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Video Report: Saab Owner’s Convention 2017

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Yet another summer and another Centralized gathering of Saab Enthusiasts (SOC 2017) and their Saabs from all around the US region took place in Los Angeles (Pomona), California (in August 17-20 ).

What a big Saab Community, which is not a miracle, because most Saab cars have been sold in the United States. Not so much Cars like the Saab Festival in Trollhättan oder the IntSaab in Germany but glad to see that there are some other Enthusiast in the USA.

SOC is hosted by the Saab Club of North America, Inc, a non-profit corporation. And, this is their 35th annual Saab Owners’ Convention, but only the second one ever to come to California, and the first since 1996.

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Thanks  to the guy behind the Youtube car channel, we can enjoy a video report from this event in two video parts.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.


  • Quite the turnout!
    It was a pleasure attending my first Owner Convention – looking forward to future ones.
    Thanks to all who made it possible, and to our National Club officers who came out to the west coast and arranged the Gathering of the Swedes!

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