and Repair Heroes of Oregon
the Salem/Albany area
is the personal car of Scott Nelson, owner of GoSaab of Philomath,
who serviced several of my Saabs from 1995-2012. Currently, they
are not accepting new customers. The custom Saab pictured began
as a 1993 9000 CSE 5 speed. It's now owned by this writer's son,
Russ J, in Oregon City. He loves the custom paint job, the custom
front end and especially the little knob below the radio that
allows him to adjust the turbo boost!
love Saabs and we take good care of their owners"....
Nelson Philomath, Oregon
Rod Beckner SAAB
main Saab mechanic over the years has been Rod Beckner, based
a bit south of Salem in a small town named Jefferson. His phone
number is 541-327-1133. Much more about him is found on this page:
More about Rod Beckner SAAB
I have owned several Saabs,
and the material below is my appreciation to the dedicated independent
Saab mechanics of the Willamette Valley. Rod Beckner and Scott
Nelson are the two main Saab mechanics that I have used. Some
other independent Oregon SAAB mechanics are Rick Wolf, John Collins,
and Jack Ashcraft and his son Mark. Here you can Skip
To a Listing of Saab shops in Oregon
that I have heard good things about. This includes a recommended
shop for routine oil and filter changes if you're in the
I've been blessed with custom
Saab Care at reasonable rates by Saab Specialists. The two that
I have used the most are Scott Nelson and Rod Beckner (for more
on Rod, and on the culture and ethic of Saab ownership, click
here; this will also take you to information about John Collins,
a specialist in older Saabs).
In terms of good sources for those wonderful used Saabs, I've
purchased one of my used Saabs from Freeman
Motor Company, a
dealer in Portland specializing in fine used European vehicle--
Rod Beckner tells me that a rather large percentage of the Saabs
he works on have Freeman somewhere in their pasts! More about
Scott Nelson is below:
your car was an airplane, would YOU fly in it?"
That was Scott
in 2010. He's so quotable sometimes. He isn't just alluding to
the beginnings of SAAB-SCANIA as a jet airplane building company!
It's about YOU sinking dollars into the maintainance of your vehicle...
Scott, owner of IgoSaab, says, "No Saab too old for us to
help!" ...With Scott, there is always lots of friendly Saab
When I met Scott
several years ago he was driving a 96 red Aero, and his son drove
a hot-rodded 85 900 Turbo. Many of his customers have more than
one Saab in their family! More recentlhy, at the beginning of
2010, I saw that Scott's got TWO Saab 9000 "Project Cars"
that he's rebuilding so he and his son can race them in a big
rally-type event down in California!
his son Zach
for Customer Testimonials
Paint & mechanical
for your BMW or other motorcycles
out Scott's Motorcycle Mystery Tours. See Hotel California!
Miss: "A Tribute to the Unsung Heroes in Oregon who maintain
the Saab Ethic"
Visit a great Saab site that offers
a wide selection of well-priced Saab parts, as well as a free
tech email for answers about your Saab mechanical troubles! thesaabsite.com
. Try it soon! A second long-time
favorite of mine is THE SAAB NETWORK, at saabnet.com, which also has used Saabs for sale. Finally, another
terrific SAAB website full of current information about the fate
of SAAB automobiles is www.Saabsunited.com
See the Amazing
history of Saab innovations from 1947 to the present! Click
the picture below! About this picture: it's of a circa 1965 Saab
96 at peace in Rod Beckner's
Willamette Valley wrecking
yard near Jefferson.
Visit the nationally-based
Saab Network, which is a
virtual potpourri of everything imaginable related to both old
and new Saabs. Don't miss their extensive library of frequently-asked
Safe, sporty, sensible. iGoSaab keeps them running
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