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BASC is open to all enthusiasts and SAAB owners. We currently do not have a newsletter but we keep members informed about events through this web and the "Events" section on the B.A.S.C Bulletin Board on TSN . While current membership roles are over 100, events typically gather upwards of 25 members.
It is our intention to keep BASC dues-free, with a focus on local events and networking. Member participation is welcome for assistance with activities, resources, and networking. Please contact the Club President.
Founded in 1937, "Swedish Aeroplane Limited" launched its automotive division with the Saab 92 in 1949. In the years to follow, Saab would introduce the world to the improved 92, the 93, a wagon variant, the Saab 95, and their first performance car, the Saab 94. In 1969 Saab AB merged with the Swedish car manufacturer Scania-Vabis AB, and thus Saab-Scania was born. A decade later saw the creation of one of Saab's more iconic models, the classic Saab 900.
In 1989, GM acquired a 50% stake in Saab Automobile and spurred the launch of the new 900 in 1993, followed by the new Saab 9-3 and 9-5 in 1999. In 2000, GM purchased the remaining Saab shares, turning the company into a subsidiary of GM. The purchase yielded the first sport sedan version of the 9-3. GM sold Saab in 2010 to the Dutch manufacturer Spyker, but Saab eventually went into administration, the Swedish equivalent to America's Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Saab was finally sold to NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) in 2012 with plans to make electric Saabs in 2013/2014. Saab Automobile Parts AB was not included in the deal and was taken over by the Swedish National Debt Office, the Swedish government's central financial manager. Saab Automobile Parts AB is now owned by the Swedish government.