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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Largest Saab meeting around is coming

The largest annual Saab event in the Czech Republic, where also many slovakian Saab drivers use to go has a date for this year : 5.5.2012. Ou yes. It takes place for several years already in Roudnice nad Labem, a town located some 50 km behind the capital Prague. It is organised by Garage Machacek, a long term and locally very known dealer and service nearby.

Last year there were around 200 Saabs from all around mostly Czech Republic, Slovakia, but also I've seen some cars with austrian and polish numberplates. It is for this part of Europe a large event and most traditional. You can see some pictures from last year here

Saab event, Roudnice nad Labem, 2011

For me as well as for the other members of the Puppy Hunters Saab Club which will join, it means a very long and exciting day. It usually starts with a meeting in Bratislava around 5 - 5.30 in the morning and driving in a small convoy 130 km to Brno. Than joining the guys from and driving in a larger convoy (10-12 cars) around 200 km to Prague. There is always a pre-meeting of many other Saab drivers at a large gas station, at least 20-30 other cars. Than it goes all together the last 50 km to Roudnice Nad Labem. Since the convoys drive more slowly than a normal solo ride, so everything takes longer, but makes more fun. 

Saab event, Roudnice nad Labem, 2011

My ride back last year was on the other day, a great 420 km convertible ride through southern parts of Czechia and Moravia. A land full of ponds, lakes, historical points and scenic stops. The weather was great, not too cold and not too hot. I really hope for the same this time.

Another large Saab meeting will be in Poland at the end of May, more info here.

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