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sab aero
7th May 2006, 05:31 AM
Took a weekend away with Al Aero and his 1990 900 Aero and me in my 1988 900 Aero (the silver sled)... on an awesome drive out of our hometown of Melbourne (in Australia not Florida!) to a little place called Marysville. This is about 1.5 hour drive north east from Melbourne and up into the mountain area, and at the bottom of a cross country ski mountain called Lake Mountain. The drive there is along one of Australia's best roads called The Black Spur (in my opinion anways)... tight twisties and excellent straights with huge mountain ash eucalyptus trees, tree ferns and other aussie native flora. A really pretty area and not to be missed of you ever get to this part of the world!

On Sunday we took the drive up into the cross country ski mountain called Lake Mountain (quite small compared to Europe and US standards, with elevation at about 1400m), and being late Autumn here the weather has been getting pretty cold. Sunday was forecast for only 15C in Melbourne, and it was about 0C in the mountains. It actually snowed (first of the season) whilst we were there and the sleds performed flawlessly! A lot of fun to drive on snowy roads (even with Summer tyres) and to take a bunch of pics of the two Aeros in their natural environment!

Check the link below for a few more pics of the area around Marysville and also of the Sleds in the snow! Not a patch on the snow in the USA or Europe etc but still fun for us Aussies! :D

I hope you enjoy
cheers
Steve and the Silver Sled
:)

http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms_1.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms5.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms9.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms13.jpg

SaabScott
7th May 2006, 09:17 AM
Very nice shots!:cheesy:

You know I will be making them part of my collection!;)

Saabstudent
7th May 2006, 10:07 AM
Yeah, some excellent photography and two excellent cars there!

Looks like really good fun and has just inspired me to grab a couple of mates one weekend and just drive round some of britains best roads...

G

sab aero
7th May 2006, 10:32 AM
Cheers guys for the comments! And SaabScott no problems at all! :D

It was an excellent weekend and was so good to wind the cars up through some of the mountain roads and passes... with all windows and sun roof open just so we could hear the exhaust notes! Although Sunday was pretty shabby weather wise (snow on the mountain and heavy rain at lower altitudes) and a fair amount of slow traffic, so caution ensued!

Here's some pics of the Black Spur road with Al Aero in front of me and trailling behind a long line of sloooowww traffic! It was really "persisting" down too, with patches of hail! The huge trees and tree ferns are excellent and so old, and just give such an amazing backdrop to the road!

Actually, be great to see shots and pics of other Saab nutter's favourite roads across the world with their "sleds" insitu! Get snapping! :)

cheers
Steve

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms26a.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms27.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms28a.jpg

nutcase
7th May 2006, 10:45 AM
Two utterly superb cars, almost twins :D However, Al's black beast really does it for me. Looks so mean :cheesy:

Stefano
7th May 2006, 10:53 AM
Wonderful pics, I bet you guys had a great time :cool:


Were Super Aero rims stock on those 900 versions (together with color coded bumpers), or did you guys both robbed a 9000 Aero? :cheesy:

Saabstudent
7th May 2006, 12:15 PM
Steve, some old photos of my saab in situ on some fav roads of mine.

On the Route Napoleon (N85) southern France on the way to Monaco Grand Prix 2005 and Gumball rally finish (hence the stickers)
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album141/IMGP0633.sized.jpg

Same road facing forwards though
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album141/IMGP0632.sized.jpg

And slightly earlier in the trip stopped by some massive mountains :o
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album141/DSCN2974.sized.jpg

Saabstudent
7th May 2006, 12:15 PM
Damn this 3 pics per post rule.

Here on the English and Scottish border on the way to Newcastle
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album184/DSCN3448.sized.jpg
A great road but better when warm and dry. This was taken 31st Dec 2005 and it was a little 'slidey' :o

A tweaked photoshop effort at the same spot
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album184/background.sized.jpg

Possibly going to Le mans in a month or so so i guess there will be some new pics then...

G

nutcase
7th May 2006, 12:46 PM
Wonderful pics, I bet you guys had a great time :cool:


Were Super Aero rims stock on those 900 versions (together with color coded bumpers), or did you guys both robbed a 9000 Aero? :cheesy:

I prefer "liberated" ;) :cheesy:

sab aero
7th May 2006, 06:52 PM
Stefano> Unfortunately the super aero rims weren't stock on our c900 Aeros. They originally came with the "normal" 15" aero rims. Both Al and I had to errr... "source" these from a 9000. :D

G> Love the pics of your ride. Damn it looks cold there too! Very jealous about the fact you got to go to the Monaco GP! Always wanted to see a GP there!

cheers guys for the comments too!
Steve

Saabstudent
7th May 2006, 07:09 PM
Yeah going to see the monaco GP was great...

...pity my car spat its gearbox out on the way back :nono;


Pressing times indeed :o
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album141/DSCN2994.sized.jpg

Calling for help....
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album141/DSC00698.sized.jpg

Not going anywhere fast...
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/album141/DSC00719.sized.jpg

Worth it though

G

Cuba
8th May 2006, 03:09 AM
What's wrong Al, no thermal undies on that day?? :cheesy:


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g109/sabsab77/sleds_go_to_the_snow/ms11.jpg

al aero
8th May 2006, 03:28 AM
Cuba,

Get Stuffed :lol: twas fuggen cold, hows the $2/L fuel going in NZ

Cuba
8th May 2006, 03:47 AM
$1.70 last time I filled. Hard on the pocket book. However, from the way I remember it, you came second to last after me on the economy run up to Mt Buller that time.

The 9K Aerosol isn't nearly as thirsty as my old 84 900 (fortunately ;) )

-Cuba

al aero
8th May 2006, 03:51 AM
Yeah i came second last, but boy did i have fun doing it :p

Glad the Aerosol is serving u and the family well, we will (sab and i) be over to see you guys soon-ish

Take care maty

al

GearHead
8th May 2006, 09:21 PM
tell me in a straight face you didnt get "slidy" on purpose on the slush covered parking lot.

Doctor Who
9th May 2006, 01:20 PM
Errrgggg.

I want a C900 so bad now.

Tis a shame that all the examples in my neck of the globe are non-turbo saloons with plenty of rot.