Although little known, Saab cars found their way to the far Japan. And not only that, but in Japan there is a very strong SAAB club that brings together a large number of Saab fans.
SAAB OWNER’S CLUB OF JAPAN founded in 1982, and consists of SAAB enthusiasts, and The main aims of their club are to build the friendship between SAAB lovers, and to love and enjoy SAAB for a long time. All over Japan, there are more than 100 members.
Their members have Saabs of wide range, from early SAAB, rare in Japan, Saab 92, Saab 96, Saab Sonett II, Saab Sonett V4, Sonett III and 99 to classic Saab 900, Saab 9000, new 900, classic Saab 9-3, Saan 9-5 and latest SAAB, new Saab 9-3, and they all enjoy Saabing together.
Their big meetings are “SAAB DAY”, “Vintage Saab meeting” and the New year meeting. About 10 small meetings are held a year. SAAB DAY, held in evry autumn from 1997, is the biggest, the most famous and the most exited Saab event in Japan. This is a festival that SAAB owners get together from all over Japan and enjoy SAAB greatly. Also, The monthly meeting is also held in Tokyo and Nagoya. See this large event report, just for 2015.
We have two publications for members, “SAAB WAY” and “SOCJ NEWS”. “SAAB WAY”, club magazine, is published several times a year, and carries many contents, such as event reports, contributions from members and serials etc. “SOCJ NEWS”, monthly club newspaper, carries current topics about our club and SAAB cars, informations of club events and membership etc.
Their last major event organized in September, it was 19th SAAB DAY. Here’s how it was at their last gathering (The gathering was held three days ago) and see report from 19th Saab day in Japan: