Wether you are part of a Saab Club or a group of like minded Saab nuts that like to just get together and talk cars, nothing beats having a clean car and being able to have a little car show or to even be a part of a large car show.
Often we hear stories about what Saab has meant to individuals and how connected they are to the brand. The one important side to the connection to the brand is that connection runs deeper and there is a connection to the people. Most will join a club or group because they want to have a place where they feel they belong or are appreciated and as a whole, Saab fits that bill very well because to the outside world, they don’t get it.
I have heard of Clubs and Groups that are not overly welcoming or not welcoming at all to people with newer Saabs and have even heard reasoning in a way that is beyond anything that could ever make sense to me. The reason I keep hearing is that the cars are not Saab enough. My way of thinking to these kinds of statements is that if Saab is put into a box of what it can or can’t be by anyone, that will be it for me. I like new and old and everything in between. As I said to people in a conversation in the social media world this week, if you have a new 9-5 or an old 96 and want to talk or share your car with me, I am all ears and eyes and will give you my time. We all belong.
There are more groups and clubs that I see everyday that obviously share my way of thinking and that helps to keep me energized and proud of everyone here that I come across.
One such group is SAABSTANCE out of Singapore. This group has been on SU before for some of their meets and they are a little different in some ways. We recently had a post about the special 900s that are within this club and just how expensive it is to own an older classic and the commitment and love for the brand these folks have. Yes they have some old 900s but they also have performance cars with Hirsch, Maptun and everything in between.
This is a group that makes reasons to get together and they include everyone, even the families. Case in point, it’s May so what better time to have a MayDay Mania Event and invite all the families as I saw in this album on my friend Abel Tans facebook.
A delightful holiday calls for a gathering amongst us for a great arvo of great friendship, sharing, laughter and great family time as all SAAB-ists unite and share the passion for the Jets we so dearly adore. Svenska Aeroplan AktieBologet
What is your group or club like, is everyone welcome? I hope so because that is what Saab is to me, it’s a community and everyone is welcome. My customers know this and many of you know that I am easy to get a hold of and love to share in this SAABAHOLIC thing. Thanks to SAABSTANCE and all the other groups, artist and clubs around the world that keep fuelling my addiction that is Saab.