After a 2 year hiatus, we wanted to come back with a bang. Well with 189 cars attending Newark Air Museum on the 28th May, we smashed our last event total of 79 by miles.
The day started out with 6 different convoys meeting up around the country, Enthusiasts were able to experience their drive to the main venue with other Saab Owners. Merging at the gate around 1030 at the Air Museum. already creating a unique start to such a great day. With over 100 Airframes and 3 of which being Saabs, their cockpits open to us to view, there was plenty to see and do.
We was absolutely humbled by the response. The cars attending came from far and wide. With such variety. With 2 Sonett II's, 2 Sonett III's, a few 96's, some 95's all the way through to some stunning NG9-5's. Suffolk Saab, our sponsors had a great range of genuine Saab items, including a few rare bits. Noob Tune attended for a second time, making a few more owners smile on the way home. This years auction was on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, we raised £331.51 on the day. An awesome amount, thank you all!!
Us, the organisers could not have done this without our close friends and family, some of which do not even own a Saab. We had 3 volunteer photographers from the Lancaholics group along with our in house photography team, SM Photography and Co. All of whom gave up their time for our passion, for that we are grateful. With only 5 volunteer Marshalls guiding the cars to their parking slot, they made light work getting all 189 in place promptly, without them, it would have been chaos. Finally, thank you to Saabs Unleashed, who's YouTube channel made a fantastic review, you are most kind. Link to the video here.
The comments and posts on facebook that came after the day are phenomenal. This event could only have happened with your support, we are so grateful to all who attended, it was out utmost pleasure to host this event for so many who share our passion.
We are looking forward to planning the next event for us all to enjoy, although in order to grow. We need more help. If you would like to volunteer to help with marshalling or photography on the day contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org