2008 Saab Owners Convention Program Schedule

Posted on 07. Aug, 2008 by in 2000-2009

The final edition of the 2008 Saab Owners Convention Program Schedule has recently been received at Saab History and here it is.

The 2008 Saab Owners Convention will be taking place in Devens, Massachusetts from August 21st through the 24th.

Note: Most people will be attending the Friday night component to the convention, Saturday and Sunday morning, so please don’t be discouraged from attending even though many will miss Wednesday & Thursday for obvious reasons.

Reminder: Registration ends August 15th, so just 8 more days to get your registration in!

2008 Saab Owners Convention Program Schedule

Wednesday August 20, 2008
Time Event Venue
8AM – 5 PM Historic Boston Bus Tour Devens Common Center*

Thursday August 21, 2008

Time Event Venue
10AM – 5PM Registration Devens Common Center
6 – 9:00 Sponsors’ Reception – Cash Bar DCC Grande Ballroom

Friday, August 22, 2008
Time Event Venue
8AM – 5PM Registration DCC – Lobby
8:30 – 6:00 Dyno Museum Fields (7)
9 AM Saab USA Cars: Turbo X, Convertible Yellow Edition, 9-X BioHybrid Concept (pending transfer from Europe) plus a selection of Saab Turbo Heritage cars including the black 1985 900 SPG SpringHill Suites and DCC Grounds
9 – 6:00 Vendor Areas Open Museum Fields (7)
10:00 Parts Tent Opens DCC – Devens Club A&B
10 – 3:00PM Saab Test Drives Mass Development
11 AM Box Lunches Served DCC –
1 – 2:00PM Seminar – Nick Taliaferro; Performance Tuning Modern Saabs DCC – Executive Club
12:45PM VSCNA Poker Run – Walk up registration only, please don’t bring your cars. SpringHill Suites Hotel under the entrance canopy.
1 – 2 PM Poker Run Start – must complete by 4:15
2:15 – 3:15 Seminar – John Moss; Swedish Air Conditioning DCC – Executive Club
3:30 – 4:30 Seminar – John Libbos; Future Saab Product Development DCC – Executive Club
4:30-5:30 Seminar – Seth Bengelsdorf; So you want to write for Nines DCC – Executive Club
6:00 Cocktail Hour – Cash Bar DCC Grande Ballroom
7:00 Welcome Dinner DCC Grande Ballroom
8:00 Speaker – Mr. Sten Wennlo DCC Grande Ballroom
Responsible for Original Saab Turbo Development and Production

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Time Event Venue
8 AM SCNA Annual Meeting & Election DCC – Solarium
8 AM Registration – late arrivals and day trippers DCC – Lobby
8:00 – 5:00 Dyno Museum Fields (7)
9:00 Parking for Peoples Choice and Concours Museum Fields (7)
9 -10 AM Seminar – Bill Rand; Appraising Vintage Saabs DCC – Solarium
9 – 11:30 People’s Choice Open Voting Museum Fields (7)
9 – 11:30 Crisman Award Voting (21 and under) Museum Fields (7)
9 – 6:00 Vendor Areas Open Museum Fields (7)
9 AM Parts Tent Opens (if parts left) DCC – Devens Club A&B
10 – 3:00PM Saab Test Drives Mass Development
10:00 -11:00 David Prantl – Shadetree Air Conditioning DCC – Executive Club
11:00 – 12:00 Seminar – John Moss/Mike Connelly;
1977 EMS Turbo Prototype vs. 1978 99 Turbo Production DCC – Outdoors on the grounds, near the gazebo
12:00 PM Box Lunches Served by the Tent Museum Fields (7)
1 – 3PM Concours Judging
1 – 2PM Seminar – John Libbos; Turbo X DCC – Executive Club
2:15 – 3:15 Seminar – Peter Backstrom; Saab facilities in Trollhattan DCC – Executive Club
3:30 Cars / People Assemble for Group Photo Museum Fields (7)
4:00 Group Photo Shoot Museum Fields (7)
6:00 Cocktail Hour – Cash Bar DCC Banquet Hall
7:00 Convention Banquet DCC Banquet Hall
8:00 Speaker: Saab USA General Manager Steve Shannon; “State of Saab” presentation DCC Banquet Hall
8:30 Awards Presentations DCC Banquet Hall
9:30 Tire Kicking Parking Lots

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Time Event Venue
9 – 10:00 AM Saab Roundtable DCC – Banquet Hall
10:00 Parts Auction – John Moss DCC – Banquet Hall
11:00 Convention Closes

* start or meeting point
(7) = Number 7 on Devens map, page 12

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