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The Saab Network was created on the Internet on October 1st, 1988 with the first message going out to subscribers 28 years ago today, October 10th, 1988. In the early 1990's, the collected discussions were put online on the first version of The Saab Network web site that lives on the warp.org server (which actually connected to the server over a 28 mile wireless connection from Mountain View to San Jose CA, to an antenna on top of the Fairmont Hotel). Later, it lived under it's current name, Saabnet.com, at Midcoast Maine, an ISP run by Jason S. and Jason P., who graciously gave it rack space and bandwidth until it made it's move back to California and lived on an $800/month!! T1 line (1.5Mbps). Now it lives on a 75Mbps connection (that is lot cheaper than that old T1) and it regularly is pumping out 20+Mbps of data. The site has had millions of Saabers visit it and 1/2 million visited it in just the last six months alone (Google Analytics). The bulletin boards and classifieds draw the heaviest traffic and Saabs are sold from coast to coast and even, quite often, internationally. This past year, a Saab was sold on the site in a record 9 minutes from the moment it was posted. See past users' feedback here: http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/class/feedback.html

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Now the best part... How do you win one of these $28 gift cards? It's very easy. Anyone can enter and to enter, all you need to do is to reply to this post (use the form below this message or Post Followup link) telling us which one of the Saabs you've owned that was your favorite Saab (year, color, mileage, manual/auto, and any other details you'd care to include! Include your email address in the email address field so you can be contacted if you win (this is filled in automatically for members). Entries will be accepted for one week and 10 winners will be chosen on or around the 17th. Gift cards awarded to your choice of store as long as it can be purchased online.

Thanks for all your support and kind words over the years. Although the back-end work has been a one person hobby/effort/job for 28 years, really it's been a community effort of millions that made this place what it is.


_______________________________________ Saabnet.com Webmaster Saabs Owned: 1973 Saab Sonett III (Current) 1983 Saab 900 Turbo 1985 Saab 900 Sedan 1990 Saab 900 1992 Saab 900S 1999 Saab 9-3 Turbo 2005 Saab 9-2X Aero (RIP 95K/Accident-guy ran stop sign) 2005 Saab 9-2X Aero (Current) 2007 Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2010 Saab 9-3X Wagon Winner 1996 Saab Owners Convention Rally Novice Class Winner 1999 Saab Owners Convention Rally (All Classes) Also Founder of two non-profits: Poverty2Prosperity.org RunClubMenloPark.org

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