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President's Letter - May / June 2017

Dear SCNA Members,

Being a part of the Saab Club has been an exciting experience for me. This is certainly not a position where you are often recognized on the street, but being a part of the SCNA board has offered many unique and memorable opportunities.

Just a few weeks ago, members of the board and I traveled to Pomona, California in order to visit the Sheraton Fairplex site for SOC 17. Part of our task was to scope out a few drives to find one that we hope to lead on Thursday, August 17, and Right Solution shop owner Walter Wong offered up a few ideas. Then, he threw the keys to a well-worn but capable SPG to VP Daniel Cahill, who returned with a wide smile and assurances that we have found the location of our summer drive. Coincidentally, Daniel now has the itch to add a classic 900 to his expanding Saab collection.

On the way home from California, I flew through Denver to spend a few days with my father. Of course, we took a ride to see Jerry Danner at Mile-Hi Automotive, and Jerry graciously introduced me to his staff and invited me to his home to view his personal Saab collection. My timing was perfect, as it was just a few days after he had started and driven the ’59 93B that I wrote about in my previous letter (and you can read about on page 8 in this issue! - Ed.). This amazing car will be attending the convention this summer in Pomona with Jerry, who has attended every SOC since the beginning more than 30 years ago.

By our next issue, the show season will be gaining momentum. In addition to local and regional club events, look for stories about Saabs@Carlisle in May and the eEuroFest in June, starting on page 24. Don’t forget that registration is now open for SOC 17, so check out https://saabconvention.com for more information and to reserve your slot.

Respectfully,

Sanford Bogage
President, Saab Club of North America