Event: Swedish Car Day XII

I’m very sad to pass on to you all that I won’t be able to attend either the Saab Owners Convention, nor Swedish Car Day, this year. Inside Saab isn’t immune from Saab’s current circumstances, so I’ll have to content myself with doing such things next year.

I attended Swedish Car Day in 2010 and I can tell you it’s one of the best events I’ve had the good fortune to be at. Boston is just a brilliant city and the work that Village Auto Group put into this event is amazing. Just check out the setting, for starters!

If you can get to this event, I strongly urge you to do so. You will absolutely love it.

This has been added to the Inside Saab events page.


When: 28 August 2011
Where: Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Website: http://www.facebook.com/swedishcarday

What: Sponsored by Charles River Saab, and its sister stores Boston Volvo Village and Volvo Village of Norwell, Swedish Car Day brings together Saab and Volvo owners together every year on the lawns of the gracious Larz Anderson Auto Museum. The event will feature over two hundred cars displayed on the lawn, and we can reliably expect that two-thirds will be Saabs. There will be cars of every vintage, some pristine, some well seasoned, and a number of modified examples as well. There will be a raffle, awards for displayed cars as chosen by the attendees, a parts tent, specialty vendors, guest speakers and for the first time, live music! Don’t forget to tour the museum’s collection!

As a warm-up for Swedish Car Day, on 27 August 2011 we will see the return of the Swedish Car Day Rally. This will be a scavenger rally, and the theme will be Greater Boston Parks and Gardens. The rally will finish at Charles River Saab and we will have an early evening barbecue and gathering for all Swedish Car Day enthusiasts to catch up with old friends and get geared up for the main event.


A couple of my photos from last year (it was HOT! and the weather was pretty warm, too)

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  1. So excited there will be an event this close to my home!! I will most assuredly be there with my 03 93. You will be missed Swade, but I’ll be sure to take tons of pics for you!

  2. That’s too bad Swade, but certainly understandable.  I am hoping to get my ’71 Sonett III that I picked up last fall to the SOC.  Since your Sonett articles on SU were partially responsible for me deciding to finally buy one, it would have been fun to let you get an up close look and take her for a spin!  Perhaps next year when the situation is better.

  3. Guess that ride in my Sonett that I promised last year will have to wait another year.  How about this?  Next year you can drive it to Swedish Car Day as I’m 100% I’ll be in my 9-3 Independence Edition convertible by then!

  4. It was great to see you in Boston last year! We’ll certainly miss you but will look forward to seeing you at the 2012 event!