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President's Letter - March/April 2014

Reprinted from Nines Magazine

Spring Fever, Cabin Fever, whatever you want to call it, this winter has dragged on long enough for many of us. Even as I write this, a winter storm is hitting New England, having just hammered the midsection with snow and ice. And there's more to come....or so that rodent in Punxsutawney, PA has indicated. But on the horizon, lies the upcoming car show circuit - SAABs@Carlisle hosted by Central Penn SAAB Club (May), the first ever Canadian SAAB Owners Convention to be held in Toronto (June) and of course, the national SAAB Owners Convention held in Bend, OR this coming August just to name a few.

But you don't have to wait or be near a "Big Show" to satisfy your Spring Fever. Track down one of the local clubs supported in this magazine or if your are really "social," consider following them on Facebook. Several local clubs that I am aware of are planning meet and greets, cars and coffee get-togethers, scenic drives and so on. Not finding something to scratch that itch? Reach out to a local club member or club president and offer to put something together.

Planning is in full gear for the SOC'14 with our three events chairs in the Northwest. There are some interesting activities and speakers being discussed, more to come when the registration goes live in the coming months but stay tuned to the Convention website - - for the agenda and other Convention details as they develop.

Before I leave you for this edition, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to all members to see if anyone has an interest in joining the SCNA Board. We have 2 board seats coming up for re-election this year and have 1 departure. Feel free to email me or any board members (details on how to contact us can be found here) with questions or to offer your name for ballot inclusion. As a reminder, elections are held during the Annual Meeting at the US Convention.

Daryle Powers
President, Saab Club of North America

SAABS @ Carlisle 2014 Registration Open

It's time again for SAABS@Carlisle, the second largest annual gathering of Saabs in North America (only slightly behind our own SOC)! Pre-registration is now open (until 11:59pm April 10th), and all the information you need to know is at the link. The date is May 16-18, and as always the gathering will be held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA in conjunction with the Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals.

Please make sure to read the registration form carefully as some of the terms have changed from last year. Let's help make this year the best showing yet! Click here for pre-registration and we'll see you there!

Newest Saab Service Provider: SAAB of North Olmsted

The Saab Club of North America would like to welcome our newest Saab Service Provider, SAAB of North Olmsted, in North Olmsted, OH. SAAB of North Olmsted is offering a 12% discount on parts and service when you present your Club Membership card at the time of service write up. The shop is an official Saab Service Center providing geniune Saab replacement parts and factory trained and experienced Saab technicians. Check out the Saab Service and Discount page for contact information, and thank SAAB of North Olmsted for their dedication to Saab Club members when you stop by!

Saabcars Website Open

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB has recently updated the Saab website to include information about the company executives, Saab's planned product range, and a news page.

Currently, NEVS is "extending and further developing the Saab brand in passenger cars with a new visual identity founded on Scandanavian heritage, where the four distinctive seasons, long distances and extreme road conditions have shaped the Saab passenger cars." The company has signed a licensing agreement with Saab AB to use the Saab brand for its products and services, and the Saab wording will be featured in dark grey or silver on future products. For more information, and to also view the "four season" logos, visit