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2003 Saab Owners Convention


PRESS RELEASE: SAAB Owners' Convention 2003
For Immediate Publication:

The SAAB Club of North America, Inc. is please to announce its selection for the 2003 SAAB Owners' Convention to be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, September 4-7th, 2003. The host hotel will be the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, located in the heart of Hershey. Recently undergoing a five year, 35 million dollar expansion, The Lodge features 635 rooms and was the proud recipient of the J.D. Powers & Associates 2002 Award for Upscale American Resorts.

Hosting the 2003 convention will be the Central Penn SAAB Club. Marc A. Fails, President of the Central Penn SAAB Club for the past 3 years; and organizer of SAABs@Carlisle for the past 4 years; will serve as Convention Chairman. Additional club support will be provided by members of the New England SAAB Association, The New Jersey SAAB Owners Club, the Washington DC SAAB Club and the recently formed New York SAAB Owners Club.

Hershey is the home to both Hershey Chocolate and The Reese's Candy Company. Besides candy, the area is noted for its golf courses, lush countryside and being a haven for the automotive enthusiast. Hershey is also the home of the Antique Automobile Collectors of America, and their new museum.

The upcoming event will have something for everyone, and will include many changes and improvements. Attendees will be able to pre-select their meals at time of registration, and registration pricing will be pro-rated on the front-end; you will pay a registration fee based upon the number of meals for which you will be present. Lunch will be included on both Friday and Saturday, outside where all the events are taking place. In addition to the Concours judging, there will also be a People's Choice Car Show, with additional awards and prizes. All SAABs will be parked in a SAABs Only Parking area on the resort property. (No worries about being parked next to a minivan in Hershey). There will also be a featured area for race SAABs and an Under 21 area, where Tuners and sound systems will have their own Concours judging. Of course there will also be an autocross and a countryside tour. For attendees choosing to arrive early, there will be a golf outing scheduled for Thursday afternoon, as well as shopping tours and a trip to the Day Spa, located at The Hotel Hershey.

Within the next few weeks, details will be posted at and If you would like to help on the convention planning committee, you may email Marc Fails.

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