Saab Celebration (Hardback)
Swedish Style Remembered
Saab has gone, but its cars and its loyal band of owners remain. In this photographic album, internationally known Saab author and commentator Lance Cole celebrates all things Saab.
In a collection of over 200 photographic images accompanied by a detailed yet engaging commentary, the book delivers a record of Saab from its first car to its last. The engineering, design, and ethos of Saab's cars across the generations are captured in all their glory.
The author of many Saab articles and several Saab books, this is Lance Cole’s new view on Sweden's other car maker – one that really did build cars to a different standard.
Saab Celebration is designed to be a memorial companion for the Saab fan. If you like Saabs, then enjoy this tribute to all things Saab.
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, Gail Byrd
As a SAAB owner, I was curious about the book and enjoyed learning about those of us who are SAAB enthusiasts. From the first one I owned, a 9-3 Convertible, I knew instinctively this was my car. It was refreshing to read in the book that indeed, there are people who are SAAB people and, conversely, people who are not. My husband is one who is not, and when we first saw my first SAAB, when I told him that was what I wanted, he insisted that no, I didn't. One test drive behind the wheel was all it took. Reading this book helped me understand and perhaps put into words much of how I feel as a SAAB owner.
It was fascinating to learn the history of the car I love so much, even though people would now say I don't own a "true SAAB", being on my third one which is a 2008. Still, My 9-3 was the car of my heart, much as is explained by Mr. Cole in this book. It helped me understand why I feel as I do toward my car and it put into words much of what I've been trying to say.
So, thanks, Mr. Cole, for writing a book that expresses how a SAAB enthusiast feels, and helping me understand better how that sets me in a group of other SAAB enthusiast. The book was fascinating, with excellent detail on the history of the car. It's one I think any SAAB enthusiast would enjoy having in full hard-bound form so they could put it on the coffee table for others to see.