NWSOC Schedule of Events for 2016:

Saturday April 9th, 2016: PACCAR Technical Center Open House

Ever wonder how many times a spring will flex before it breaks? How about how many potholes in the road you can run through before some suspension part breaks? See these and many other technical displays. There will even be a display of antique trucks from the American Truck Historical Society. Even if you don’t enjoy trucks, come on out for a nice drive and check out the tulip fields.

Join us Saturday, April 9th, 2016 for a trip to PACCAR's Technical Center west of Burlington. Once a year PACCAR opens the technical center to the public to view their very impressive site. There will be PACCAR trucks, KENWORTH & PETERBILT, on display. There may even be a Dutch DAF and maybe a British FODEN, also owned by PACCAR. Just about the whole building is open for the public to walk through and inspect.

As an added bonus after leaving PACCAR, you can tour the tulip fields which are just a few miles south of the PACCAR site. This event always takes place during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. We will be meeting up for breakfast at 9:30am in Mt. Vernon at the Farmhouse restaurant: 13721 Laconner Whiteny Road. Those of us going to the open house after breakfast will be able to park together in a club parking area.

Contact Robert Shick to RSVP for breakfast and any questions.
Please RSVP by April 3rd to Robert Shick at 253-328-0693 or email: shickster227@hotmail.com


Saturday April 16th IRDC drivers training school
One on one drivers training in your car on Washington's newest race track The Ridge, located outside of Shelton.
$295 per driver, not a bad price when you consider lap days run $180 and up. When I took this class 8 years ago the cost was $250 and I swore that the entertainment value of just the flag training portion of the class was almost worth the price of the class. SPACE IS LIMITED if interested sign up now. Completing this class will qualify you to attend lap days at this and other race tracks.


Sunday April 27th Raindrop Rally
TSD rally in your car on public roads at or below speed limits.
Tentative route is from Mount Vernon to the Fort Casey (area) on Whidbey and back. Looks like it will be a bit less than 5 hours and perhaps 130-135 miles. More info later.


Sunday May 15th NWSOC annual meeting. Griot's Garage

Tire kicking in parking lot 10 to 11, product demos at 11, lunch (delivered pizza) in their lunch room at noon and annual meeting after lunch.
3333 south 38th Street
Tacoma 98409

Saturday June 4th: 8th Annual All Swedish National Holiday Classic Car Show

June 4, 2016 - The 8th Annual All Swedish National Holiday Classic Car Show sponsored by the Swedish Club for all early pre-1986 Volvos and Saabs (30 years old), and for our Swedish Club members that can also show their Classic American and Foreign cars at any age for this event.

Open for parking at 10 AM for the car show; 11AM – 3 PM Car Show; Raffles; and numerous awards for cars showing at this event with lots of fun. Gary Ramstad, Swedish car show coordinator at 206-365-6913, ramslfp@hotmail.com .

The Swedish Club will offer an “Open House” to the public, and the Crown Café will be open for lunch, drinks from 12-2 PM with the “Million Dollar View of Lake Union.” This is a great time to show your old Classic car and visit the Swedish Club. The Swedish Club is located on lower Queen Anne at 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109. Website is www.swedishclub.org.

Sunday June 12th Old School Reunion

10:00 to 3:00 Kelly Farm, Bonney Lake WA
New location this year, after 7 years in Bothell event has moved to Kelly Farm for more usable space. It now will be easier for clubs to park together. Old European cars meet JDM cars. Possible breakfast meet up in Auburn and caravan to event, watch the NWSOC web site for more info later.


Sunday July 3rd Wings and Wheels car show. Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor, WA
It's an aviation event with a car show - featuring bi-plane rides, amazing cars and aircraft, live music and the Smoke 'N' Thunder Jet Dragster making a 300 mph runs down the runway, plus three hours of aerial demonstrations and displays, featuring warbirds and aerobatic airplanes. We must enter as a group to park together, please contact Dan Morley: blue69sonett@yahoo.com if you want to show your vintage or classic Saab and park with the other Saabs.


July 9th and 10th Historic races Portland International Raceways Portland OR

This is always a fun event where club cars are grouped together in "corrals" and you get to take a lap and a half of the track during the racers and corner workers lunch break. Some changes this year and same as in the past cars wishing to park in the corrals must have advance tickets, you can not buy a ticket at the gate for the infield car corral parking. Your ticket also gets you in Friday, however there usually is not any club participation. We usually do a group dinner after the races Saturday.
Car Corral: $45 Three-day admission for two, and 1 car (Autocross, Parade Lap available to corral participants)

As for ordering tickets, your members may do so individually (as opposed to ordering as a group in the past)
Tickets will be ordered through Ticket Tomato:

Might be a good idea to drop Bob an email after buying your tickets so we have an idea how many cars to expect. For more info:
Bob Dorste: vintagesaabs@dutchcanyon.net

Saturday August 6th Steam-up car show, Antique Powerland, Brooks, OR

What is Antique Powerland? Well it's 62 acres with 16 partner museums generally related to antique farm machinery. Antique Powerland hosts The Great Oregon Steam-up two consecutive weekends every summer and it is their largest event of the year. In addition to all the museums being open and tractors and old engines brought in and displayed, there is one heck of a swap meet with lots of rusty iron and enough antiques and collectibles that anyone could find something to treasure. One of the on-site museums, The Northwest Car and Motorcycle Museum, hosts a car show on their 3 acre grass show field. Our club has participated in this show for many years with up to 13 vintage SAABs displayed.

Classic 900 and earlier models are eligible for the show. If you have a Saab newer than a C900 your welcome to attend the event as a walk in and you can spend time with us at the car show. We will have a pop-up for shade and extra chairs. So plan on spending the day and see 100-year old steam tractors being driven around the grounds and also powering threshing machines, a working steam powered saw mill and even eat some ice cream made on a steam powered ice cream churn. But wait there's more, after the show we take a scenic drive to a member's home for a barbecue dinner and right next door is a Saab only wrecking yard to tour.

RSVP required to: Ray Kopczynski: gwrepray@aol.com for car show participation and or the BBQ after the show. We need to know how many spots to save for the SAABs and how much food is required for the BBQ.

More info on Antique Powerland at their web site: http://www.antiquepowerland.com/
3995 Brooklake Rd NE Brooks, OR 97303

Saturday August 27th. 39th annual LeMay Open House. The LeMay Car Show has been an annual tradition for almost 40 years. Our show is an amazing assortment of over 1,000 vintage vehicles with additional collections of dolls, antiques, and other nostalgic memorabilia. Donations and proceeds from this event benefit the LeMay Family Collection Foundation, a non-profit organization.

What started as a small gathering of friends of Harold & Nancy LeMay with lemonade served on the front porch has grown to be an eagerly anticipated event attended by thousands of automotive lovers! The LeMay Car Show is definitely a unique event. Over 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection are on view at Marymount, plus hundreds more at the LeMay home grounds, and local owners of vintage cars bring those vehicles for display on the Marymount show fields. Other show features include a Car Club Corral and a vintage car auction! We will be pre-paying for reserved spots for our Saabs. Admission is $15 per person, this gets you into both sites with free bus transportation between the 2 sites.

If you have a vintage Saab and would like to park with the club please contact Dan Morley at blue69sonett@yahoo.com prior to August 20th. October 1st and 2nd, Maryhill Museum car show and hill climb races. Goldendale, WA Our 509er will once again return to Goldendale WA and the Maryhill Museum for a car show on the lawn of the museum Saturday and Sunday is the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb race for vintage cars. The dates are October 1st and 2nd.

This will be the 13th year that our club has attended and shown cars at this event. If it wasn't a special event we would not return. The Saturday concours car show is held on the lawn of the Maryhill Museum overlooking the Columbia Gorge. There is also an exceptional dinner Saturday afternoon outside on the museum grounds.
The recommended motel is Quality Inn and Suites, Goldendale, Washington. www.choicehotels.com and type Goldendale in the search box or call 509 773 5881. We also have members that camp out at the nearby state campground. See link below. IMPORTANT, motel space is limited please book now if you plan on attending.

After the dinner Saturday we will stop for a photo shoot at the Stonehenge replica. Our motel is only 4 miles from Goldendale Observatory State Park, so lets make plans on stopping and doing a bit of star gazing. 10 vintage Saabs are expected to enter the car show. Let me know if you are interested in showing your vintage Saab and we will save a spot for your car so we can park as a group. Last years car show really grew in attendance, and we had some cars arrive late. I ask you to please try to arrive by 10:00 if you are expecting us to hold a spot for your car. Please email Dan Morley: blue69sonett@yahoo.com if you plan on showing a car. Also many members with newer cars were spectators at the car show last year, so just because you may not have a car to show do not let that keep you from attending. Hope you can make it one or both days.


The crisp and warm fall weather is perfect for a Hillclimb on the Columbia River and this is one of the finest vintage hillclimb events of the nation at Goldendale, WA. This event, the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb, is an annual event with approximately 40 pre-1970 racecars that have been restored to mint condition. This race is highlighted as it is one of the few genuine hillclimbs on one of the world’s most spectacular hills on the first paved highway constructed in Washington state almost a century ago. This course is featured in many car commercials and offers countless scenic viewing spots. Spectators will have the chance to view a variety of rare cars from the past including Porsches, Lotuses, Alfa Romeos, Corvettes, Austin Healeys and many more.

A concours car show is on the grounds of the Maryhill Museum on Saturday, and a special highlight occurs at noon when the race cars drive in to the car show in a thundering arrival. Racing will take place from 8:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday on the historic Maryhill Loops Road 4 miles west of the Maryhill Museum and near the Stone Henge replica . The car show on Saturday is free for spectators and tickets for the Hill Climb on Sunday may be purchased at the gate or watch for free from the hwy view point.

More to come, stay tuned.
Contact Dan Morley@ blue69sonett@yahoo.com for more info on any of these events or to recommend a club event, or to volunteer at an event. More specifc info will be added as events get closer.

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