Saab Owners Convention – 1988

Posted on 11. Aug, 2009 by in 1980-1989, 2000-2009, Events


Photo Credit: Doug Chadwick

The 1988 Saab Owners Convention took place on July 22nd through the 24th, 1988 in Wilmington, Delaware.

This location in Wilmington, Delaware is known as “New Sweden” and the convention was “themed” under a special anniversary year since the first Swedish Immigrants entered America in 1638.

A thanks to Bill Jacobson at Sports Car Service for the information from a posted he loaned Saab History in order to capture the following information in lieu of a booklet and official writeup of the event from the planning committee at the time:

The event was kicked off by Jenny Trostel, who introduced a number of Saab personalities such as Bob Sinclair, Lennart Lonnegren, Karen Nobile & Arsey Miller who also sponsored the convention as part of the Saab-Scania of America team.

JULY 22-24, 1988

New Sweden 1638-1988
Celebrating The 350th Anniversary of the Swedes and Finns First Permanent Settlement in North America.

A Gathering For All Saab Owners

* Concours & Rallye
* Saab Dignitaries
* Parts & Sales Exchange
* Technical Sessions
* Awards Banquet
* Family Fare Historical Tours
* Fun, Fun, Fun!!

Wilmington Hilton Hotel

For More Information Write:
Delaware Valley Saab Club
Convention Information
36 S. Cliffe Drive
Wilmington, DE 19809

Also special thanks to Saab Enthusiasts, Doug Chadwick for the photography and Stefan Vapaa for the emblem and Tim Winker for the video.

I am still looking for the original booklet and any photography of this event as well.

This convention is also listed on the Saab Convention Archive here on Saab History.

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