The 8th Annual Swedish Car Day 2007

Posted on 23. Oct, 2007 by in 2000-2009, Events

Photo Credits: Saab History

The 8th annual Swedish Car Day took place this past Sunday, October 21st, 2007. Well over 200 Saabs made it to Swedish Car Day over the course of the day this year from all over the North East region of the United States, although there was one enthusiast spotted with plates from Wisconsin!

The hosts of Swedish Car Day was Charles River Saab, who are the oldest Saab dealer in the United States and it was at this event where they celebrated their 50th anniversary (1957-2007) at this wonderful event.

The weather in the Boston area was also the best that I have seen in years and the enthusiasm followed suit. The Saab Owners and enthusiasts who made the journey certainly enjoyed the day getting to mingle with old friends, making new friends and buying Saab t-shirts & other items in celebration of one of the most beautiful settings for a car event in New England during the fall season.

The Saab Automobile USA Heritage Collection made another appearance which were carefully chosen and located throughout the event. These heritage collection Saabs included a nice surprise addition to the fleet this year, a beautiful bullnose Saab 95 as depicted above as photo number 11. Other Saabs from the heritage collection included the 1956 Sonett I, the 1967 Sonett II, 1970 Sonett III, 1966 SAAB 96 Monte Carlo 850, Skip Barber Pro-Series Saab & the 20th Anniversary Saab Convertible.

Dick Balsley and his staff responsible for the Saab USA Heritage Collection, whom some of you may have met at the recent 2007 Saab Owners Convention in Troy, Michigan, were also present and were spotted meandering through the beautiful collection of cars owned by fellow Saab owners and enthusiasts.

In the morning, Steve Shannon, President of Saab Automobile USA was on hand to take questions and meet with Saab owners and enthusiasts which was a nice treat for all who attended. I understand that due to the number of people anticipating his appearance, Steve Shannon received quite a series of questions!

Throughout the event due to the super weather, I managed to take a number of high quality photographs this year for those that were unable to make it. I hope these photos provide you a good idea of how well attended Swedish Car Day was and what kind of experience and impression it left on those who were able to to attend.

From the time I arrived at Swedish Car Day until I had to depart back home, I encountered many friendly faces, those familiar to me as well as many new acquaintances. These encounters were hard to put into words, and I think it was safe to say that everyone left Swedish Car Day with a smile.

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