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Old 17th April 2012
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Default New England SAAB run - May 19, 2012

Trying to generate some interest here. There are a lot of people in New England anxious for all sorts of different get togethers, so hopefully we can all combine forces and get a great cruise in! It's been a long time since I've been on a cruise, so I'm really hoping to get this off the ground.

When - Saturday May 19th, 2012 9-ish AM

Where - Exit 23 off of I-93 in NH, smack dab in the middle of the state

Who - I won't exclude anyone, but would really love to see as many SAABs as possible. Don't have one? I'm sure we can set people up with rides in a SAAB!

The route I had started planning years ago just while out for a drive. It's evolved over the years and has some really nice windy roads, lots of lake views, and a few very scenic spots. Total mileage is almost exactly 100 miles. I plan to do 50 miles in the morning, then have an hour or so for lunch at a nice scenic area. Then in the afternoon we'll do the other 50, with plans for 2 stops (15-30 minutes) for photos, 1 of which could be extended for popping hoods and showing off.

Hopefully the responses pour in and we can all look forward to a great day of SAABing. I think this can be a great alternative for those of us that don't have the time and/or $ for a trip to Carlisle and a great way to kick off a summer of SAAB action!

Hopefully this link to the route works:http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US...=ls&via=8&z=11
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Beginning to gain interest on some of the other forums.

This should shape up for a great day!
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I would definitely love to see this happen! Missed out on the event in Boston earlier this year so this would be great!
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Heck yes, it would be great to have an Aero XWD in the mix!
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Import Faceoff is in Epping the next day. I'll be heading up to go to that!
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Very nice, let's get some momentum going here!
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Old 23rd April 2012
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Default Same weekend as Carlisle

Bad timing. I believe that's the same weekend as the Carlisle Import Car show in PA which always draws a huge numer of Saabs. I know about 12 NE Saab drivers who would join your cruise (me for one) but we will all be heading down at Carlisle on Friday. Hope you get a decent turn out and have fun. We have some cruises (Mt Washington, Six Gaps, etc) in the works for later in the summer.
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Bad timing. I believe that's the same weekend as the Carlisle Import Car show in PA which always draws a huge numer of Saabs. I know about 12 NE Saab drivers who would join your cruise (me for one) but we will all be heading down at Carlisle on Friday. Hope you get a decent turn out and have fun. We have some cruises (Mt Washington, Six Gaps, etc) in the works for later in the summer.
Yeah I planned it knowing it was Carlisle weekend. It's sort of meant as an option for people that weren't making it to PA anyway. By no means do I want to draw people away from Carlisle, it's an amazing event and I look forward to making it back. But for myself and lots of people it's just too much of a drive and too long of a weekend, so I figured a local-ish cruise might be nice for those looking to stick closer to home.
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I too won't make as I'm at Carlisle (my club organizes the Saab part of the event) but I love swinging up north for a good event. If you do another in the summer or fall, count me in.
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Great, we're gaining numbers over on TSL as well!
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Still gaining momentum! Looking forward to a good turnout.
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Bad timing. I believe that's the same weekend as the Carlisle Import Car show in PA which always draws a huge numer of Saabs. I know about 12 NE Saab drivers who would join your cruise (me for one) but we will all be heading down at Carlisle on Friday. Hope you get a decent turn out and have fun. We have some cruises (Mt Washington, Six Gaps, etc) in the works for later in the summer.
I would so be in but bad weekend for me too. When are the Mt Washington and Six Gaps, etc. taking place?
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Six Gaps Green Mountians cruise (or something similar) will likely be in late August. Might tie something in with Swedish Car Day if gas prices are high just to be closer to Boston.

"Saabs on the Summit" cruise to Mt. Washington is organized by a friend but it's usually in early October.
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This should be a great run! I hit upon few miles of the route yesterday. I'll be doing a pre-run this weekend or next to make sure all the roads are in good shape. I've also got a great lunch spot planned for people who either pack in their own or want to buy lunch from a burger/seafood joint.
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Bad timing. I believe that's the same weekend as the Carlisle Import Car show in PA which always draws a huge numer of Saabs. I know about 12 NE Saab drivers who would join your cruise (me for one) but we will all be heading down at Carlisle on Friday. Hope you get a decent turn out and have fun. We have some cruises (Mt Washington, Six Gaps, etc) in the works for later in the summer.


you should consider heading out to Carlisle, if it is within your time and budget. Last year we had almost 300 Saabs from the 1960s to 2011. It was a great time - there was even a Jeep that had a fire-breathing Saab turbo engine and could get the front wheels off the ground (with a great BOV).

That said, if you don't make it, I look forward to meeting the NE Saabers at the next Six Gaps and a Gulp in June (well, it was in June last year)!
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Oh I've been to Carlisle, it was way back in '03, probably even before most of y'all owned SAABs, hehe.

I'm sure I'll make it back again one of these years...
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Oh I've been to Carlisle, it was way back in '03, probably even before most of y'all owned SAABs, hehe.

I'm sure I'll make it back again one of these years...
Yep - in '03 I owned a Nissan Maxima SE that I had tuned to Z-spec with a Stillen suspension.

But I had already driven a 9-3 on the autobahn at 240 km/h in 2002 and had my eye on getting one. Just took a few years, is all.
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