Editor note: The hobby becomes politicized.

From: “Saleen Club Of America” <>
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 4:10 PM
Subject: Saleen Club of America Announcement

Most of you know, since our club started in 2003, we were not officially recognized by Saleen as a National Club and were not supported by the company – only until recently were we given any support for our events in sponsorship fees.

Our clubs purpose is to provide the members with activities, communications and information about Saleens and to live up to our motto “Fun, Friendships and Saleens“.

During a recent trip we made to Troy MI to meet with Saleen Performance Vehicles, our club and it’s position was discussed with the new owners.

Today, we are happy to announce Saleen Performance Vehicles has recognized the Saleen Club of America as the sole Saleen supported & recognized national club.

Mike Shields, CEO of Saleen PV, has shown his support and recognition of the SCOA by listing us as the only Saleen club on their website In addition, the 2010 Saleen Warranty book will include our club contact information and be the only Saleen club listed.

Also, with each new Saleen vehicle, owners will receive information about our club in a Special Edition of PoweRRR, which they will find in their trunk. The Special Edition will be an overview of the club, it’s events and members, plus on the back page, a special Membership Application with a (1) year free membership to the Saleen Club of America.

This is a major milestone in our club and shouldn’t be treated lightly.

We also want to extend an invitation to members of other Saleen clubs to join with us, have some FUN, makes some FRIENDSHIPS and enjoy our Saleens.

In the October 2009 issue of PoweRRR, you can read about the discussion, the agreement and meet Mr. Shields and his staff.

Charlie Smith, President
Saleen Club of America