And now, your moment of zen.
Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
Driving a vintage SAAB 96 around Austin, Texas is great. It can also be a chore. But mostly it’s great. Here’s why:
The 'Scandinavian flick' was pretty much invented by people who raced two-stroke Saab 96s and mastered by drivers pushing the more advanced 96 V4s to their limits. This is the latter case.
Do you ever ask yourself what it would be like to have a vintage rally-prepped Saab and an open dirt stage like I do? Well lucky for you and me, there is now an answer, and it would appear to be totally ridiculous.
Word is, the first product of a Spyker-owned Saab could be a modern re-interpretation of the ‘50s Saab 93. There's also talk of a Saab-bodied Spyker supercar. Here's what those cars could look like.
They don't build ‘em like the used to, and in Saab's case they probably won't be building them at all any more. Still, as Nice Price or Crack Pipe has found, there's still plenty of Saab to go around.
Two-stroke engines for cars have always been on the smoky and noisy side, but they sure do make a lot of power for their size!
This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Of all the vehicles you expect to see parked on the street in Copenhagen, a late-70s IHC Scout II is probably way down near the bottom of the list. Yet Kim of Copenhagen…
Seeing a San Francisco Saab 95 was cool, but how about a daily-driven Saab 96 in the rainy, rust-friendly city of Birmingham, Alabama? JSmith53 sees this Swedish survivor all over town and took a few shots for us.
Detroit: (pronounced /dɪˈtrɔɪt/) A place subject to automatic ridicule from anyone who has never been to the Motor City. Frankly, this ridicule is becoming tiresome. The idea of a vibrant, interesting, exciting Midwestern city is somehow divorced from this 300 year old berg. The complete discounting of Detroit is a…