2014 Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention Recap

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Hello everyone,

We had a wonderful inaugural Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention in Toronto, Canada this weekend. We are grateful for the support of SAAB owner’s from all over Canada as well as those who traveled from as far as Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Rhode Island, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey to name a few from the United States. Without your support, this event would not have been a success as you have made it.

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The weekend was filled with great seminars. One of the highlights being the SAAB Car Museum seminar by
Peter Backstrom. We were honored that he was able to join us for this convention.
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(Photo by David Tran)

There were many great cars from vintage to the current new generation 9-5. SAAB owners have an overwhelming pride in their cars. Too many pictures to include in this post, though.
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classic green convertible
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A special thanks to all of our sponsors who helped make this event possible:
Presenting Sponsor: SAAB Parts North America, Stage 9, SAAB of London/Ultimate Automobiles, Factory Tire,
Novus Tech, Concours Touch Auto Detailing, SAAB Club of Canada, SAAB Club of North America and NINES Magazine, Aktive Motors, BOOST Customs, Hot Rod Scott’s, and ONPOINT Dyno & Race Service.

This convention was organized as an opportunity for SAAB owners to get together to share their love and passion for this iconic brand. In the process, friendships were made that will last a lifetime. The SAAB community has weathered a tough few years. The brand is as unique as its owners and for some, their loyalty is immeasurable.

Thank you again to all who attended. Hope you had as much fun as we had in meeting all of you.
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(Photo by David Tran)

-Please copy and paste link below to see more pictures from the convention by Nickolay Kachev:
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-Please copy and paste link below to see more pictures from the convention by Kobie Mercury-Clarke:
http://s87.photobucket.com/user/kobie2/library/Canadian%20SAAB%20owners%20convention%20June%2028%202014

Regards,

Saxel

Co-Event Coordinator

Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention- Toronto, Canada- June 28 & 29, 2014

Hello from Toronto, Canada!

We are all so excited about the first ever Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention happening this weekend.

More information can be found at www.saabconvention.ca

I packed up my car for the trip…..proudly displaying my saabsunited license plate.
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Just arrived at the host hotel, the Westin Bristol Place.
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Nice to see the presenting sponsor, SAAB Parts North America setting up their tent.
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Glad to have SAAB of London/Ultimate Automobiles as a sponsor. They have brought several cars to the convention…love the custom Canadian convention logo on the hoods of their cars.
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Owner’s and enthusiasts are starting to arrive for the convention tomorrow. A big thank you to all of our sponsors and to Peter Backstrom from the SAAB Museum. He will be flying in on Sunday to conduct a seminar and will be a speaker at the banquet gala.

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Antique SAAB

NG 9-5

Even though SAAB is going through some uncertain times with many challenges ahead, owner’s in Canada and the U.S. still have a soft spot for a brand that defies logic. The SAAB Spirit is alive and well in North America! Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

Regards,

Saxel

Co-Event Coordinator

Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention 2014

Hello,

Members of the SAAB Club of Canada along with fellow SAAB owners and enthusiasts will be hosting the first ever
Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention on June 28 & 29, 2014 in Toronto, Canada at the Westin Bristol Place Hotel.
This event has long been awaited by many SAAB lovers all over Canada, and now it is finally confirmed.

More information can be found at www.saabconvention.ca regarding events, accommodations, ticket prices, etc. and will be updated periodically.

I have attached the press release below.

This is going to be a fantastic event. Please join us in a celebration to show our passion and support for this iconic brand!

Regards,

Saxel Nouth
Co-Event Coordinator

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2014

Announcing the first ever Canadian SAAB Owner’s Convention 2014 to take place in Toronto, Canada!

Are you a SAAB owner and are planning to take some time off on the 2014 Canada Day long weekend? Members of the SAAB Club of Canada along with fellow SAAB enthusiasts are excited to officially announce Canada’s first ever SAAB Owner’s Convention to take place on June 28th and 29th of 2014 in Toronto, Ontario at The Westin Bristol Place Hotel.

There has been much discussion over the years to finally host an epic event such as this in Canada. After listening to many enthusiasts, we realized that the time is right in 2014 to realize this vision. Whether you have a cherished classic, a perfectly polished 9000 Aero, a lightning fast Viggen, a Turbo X, 9-3 Sportcombi,
NG 9-5, or anything in between, this convention is for all!

We have something planned for everyone – place your car in the People’s Choice or Concourse Show Fields, listen to one of the many tech sessions planned including discussing Vintage SAAB Performance, discussing early SAAB rallying, SAAB tuning seminar, Ask A Mechanic, and much more!

A dyno will be on site for those of you who have made mods and want to measure your horsepower on site at this event. We will have a parts tent brought to us by our many vendors and sponsors as well as a swap meet for those who wish to sell parts individually.

Adding to the excitement is an Advanced Driving Academy which will be offered as an option to registered participants at Shannonville Racetrack on July 2, 2014.

There will also be a special presentation with updates on parts availability and service points. Don’t miss the chance to learn about the viability of keeping your SAAB on the road. The culminating night of festivities is the Awards Banquet with live music, and special guests.

Make plans to head for Toronto in 2014 to reunite with your old SAAB friends and make new ones! Keep checking back with www.saabconvention.ca for more details, event schedule, sponsor information, event registration and hotel accommodation information.

This will be a historic event! Be part of something new…

CANADIAN SAAB OWNERS CONVENTION 2014!

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