9s 369

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Nines 369 – Apr-Jun 2022

Contents

  • 2 Editor’s Letter
  • 3 No Saab Without Paean by John Kuhn Bleimaier
  • 4 Discover the Black Hills by Sanford Bogage
  • 6 CarolAnn by Kelly Conaty
  • 9 Saabs Online
  • 10 9 Questions by 9s Editorial Team
  • 12 Scanwest SOC 2022 sponsor by Kelly Conaty
  • 14 SAAB Shots
  • 16 900 Turbo’s Renewed Celebrity by Evan Acuna
  • 18 At Your Service
  • 18 SOC 2022 Sale & Auction
  • 20 Saab Shops by Roger Harris
  • 23 SOC 2022 Volunteers Needed
  • 24 Logo Genesis by Kelly Conaty
  • 25 SOC 2022 Car Show Reminder by Jan Gravley
  • 26 SCNA Board Elections 2022
  • 26 Saab Club Info
  • 28 Tech Tips by Kelly Conaty
  • 29 Future Events

Editor’s Letter

by Jan Gravley

This is the first edition of 9s for me as Editor in Chief and I wanted to start by thanking Greg Abbott for his hard work and leadership in shepherding the magazine through the last year. It was the first year that SCNA published 9s entirely in-house and it was a challenging endeavor. Greg has recently taken on a new and exciting client so he is passing the torch. He remains on the editorial team and is a long-time and valuable member of the SCNA Board of Directors.

When I became a member of the SCNA Board, no one asked me if I could write. Had they, I would have answered with a resounding NO. Please bear with me (or is it bare?), I promise to do my best and write as little as possible. Promise. For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve been on the SCNA Board of Directors since 2018 and live in the Kansas City area with my husband of 25 years and my Koi fish. I currently own six Saabs. My oldest is 1972 95 V4 and my youngest is 2011 9-5 T4P. I purchased my first Saab in the mid-90s, a 1990

900S Cherry Red Sedan, and I’ve been driving Saabs ever since. Recently I received a little 95 as a gift from a total stranger and it has proven to be too much of a project for me, so I’m going to pay it forward. With the help of fellow Saaber Chris Hatfield, we will be hauling it up to South Dakota and placing it in the capable hands of my friend Anthony Ferra.

I want to thank everyone who took the time to submit Saab photos for the photo contest. A selection of black and white images that were submitted can be found on pages 14-15. A few photos are featured throughout this edition and other images will be used in future editions of 9s as well. Fellow SCNA member Kyle Webb’s photo from SOC 2017 in Pomona, CA of Walter Wong’s phantasmagorical 95 was chosen for the cover this month. The photo submission form will remain on the website (saabclub.com/submit) and for your convenience, we have added a simplified way to submit articles or letters to 9s. Please keep ’em coming. This is OUR magazine!

There is a lot of great information in this edition about this summer’s much- anticipated pilgrimage to the Saab Heritage Car Museum USA in the Black Hills of South Dakota for this year’s Saab Owners Convention. We will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Saab and have lots of exciting things planned. If you haven’t done so already, please register online and visit saabconvention.com for updates and details. Be there!

Thanks for your continued support,

Jan Gravley
Editor in Chief