View the Convention Program
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View the Convention Schedule
View the Seminar Schedule
The biggest news from SAAB is that they will be sending a truckload of
parts and accessories from their Allentown, PA warehouse for us to sell
at the convention. Notice I said for us to sell. We will need to staff
the sales table and ring up the sales, but in return, the club will get
to keep 100% of the money raised from the sale! This is a very generous
offer from SAAB, but we will need people to unload the truck, sort the
merchandise, etc. Look for killer deals
SAAB will be sending some 9-2xs and a company representative to do a
presentation on the new vehicles, and allow us to take them for a drive.
There will also be a limited number of 9-3s and 9-5s available for test
We have a number of excellent seminar presenters lined up this year.
Tom Nelson from the Rocky Mountain SAAB Club is going to show and tell
how their club restored a 1970 SAAB 96. And they are bringing it to the
Jack Ashcraft is going to make a 2-hour presentation on high performance
tuning tricks for the V-4 engine.
John Moss, SAAB USAs senior technical trainer is going to wow us with
one of his famous talks on SAABs future plans.
Bob McNary from Ventura, CA will be hosting an Antiques Roadshow-type
presentation on SAAB collectibles and memorabilia.
A full list of speakers and topics will be posted on the web site soon.
The Autocross Committee is working diligently to lay out a course in the
upper parking lit at Crystal. If you are considering entering, make sure
to check out the convention website. The autocross is one of the first
events to take place on Friday afternoon, so come prepared!
There is now a reasonable chance that one of the Crystal Mountain Chairlifts
will be available to ride halfway up the mountain, from which point it
is an easy hours hike to the summit. Crystal Mountain Resort is in one
of the Northwests most beautiful natural settings, and a ride in the
chair could give you exceptional views of nature at its best.
What is a SAAB Convention without SAABs? We have a number of groups from
around the country bringing their prides and joys to Crystal. We currently
have, among other cars, a 1968 SAAB 95 from Massachusetts, a 1967 Sonett
II from California, and a 1968 D Sports racer from Louisiana.
The convention T-shirts are now being printed, and they look great! Make
sure to order one, or more from our web site, as quantities at the convention
will be limited, and will cost a couple of dollars more.
The posters have been printed. If you know of a SAAB business who would
like a poster to put in the window, let me know and I will send one or
There are still a number of NWSOC Members who have not registered for
the Convention (GASP!). The good news is you still have time to take care
of that problem, but you need to do it soon. You can register online,
or print out and mail in a registration form from our website www.saabconvention.org.
Please do it without delay. Even if you are already registered, you can
always go back and pre-order more shirts and/or t-shirts.
If you have not already signed one of the lists circulated at the past
two meetings, please send me your name if you are interested in volunteering
in running the sales or registration tables, working the parking lot,
or just helping where needed.