"SAAB Takeover Convoy"

Our 6th annual convoy to SAABs@Carlisle will start in Richmond, Va, on Friday morning, May 18th with stops in; Charlottesville, Opal, Haymarket and Leesburg, Va, then a meetup with the Maryland group in Frederick, Md. This has quickly grown into a wonderful event, with the help of; Virginia SAAB Driving Club, Virginia SAABs, SaabKlubben of Charlottesville, S.A.A.B.S.and The SAAB Project. Come on out and join us, for a wonderful drive through the very scenic backroads of; Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania --- to the largest gathering of SAABs in North America!!

We are expecting 30+ SAABs in our convoy this year. Last year's convoy was a huge success, with 20 SAABs and we have already added 11 more SAABs to our local clubs/cells.

We will once again have our "Duel Challenge" between the Richmond and Charlottesville groups, with another "bragging rights" prize up for grabs.

Dual Start: Wawa - 10373 Sliding Hill Road Ashland(Richmond), VA
Arrival time: 7:45 AM
Departure time 8:00 AM
Distance to next stop: 71 miles

Dual Start: C'ville Coffee - 1301 Harris Street Charlottesville, VA.
Arrival time: 7:45 AM
Departure time: 8:00 AM
Distance to next stop: 74 miles

1st Pit-Stop: Sheetz - 10101 James Madison Highway Bealeton(Opal), VA
Arrival time: 9:30 AM
Departure time: 9:45 AM
Distance to next stop: 36 miles

2nd Pit-Stop: 7-11 - 4075 Sudley Road Haymarket, VA
Arrival time: 10:30 AM
Departure time: 11:00 AM
Distance to next stop: 22 miles

3rd Pit-Stop: St. John the Apostle Catholic Church - 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr NE Leesburg, VA
Arrival time: 11:30 AM
Departure time: 11:35 AM
Distance to next stop: 23 miles

4th/Final Pit-Stop:ExxonMobil / CVS - 400 South Jefferson Street Frederick, MD ***Rear Parking Lot***
Arrival time: 12:10 PM
Departure time: 1:00 PM
Distance to next stop: 67 miles

Destination Point: SAABs@Carlisle - 1000 Bryn Mawr Road Carlisle, PA
Arrival time: 2:45 PM

All are welcome to join in and participate, even if you are coming from farther South or West. Everyone who signs-up AND participates in the SAAB TakeOver Convoy will be eligible to win a SAAB Swag Bag. All SAAB Owners who bring at least 2 SAABs will receive a special event shirt and be eligible to win our annual SAAB Cup trophy, which goes to the SAAB owner/family who brings the most SAABs to participate in our Convoy. You must sign-up and participate, to be eligible for the awards. Our big event sponsor is, once again, The SAAB Network(Saabnet), with help from RBM SAAB Parts and Krona Performance.

We will also be offering the following SAAB Swag:

1) Long Distance Award - special SAAB gift to the participant that travels the farthest.
2) 1st-Timer Gift - special SAAB gift to any first-time participants.

Those interested, in attending / participating can PM us, to sign-up and get registered for the prizes / giveaways. So spread the word and get in on the largest SAAB Convoy to SAABs@Carlisle!!

Important Note:
The most important thing to bring is a handheld two-way radio. You can pickup a FRS(Family Radio Service)/GMRS(General Mobile Radio Service) one for about $20. As this convoy grows, being able to effectively communicate, amongst all of the participants is becoming more and more critical. A cell phone / app just cannot deliver on par with two-way radios. It is the best way to keep everyone informed during the convoy. Based on past experience someone is going to; get separated from the pack, make a wrong turn, see a hazard someone else does not see or have an emergency. If you have participated in a long drive convoy, you know the best part is the added fun level, with the radio talk and chatter between cars -- it makes the drive much more enjoyable!!!

Toys for Tots:
We are also asking that each participant in the SAAB Takeover Convoy bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots challenge. The Central Penn SAAB Club has made a commitment to help with this worthy cause and we will be delivering the toys upon arrival at SAABs@Carlisle.

........and stay tuned to this thread for the upcoming video/docudrama of the 2017 SAAB TakeOver Convoy to SAABs@Carlisle '17!!!