The GM Heritage Collection, building on their close connection with the Saab Club of North America (SCNA), is including the club in its 'General Motors GMNext' program. Designed to focus on the company's next 100 years while celebrating the accomplishments of the first 100 years (to be officially celebrated for a week culminating on September 16, 2008), SCNA will be choosing a single car that is most representative of the Saab brand at their National Saab Owners' Convention this summer.
SCNA President Ian Glenday said, "It is a labor of love for our members to care for and prepare their cars for the joy of showing them with others. The special 'Heritage Collection' award for a club member's Saab judged to be our club's best example of the brand is especially nice. At the Saab Owners' Convention for 2008 at Devens, MA in August we will be choosing the best of the best Saab in the Concours competition. I'm sure that this prestigious award will help us promote this aspect of the convention and be fitting recognition for a member who has painstakingly prepared their Saab so that others may appreciate the 'best example of the Saab brand.' "
The GM Heritage Center presented the SCNA with a Club Kit with a machined aluminum 'Heritage Collection' commemorative plate mounted to an award plaque. Until now, these plates have appeared only on vehicles belonging to the GM Heritage collection. The plaque will be awarded to the member's vehicle that is judged to be the SCNA's best example of the brand. Once the winning vehicle has been selected, the GM Heritage Center will have the owner's name and vehicle engraved for the plaque.
The GM Heritage Center also presented the SCNA with a specially created commemorative shadow box that recognizes the SCNA's contribution to preserving the Saab brand, which is part of the GM organization.
SCNA members will take advantage of the offer of a free visit to the Heritage Center (located in Michigan). Dates for the visit are being planned now.