Saab Owner’s Convention – USA

It’s killing me that I can’t get over to the US for this, but buying a house does tend to suck up the spare change.  I’ll be saving up for next year’s SOC, that’s for sure.

Here’s the press release from Saab USA about the convention.  Notably, Jay Spenchian’s going to be doing a State of Saab 2006 presentation there.  Yes another reason i’d love be in the crowd.


Detroit, Mich. – The Saab Club of North America has announced that the 24th annual Saab Owners’ Convention will be held August 24-27, 2006 in Lake George, New York. The host hotel will be the Roaring Brook Resort and Conference Center, located just Southwest of the village of Lake George. This all-inclusive family resort is situated in the world-famous Adirondack region.  Go to for more information and registration.

While vintage Saab fans may know Lake George for the ice racing activities during the winter months, Lake George has been named one of the eight top places in the nation for fun, affordable family vacations by SmartMoney Magazine. The event will again have something for everyone.  In addition to Lake George, the area also lends itself to several fun side trips in the area including Ausible Canyon, Lake Placid and Fort Ticonderoga.

The 2006 Saab Owner’s Convention Committee will be chaired by Marc Fails. Beyond the events around the Concourse and People’s Award, notable activities scheduled for the convention include the ever popular autocross event and the dynamometer. 

Local clubs supporting the Saab Club of North America in the hosting of this event include the New York Saab Owners Club, Central Pennsylvania Saab Club, Washington DC Saab Club and New England Saab Association as well as the Vintage Saab Club of North America.

Saab Automobile USA will again support the event by bringing a selection of the Saab heritage collection, plus some of its newest products.  Jay Spenchian, Saab Automobile USA General Manager, is scheduled to deliver his keynote speech ‘State of Saab 2006’. 

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  1. Well, bummer. I did my first SOC last year and it was a blast. Something every Saab fanatic should do, at least once.

    I’ll bring the camcorder and digital camera when I go.

  2. Lake George isn’t that far from me, and I’d love to go, but I’d probably feel kind of funny not driving a Saab to get there ;).

  3. Well, Lake George is much too far from me to make it work (1000+ miles), but I’d like to go one day.

    Let’s hope the the chairman does better than his name suggests!!

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