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President's Letter - July/August 2014

Reprinted from Nines Magazine

There is still time to register for the 2014 Saab Owners Convention in Redmond, OR August 7 – 10. Peter Bäckström, Curator of the Saab Museum in Tröllhättan and Erik Carlsson are confirmed attendees and just a few of the featured guests that the organizers have planned for this year’s event.

Hotel information and registration details can be found online at SOC Website. There is also a mail-in registration form located in this issue of NINES on page 27.

Don’t forget to send in your ballot (also located in this issue of NINES on page 6) for the upcoming Board elections. We have several changes this year and look forward to planning more events and other activities that we are discussing internally to reach out to various local club and local events.

Just after the Convention, on August 24th, there will be the 15th Annual Swedish Car Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA – this is a perennial favorite that draws attendees from all around New England, New York and into Pennsylvania.

Stay tuned for a few other SCNA sponsored events to be scheduled as we enter the fall months.

See everyone in Redmond in a few short weeks!

Daryle Powers
President, Saab Club of North America

Saab: Get the Low Down

Do you want to test your knowledge on Saab? If you think you can tell the difference between an Aero Convertible and the Talladega Auto Coupe then you’re probably on your way to becoming an expert. has a great section on practically every vehicle the Saab has ever built from 1977 onwards. Head over to the Saab technical pages and discover a wealth of information. Data sheets cover over 1,200 different Saab models from the past 30 years. It’s the perfect spot to sharpen your knowledge on not only your most loved models, but vehicles you never even knew existed!

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