jebross
14-06-04, 10:22 PM
Nice - Saab & Bridge shots from both New York and Sweden. 8)
Landmarks + wallpaper quality + 2 feats of engineering in one pic!!!

Ken
15-06-04, 04:11 AM
Methinks Scott is right.. I've got dibs on the 99! Lol, j/k.

How old's each one, Ken?


7, 17 & Old Git is 32

jimvt
17-06-04, 09:58 AM
This is my effort, taken in Richmond Park, South West London. I wanted to get an arty shot with close ups of antlered deer right next to the car, but I'm no David Bailey . There are some young deer in the photo though ( I did my best), just about visible.

ragtopcav
27-08-04, 06:33 PM
Never done a link like this before, but here is my 900 V6 beside Coventry's 'old' cathedral, it was burned out to a shell during WW2.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/ragtopcav/Coventrycatherdral02.jpg

That was quite painless, I'm using photobucket btw.

Marks900SE
27-08-04, 08:41 PM
Heres a quick moving shot, not the whole car, but easy on the eyes.

Moving (http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/saab/temp.html)

Mark

trexturk
27-08-04, 09:31 PM
Hey guys, heres a couple pics of my 99 9-3 after i got hte saab catalog kit painted.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/5/web/365000-365999/365909_114_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/5/web/365000-365999/365909_113_full.jpg

Cuba
28-08-04, 08:16 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/cubas/116-1674_IMG.jpg

SaabScott
28-08-04, 09:30 AM
OK ... I'll add a new one of mine ...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/SaabScott/Clay%20polish%20and%20wax/Swaybarmodandcleaning042.jpg

Slowpc
28-08-04, 12:41 PM
Well, not a "true" beauty shot (i need to get batteries and a day off) (dont worry about the Tiby in the back, its my dads.)

http://www.autopia.org/gallery/data/500/16771saabvnxt1.jpg

Jezzadee
28-08-04, 12:50 PM
Mine with new wheels.

rage
28-08-04, 01:07 PM
Picture of my car taken using my phone.

dljpdx
28-08-04, 05:35 PM
1991 900 16v turbo convertible, 93k miles.

Taken en route to the 2004 SOC in Washington State, USA. Oddly, it's the only picture I have of the car, even though I'm digging it quite a bit since purchasing about 2 months ago...

http://www.cheeky.vg/saabconv/dans900.jpg

edit: to add a pic of my other Swede - 1975 Volvo 164e, named "Rosie" by her previous owner. I had her up for sale but haven't returned any of the calls - I guess I don't want to sell that badly...

http://www.cheeky.vg/pics/volvo_bg.jpg

Tweek's Turbos
05-10-04, 10:33 AM
This is my car at Beardsley Castle, just a few miles away. And known for being one of the most haunted sites in North America. :o

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B9%3B%3B6%3B23232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2329%3D%3B%3B% 3A%3D8%3A%3B%3DXROQDF%3E2323649%3B6%3C56%3Bot1lsi

http://www.beardsleecastle.com/beardslee2.htm

ragtopcav
05-10-04, 11:02 AM
Nice pic' Tweek' good to see you've hidden the missing bumper :wink:

green-blood
05-10-04, 11:19 AM
my baby LPT

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/B-M-K/91LPT/saab1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/B-M-K/91LPT/saab4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/B-M-K/91LPT/saabonroad.jpg

Craegkraft
05-10-04, 12:46 PM
that which i have foolishly sold in the search for forced induction bliss

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/schragkraft/Picture_005.jpg

never looked that glossy in sunlight, had it's share of little flaws... but i love the photo. a good one for old time's sake.

Alex_Saab
05-10-04, 03:42 PM
My Viggen

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/654000-654999/654520_46_full.jpg

Cojoroh
05-10-04, 04:54 PM
well, this is the best landscape picture i have of my car...mountains in virginia. ya'll have some nice cars...but i wanna see more of the two blue viggens posted earlier!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Cojoroh/IMG_0657.jpg

dip
05-10-04, 04:56 PM
Cape Breton, NS, Canada. A month ago.

http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/20040824.Saab_9-5_at_Cape_Breton/20040824c.jpg

http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/20040824.Saab_9-5_at_Cape_Breton/20040825b.jpg

1999 9-5 2.3t at 143K km. PPC, Remus, Aero suspension.

92-Vert
05-10-04, 05:37 PM
Just so we don't have too many shot of Saabs in the owners driveway. Let's not loose sight of the original reason of this "Beauty Shot". I personally love to see Saabs shot in their natural habitat.

CleveSaab Wrote:
First off, let me say this is not an OFFICIAL SaabCentral post (whatever that would be). Many forums I visit people make OFFICIAL threads all the time. Like the "OFFICIAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER THREAD". That is why it's in quotes, it's not a SaabCentral sanctioned thread.
In fact, I did this once long before I was a moderator, HERE.

Had to say that because now that I'm a Mod, I don't want people to think this is somehow a truly OFFICIAL thread.

OK, ANYWAY, here's the idea. Get a picture of your car, kind of 'arty' if possible, and post it here. There's a catch, though. There has to be something in the background that shows a landmark, or something unique about where you live.
Kind of a combo 'show off' thread and a 'where do you live' thread. So, if you live in a one stoplight town, get a shot of that light. Hahaha
If you don't use the SC attachment feature, and use your own webspace, please keep pictures no larger than 640x480 resolution in respect for those on 56K modems.

Sound like a good thread??? I think so!

Allow me to start. Cleveland is the land o' bridges. We have 100's of them here. This is an old trestle bridge that spans the Cuyahoga River. This is actually right by the part of the river that caught on fire many years ago and sparked the Clean Water Act of 1977. I love how the sparkle turned out on my car (which looks even better on the not resized pic).
Mom-in-law just waxed it with Nu-Finish.



Now get out there and get some snaps!!

SaabScott
05-10-04, 06:03 PM
This is my car at Beardsley Castle, just a few miles away. And known for being one of the most haunted sites in North America. :o

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B9%3B%3B6%3B23232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2329%3D%3B%3B% 3A%3D8%3A%3B%3DXROQDF%3E2323649%3B6%3C56%3Bot1lsi

http://www.beardsleecastle.com/beardslee2.htm


That's a good pic Tweek, but I thought you had retired the 900 until you could fix it up the way you wanted it ...


btw, how about a high-res version?
You've got my e-mail address. :wink:

Stefano
05-10-04, 06:06 PM
They are awesone, dip. What kind of camera do you have?

dip
05-10-04, 07:07 PM
They are awesone, dip. What kind of camera do you have?
Thanks. The pictures are taken by a cheap 2-megapixel Minolta X20. We have a better camera, but I always carry this little Minolta with me in case I see something interesting along the way ;)

Cuba
05-10-04, 08:10 PM
Just so we don't have too many shot of Saabs in the owners driveway. Let's not loose sight of the original reason of this "Beauty Shot". I personally love to see Saabs shot in their natural habitat.

CleveSaab Wrote:
First off, let me say this is not an OFFICIAL SaabCentral post (whatever that would be). Many forums I visit people make OFFICIAL threads all the time. Like the "OFFICIAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER THREAD". That is why it's in quotes, it's not a SaabCentral sanctioned thread.
In fact, I did this once long before I was a moderator, HERE.

Had to say that because now that I'm a Mod, I don't want people to think this is somehow a truly OFFICIAL thread.

OK, ANYWAY, here's the idea. Get a picture of your car, kind of 'arty' if possible, and post it here. There's a catch, though. There has to be something in the background that shows a landmark, or something unique about where you live.
Kind of a combo 'show off' thread and a 'where do you live' thread. So, if you live in a one stoplight town, get a shot of that light. Hahaha
If you don't use the SC attachment feature, and use your own webspace, please keep pictures no larger than 640x480 resolution in respect for those on 56K modems.

Sound like a good thread??? I think so!

Allow me to start. Cleveland is the land o' bridges. We have 100's of them here. This is an old trestle bridge that spans the Cuyahoga River. This is actually right by the part of the river that caught on fire many years ago and sparked the Clean Water Act of 1977. I love how the sparkle turned out on my car (which looks even better on the not resized pic).
Mom-in-law just waxed it with Nu-Finish.



Now get out there and get some snaps!!

Natural habitat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/cubas/Saab21st.jpg

saab_cruz
05-10-04, 08:20 PM
heres my beauty shot:

i dont have alot of money so this is 'currently' (i say that because i really want to make this car brand new) what it looks like.
http://img86.exs.cx/img86/4758/IMGA0571.jpg

heres the inside, i try to keep it clean.
http://img86.exs.cx/img86/7918/IMGA0572.jpg

sigh.

Stefano
05-10-04, 10:35 PM
They are awesone, dip. What kind of camera do you have?
Thanks. The pictures are taken by a cheap 2-megapixel Minolta X20. We have a better camera, but I always carry this little Minolta with me in case I see something interesting along the way ;)

I had the same camera for a while but the results weren't that good, I returned eventually for a even cheaper Nikon.... :roll:


SaabCruz: I see people keep on posting in this thread without reading the first post! :cheesy:

CleveSaab
06-10-04, 10:15 AM
SaabCruz: I see people keep on posting in this thread without reading the first post! :cheesy:

Don't get me started again. :evil:

:cheesy:

PaulH
06-10-04, 12:42 PM
heres one for ya, took this one when i was planning my run, some great roads around here 8) ...too bad theyre full of idiots :( .

http://24.161.56.145/listpics/listpics.asp?a=dl&ID=426

Paul

Tweek's Turbos
06-10-04, 01:01 PM
I read it Cleve. :cheesy:

Scott, thats my only size..but I will take more. I was on the last bit of battery juice and only got the one. :roll:

abdukted1456
06-10-04, 02:05 PM
I read it Cleve. :cheesy:

Scott, thats my only size..but I will take more. I was on the last bit of battery juice and only got the one. :roll:

you can't see the front bumper in your pic, Tweek. I wonder why that is... :wink:

NineThreer
08-10-04, 07:15 PM
In a perfect world, every driveway would have a Saab. My neighborhood isn't pefect but we've got 4 9-3's on one street. (a lot of interesting vehicles; an S600, a CL55, an S55, XJR vert....The 9-3's probably the most fun though)

92-Vert
08-10-04, 10:26 PM
Driveways Are For Cars not Beauty shots. :evil:

SaabScott
09-10-04, 08:47 AM
In a perfect world, every driveway would have a Saab. My neighborhood isn't pefect but we've got 4 9-3's on one street. (a lot of interesting vehicles; an S600, a CL55, an S55, XJR vert....The 9-3's probably the most fun though)


I'm going to guess that you haven't driven the S55, S660, or the CL55 before ... I would put those way ahead in the fun factor (based on what I have read as I've never driven one either :oops: ).
I'm sure the 9-3 is a better all round, every day car though! :cheesy:

SaabScott
09-10-04, 08:49 AM
Driveways Are For Cars not Beauty shots. :evil:


But when you get a shot like NineThreer's that shows the guy across the road with on ... it certainly is a beautiful thing! :cheesy: :cheesy:

sab aero
09-10-04, 09:18 AM
ok, heres the silver sled (1988 900 Aero) taken at a SCCA winery tour we did down under a while back – combining two of my favourite things, Saabs and wine! :)

she has a few mild tweaks and has won two club concours d'elegances here! ;)

http://saabpics.org:3000/albums/album74/100_0037_IMG.sized.jpg

and taken at a recent british and euro display day...

http://saabpics.org:3000/albums/sab/101_0105_IMG.jpg

three generations of Aeros... 1985 900 aero, my 1988 900 aero and a 2001 900 aero… all three doors and all sweet cars! :)

http://saabpics.org:3000/albums/sab/105_0539_IMG.sized.jpg


enjoy
sab

al aero
09-10-04, 09:59 AM
My car, 1990 900 T16 Aero,
pic taken at Concour earlier this year.

http://www.900aero.com/phpBB2/album_pic.php?pic_id=54

n1np
09-10-04, 06:38 PM
I just got back from Detroit late last night and slept in this morning. For some reason, after the 9 hour drive home, I wanted to go driving. The rented Subaru Outback wagon was uncomfortable because the seats did not fit me and there was too little elbow room. Getting back into the Saab was a relief. I took the long way to town today and remembered to bring my camera. It was cloudy and almost misty, but a great day for driving. The leaves are just beginning to change color, perhaps I can take more pictures in the next few weeks. I am really glad to get back to the mountains.

Route 18 between Covington and Paint Bank:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/n1np/Rt_18REDUX.jpg

North (West Virginia side) of Potts Mountain, Route 311:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/n1np/Potts_Mtn_NorthREDUX.jpg

South (Roanoke side) of Potts Mountain, Route 311:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/n1np/Potts_Mtn_SouthREDUX.jpg


Ben N1NP

92-Vert
09-10-04, 07:19 PM
Now those are some geat beauty shots You gotta love the old "Smokey Mountains"

SaabsRideOn" 8)

N1NP Wrote:I just got back from Detroit late last night and slept in this morning. For some reason, after the 9 hour drive home, I wanted to go driving. The rented Subaru Outback wagon was uncomfortable because the seats did not fit me and there was too little elbow room. Getting back into the Saab was a relief. I took the long way to town today and remembered to bring my camera. It was cloudy and almost misty, but a great day for driving. The leaves are just beginning to change color, perhaps I can take more pictures in the next few weeks. I am really glad to get back to the mountains.

Route 18 between Covington and Paint Bank:


North (West Virginia side) of Potts Mountain, Route 311:


South (Roanoke side) of Potts Mountain, Route 311:

n1np
09-10-04, 07:27 PM
Now those are some geat beauty shots You gotta love the old "Smokey Mountains"


Thanks, but the Smoky Mountains are in Tennessee. This part of the Appalachian range is called the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Ben N1NP

92-Vert
09-10-04, 07:39 PM
Opps! :oops: Sorry :oops:

Ok you gotta love the "Blue Ridge Mountains"

CleveSaab
10-10-04, 10:46 AM
Gotta' love MOUNTAINS, period. ;)

Nice shots. Like the last one best.

serencavalier
10-10-04, 01:13 PM
this is a great idea!
here are mine!
i wish i could add more but i dont have any pix that this forum allows, they are all rather large files! errrr someone help!

MSOEMiller
10-10-04, 10:18 PM
My Visit to Yosemite. Note the way cool Saab Central sticker !

GearHead
10-10-04, 11:09 PM
it looks odd with out the wing...how hard was it to smoke the tails?

MSOEMiller
11-10-04, 09:58 AM
it looks odd with out the wing...how hard was it to smoke the tails?

You talking to me? :)

The base model 900 ('87 900 8v NA pictured) did not come with a spoiler.

The tail lights are not smoked, they're in a shadow.

benji9k
20-10-04, 01:51 AM
A few weeks ago my friend and I took my car down to the local power plant/dam and took some nice pics of my baby. Enjoy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/benji9k/Saabcentral/IMG_1286.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/benji9k/Saabcentral/IMG_1287.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/benji9k/Saabcentral/IMG_1293.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/benji9k/Saabcentral/IMG_1288.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/benji9k/Saabcentral/IMG_1297.jpg


Feel free to use any of these for desktops.

greenphotos
20-10-04, 06:33 AM
Loveley photos, loveley car :D

stuart_mc
15-05-05, 07:44 PM
My 9-3, In front of Wind Turbines near Penrith, UK
http://www.inside-guide.co.uk/images/saab_windfarm.jpg

Zaphod Beeblebrox
16-05-05, 07:53 AM
If we're reviving an old thread, alright then..

http://www.swiftmobile.com/home/New%20swiftmobile%20wedding_files/DSCN0791a.jpg

ragtopcav
16-05-05, 09:13 AM
How about the grey beasty in TfatC's back yard...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/ragtopcav/TFatC12.jpg

Old pic' but I like it, North Cornwall Coast [Bude IIRC] old 'n' new side by side

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/ragtopcav/oldandnew.jpg

microcat36
16-05-05, 01:13 PM
Nice pictures, Iain, how long did it take you to get the mud of underneath the car then.:cheesy:

ragtopcav
16-05-05, 02:22 PM
how long did it take you to get the mud of underneath the car then.:cheesy:I think no matter where that car goes, there'll always be a bit of Auchenblae with it ;oops:

si_90002.3t-97
16-05-05, 05:11 PM
Some photos of my drive out today!

Good roads plus nice views! :cheesy:


http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Wales/P5160001.sized.jpg

http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Wales/P5160003.sized.jpg

http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Wales/P5160006.sized.jpg

Try and spot the phone box!!

http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Wales/P5160012.sized.jpg

Zaphod Beeblebrox
16-05-05, 05:19 PM
No, but I can see the red crosses :D !

stuart_mc
16-05-05, 05:52 PM
No, but I can see the red crosses :D !

They're nice red crosses though! :lol:

si_90002.3t-97
17-05-05, 10:38 AM
Not quite what i was trying to achive! How's it now?!? ;oops:

eggsngrits
17-05-05, 04:23 PM
Boy, this is an old thread. But, here's my contribution:



http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/eggsngrits/SaabApril05/APR5BRD1.jpg

This bridge is the beginning of the Natchez Trace Parkway (http://www.nps.gov/natr/) in Nashville, Tennessee about 5 miles from my house. The valley that it spans is known as 'Birdsong Hollow'.

Of course, there are more commonly recognized landmarks in Nashville, but this one is a picture that I already had...

timmehhhhhh
17-05-05, 09:28 PM
America the Beautiful :cheesy:

http://s93557413.onlinehome.us/DSC02104%20%28Small%29.JPG

Denver, Colorado

http://s93557413.onlinehome.us/DSC02147%20%28Small%29.JPG

Somewhere in Utah

Zaphod Beeblebrox
18-05-05, 08:01 AM
.............then, there's this well-known shot.:D

cdaly
18-05-05, 08:23 AM
Here's mine. A small vineyard in the southern Vendee in France:
http://cod.homelinux.org/C/saab/images/saabvineyard.jpg

Then there's a personal beauty shot:
http://cod.homelinux.org/C/saab/images/firstborn.jpg

This may not seem much but it was taken a few hours after my first child was born. It shows my first C900 (2-door carb, no turbo, no electrics, no nuthin)
outside the hospital in Dublin city centre wherein slept my wife and first child... :D

Slaab4life
18-05-05, 09:35 AM
Beauty shots egh?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/slaab4life/100_0077a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/slaab4life/DCP_8690.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/slaab4life/DCP_8914.jpg

CleveSaab
18-05-05, 10:46 AM
I was planning on starting a "Son of Beautyshot" thread, but now y'all ruined it!! hehehe

:cheesy:

eggsngrits
18-05-05, 10:48 AM
This may not seem much but it was taken a few hours after my first child was born. It shows my first C900 (2-door carb, no turbo, no electrics, no nuthin) outside the hospital in Dublin city centre wherein slept my wife and first child... :D

*sniff* I need a tissue...





;) ;) ;) (Actually, I understand completely.)

CleveSaab
01-06-05, 07:21 PM
Finally got one for my black car.
:big thumbs up: to that Mr. Clean autodry car wash system. That thing really works as it says.

Cleveland, Ohio
The tallest building you see is where I work.

http://pfalcon.org/Cars/ClevelandSaab.jpg

92-Vert
01-06-05, 08:16 PM
Nice shot Cleve. There really is nothing like a black Saab. I love this Thread. Is that Lake Erie behind you?

Slaab4life
01-06-05, 08:19 PM
I finally removed the gold pin striping stuff to get a pure black look. Also used some Back to Black on the lower trim pieces. This car will not look as good until I do this again next summer!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/slaab4life/DCP_90322.jpg

CleveSaab
01-06-05, 08:43 PM
Is that Lake Erie behind you?

That it is.

The shallowest of the Great 5.
A wonderfull thing to live close to, except it usually has quite the detrimental effect on our weather.
This is the North Coast. ;)

Thurs10cmd
02-06-05, 03:44 PM
took these yesterday after an intense 3 hour cleaning session. sry they're on my driveway, so i'll have to take some when i'll have more sunlight.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/thurs10cmd/IMG_0492.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/thurs10cmd/IMG_0496.jpg