SOC 2010 — Great cars, great folks

Wow, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve written on SaabsUnited.  Too long.  Swade’s been keeping the place up well; I’m a fan of the remodel.  I hope that all are well.  Some of you I’ve seen today and I appreciate the goodwill.

Greetings from the Saab Owner’s Convention in Aurora, Ohio, USA.

I’ve loved the hospitality thus far.  No doubt in my mind that Saab people are, as a whole, great folks to be around.  The Saab Club of North America are to be commended for the great rapport that they enjoy with the owners that actively participate in events like this.  Naturally, it’s also very exciting to meet our brand’s corporate ambassadors at a grass-roots gathering such as this convention.

Needless to say, Victor Muller, Jan-Åke Jonsson and Mike Colleran don’t have to spend their precious summer weekends with us, yet they do.  And I, for one, am thankful for their generosity.

And, of course, the cars are magnificent, especially when you add Mr. Backstrom’s fleet (read:  museum collection) into the mix.   I’ve got a trove of photos to post, but I’ve not got the time at present for all.  This will have to do for now.

Unfortunately, after a few tribulations, my own 1991 900 Turbo Convertible developed a severe breathing problem as I approached Cincinnati, Ohio on my way to the SOC.  So, to make the story short, I swapped the 900 for a Chrysler 300C about one-third of the way into the trip.  Fitting.  (See what I did there?  900, 300, one-third.)  More on that later as well.

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