I have been a long time reader of Steve Wade’s (AKA Swade) Saabs United blog (ne: Trollhattan Saab). It’s been a solid 2 years, plus. During that time, 2+ years ago, I was conjuring up what would be the ideal car for my wants & needs. All my research pointed me to Saab, specifically the 9-3 Sport Sedan, 5-speed model in Fusion Blue Metallic.
During my research I found Swade’s blog & I got hooked, reading it daily. So hooked, that his blogging activity inspired me to start this blog, Racing Ready. That’s one of the many reasons his blog is on my Blogroll. I still don’t know how Swade finds the time to produce so many multiple entries daily. He’s a prodigious & passionate writer about Saab!
If you’ve been reading Racing Ready for some time, you know I’m hot to purchase a Mazda Miata, most possibly a blue one in the ’94 to ’97 range. I’m still working towards that goal. Swade has just achieved that watermark, having taken delivery of a 1990 1.6 liter, Mariner Blue, RHD (he lives in Tasmania, Australia) model about a week & 1/2 ago.
Some might think I would be jealous. On the contrary, I am very happy for him & glad to see that the Mazda Miata/MX-5 will have another qualified & vocal blogger supporting the brand, albeit from half-way across the world.
Congrats Swade – as you have stated in a recent e-mail:
The bar has been set!