Dear SCNA Members,
Throughout the holidays and into the New Year, we can often become nostalgic as we reflect on the things that we have and appreciate. At SCNA, we have loyal members and we thank them for their contributions to NINES and to the annual conventions. No matter where we hold SOC, local Saabs and Saab enthusiasts join those who come from farther away to meet and talk cars with each other. I appreciate the generosity of Saab owners, and their willingness to share their parts, knowledge and elbow grease with other owners. This past November, Tom and Patti Donney opened their showroom, garage and home to SCNA board members and friends as you will read in this issue. Tom’s amazing collection and his commitment to preserving the Saab brand inspire us all.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many mechanics who help keep our cars running. While some cars are resting for the winter, others are still being put to everyday use. I just had a serious problem with my 97 900 Talladega, and my local mechanic was able to obtain a used part and have the car up and running within a week. There are still thousands of Saabs registered in California alone, and we look forward to seeing more West Coast Saab’s at SOC 17 in Pomona. We are likely to see some well preserved, rust free if not sunburned cars. Most importantly, we will meet and hear from some of the independent mechanics who have worked for years to keep these vehicles running strong.
Thank you for being a part of the Saab community, and have a safe and enjoyable 2017. I look forward to seeing you at SOC 17, August 17-20 in Pomona, CA.
President, Saab Club of North America