Reprinted from Nines Magazine
The Saab Club of North America Board is doing the planning and preparations for the Saab Owners' Convention 2012 at the Coralville Marriott & Convention Center, August 2nd thru 5th. This will bring us out to the Midwest, and for me personally, right into my back yard as Coralville is a sister city to Iowa City. My family and dealership teams are very excited to share our community with the SAAB community. We hope you get your vacation time marked early and are able to join us for what we hope will be a great event. We are anticipating great participation from SAAB enthusiasts from the US and Canada, seeing some old friends and making some new ones.
During the coming months Board members will be reaching out to tentative sponsors. We hope that all who are able to assist in the presentation of this SOC will jump in and do what they can. The convention Website, saabconvention.org is or soon will be updated with SOC 12 information including hotel reservation instructions.
As of press time, the status of Saab is still in negotiations. Information I am hearing is that a positive resolution will be coming within days of this writing. As a dealership owner, I appreciate the loyalty and support of the SAAB owner community. Keeping the faith in this wonderful brand and the kind words of support and patronage for dealers and independent shops is vital to the rebirth of the brand as we move into the next chapter of Saab.
We will also be looking for new Board members and officers this year. Please let us know if you are interested. There will be an official request in subsequent issues of Nines. Have a happy and prosperous New Year!
President, Saab Club of North America