The 2010 Saab Owners Convention, an annual gathering of Born From Jets junkies here in the US, is taking place at a very special site. Thirty years ago, Saab demonstrated the skills of its new 900 Turbo in the legendary "Longest Day at Nelson Ledges" 24 Hour Race. As such, the first major gathering since Spyker took ownership this year will be located in Aurora, Ohio, at Nelson Ledges and the nearby convention center. It promises to be bursting with energy.
It also promises to be full of official support. Keynote speakers include both Victor Muller and Jan Ake Jonsson, and the new 9-5 will be offered for test drives at the track. Other 2011 Saab models will be on hand along with countless historic vehicles.
“We applaud the members of the Saab Club for their continued loyalty to the Saab brand throughout an extended sales process,” said Mike Colleran, president and COO, Saab Cars North America. “Saab is back and back to stay - we thank the Saab Club for their efforts in helping to save Saab.”
The Saab Club expressed similar gratitude in return. “Members of the Saab Club sincerely extend their gratitude to Mr. Muller for his tenacious efforts to save Saab and Jan Ake Jonsson for his continued loyalty to Saab,” said Ian Glenday, president, Saab Club North America.
If you're in the Midwest and enjoy Saabs, make sure to make the trek. And don't forget--free 9-5 test drives! If you can't make it, we hope our Saab galleries from May's Carlisle Import Nationals, linked to the right, will satisfy your Saab craving.