SOC getting nearer

It’s just about time for all you Yanks, and a few visitors as well, to mosey on up to New York for the 2006 SOC. I wish I could be there as well.

The following is a press release from Saab USA detailing some of the official booty that’ll be there for you to see.


Saab Enthusiasts Head for the Adirondacks

Detroit, Mich. – Saab owners and enthusiasts will gather to celebrate their passion for their cars and the Saab brand at the 24th annual North American Saab Owners Convention. One owner will journey from the land down under – Australia that is. This year’s event will be held August 24-27, 2006 in Lake George, New York at the Roaring Brook Resort and Conference Center. This all-inclusive family resort is situated in the beautiful scenery of the famous Adirondack region. Go to for more information.

More than 200 vehicles are expected to be displayed and join the weekend activities such as the Concours d’Saab, the People’s Choice Contest and technical seminars. Saab Automobile USA will also bring a array of vehicles, ranging from the award-winning Aero X concept car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, a collectible 9-3 Aero Convertible “20 Year Anniversary Edition”, as well as a number of vehicles from the Saab USA Heritage Collection. Among them a freshly restored 1970 Saab 99, a 1973 Sonett III as well as a 1991 900 Turbo SPG – all considered milestones in Saab’s nearly 60-year history as an auto manufacturer.

“Saab owners are unique in terms of their affection for their vehicles and the brand,” said Jay Spenchian, Saab Automobile USA General Manager. “This annual convention provides a unique opportunity for passionate Saab supporters to come together, sharing experiences and stories centered around their cars.” Spenchian will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday night banquet, updating participants on the “State of Saab 2006.”

I’ve actually heard of a second Aussie going along to the event, though I can’t remember who he is. Some guy from Sydney. The one I know about is Steve B from Melbourne, owner of a rather extraordinary classic 900.

If any of you folks are going along I’d love some good photography to be passed this way 😉

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  1. Well, pictures may have to wait until convention attendees get home. I called the hotel yesterday and discovered that internet access is dial-up only. They’re trying to install a wireless network but it won’t be ready in time for the convention.

    Oh, well.

  2. Yep – That would be me (the token soc going aussie) and cannot wait to come along again. Be interested to hear who the other aussie is tho! Be rest assured I will post a tonne of pics and a lot will appear in teh belated Winter version of SaabMissions which i will design when I get back!
    cheers for the moment from UpState NY!
    Steve B

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