|The Northwest SAAB Owners Club, the host
club for the 2004 North American SAAB Owners Convention, is
currently requesting applications for presentations and tech
sessions at Crystal Mountain this August. Presentations and
tech sessions are a highlight of any SAAB Owners Convention.
Here is the perfect chance for enthusiasts from all over the
country to spend quality time face to face, sharing knowledge
and ideas, learning from seasoned service providers, and hearing
firsthand exciting stories about the thrill of victory and the
agony of defeat from SAAB heroes and those who aspire to the
Tech sessions and presentations will be staged Friday afternoon
August 21, and Saturday morning and afternoon August 22. Time
slots are 1 hour apiece, but we will consider allowing more
time if required by the nature of the presentation.
We are hoping to offer an interesting mix of both the highly
technical and the general interest SAAB cultural/historical
presentations. At this point, we are certainly open to suggestions
for topics you have always wanted to hear, or repeats of past
convention favorites. Keep in mind that many of this year's
attendees will be attending their first SAAB Owners Convention
Past convention topics have included:
-Rebuilding of engines and component parts
-Rally and racing experiences
A new tech session this year is a question-and-answer forum,
tentatively titled "SAAB TALK - ASK THE EXPERTS."
In this moderated tech session, volunteer SAAB techs field
questions from the floor related to all aspects of SAAB maintenance
and tuning. Please let us know if you would be interested
in serving on this expert panel.
We are also looking for articles and information which we
could include in a "SECRETS, TIPS, & GREAT STORIES
from Crystal Mountain II" publication. Our intention
is to produce a simple photocopied, stapled or 3-punched compilation
of submissions for later sale at a small price based on printing
and binding costs.
Due to the smaller size of this year's convention, and the
goal of keeping registration costs to a minimum, the Northwest
SAAB Owners Club is unable to offer any compensation for presenters,
or reimbursement of travel or registration fees. What we can
offer is the chance to regale and impress your fellow SAAB
nuts with your knowledge of the more detailed or arcane aspects
of SAAB tuning and ownership, and the opportunity to personally
contribute to making a truly memorable SAAB convention experience.
The Bull Wheel Pub, which can comfortably seat approximately
150 persons, will be the main indoor presentation area. We
will have full audio-visual capacity available, in case your
presentation includes video or PowerPoint slide shows.
We will also have a designated outside area for tech sessions
which require space for an actual car or car components.
If you are interested in making a presentation, please e-mail
Convention Chairman Jon Kjaerulff at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or presentation committee members Bob Dorste email@example.com,
or Dave Ramstad firstname.lastname@example.org.