Photo Credit: Saab History
With the Saab clubs in Europe taking the initiative to set up a convoy to Saab Automobile’s headquarters in Sweden, a week after the January 7th deadline, I think us here in the United States and Canada can do something even more effective.
I think it would make much more sense for us Saab owners and enthusiasts in the United States and Canada, to organize a nice convoy to Detroit. This convoy should take place next week, arriving within hours of the GM board meeting. this is the meeting where they will ultimately decide the fate of Saab Automobile’s future.
If we get enough Saab owners and enthusiasts parked outside of the GM Renaissance center in Detroit, perhaps we could really show them how serious we are in wanting Saab Automobile to have a bright future and be sold.
I think this would be the ideal location and timely, given that it would be on the day of the GM board meeting. Let’s get moving on this. Anyone know the time and date of the GM Board meeting next week? Let’s fill this parking lot and show a strong gathering of support for Saab! I think it would be a win-win for everyone involved. The press would of course love it too!
Assuming the weather is cooperative, all you need to do is drive there, park, hang out for a few hours, talk with the press, get some group photographs and show your Saab pride!
It’s up to those attending on the ground, to make the best determination as to exactly where on that day.
The press are already covering this event and it has not even started yet!
Automobile Magazine – Saab Convoy to Detroit to Save the Brand
Autoblog – Saab enthusiasts planning rally at GM HQ?
Jalopnik – Got A Saab? Head To Detroit To Help Save The Brand
USA Today – Saab Owners Organizing Convoy To GM Board Meeting
Motor Trend – Saab Enthusiasts Plan March On Detroit
The Swedish Wire – Saab Enthusiasts Gather In Detroit To Protest
Trollhattan, Sweden’s TTELA – Demonstration för Saab i Detroit
Bil Sport IN Sweden – Demonstration för Saab i Detroit
Goteborg Posten – Saab-entusiaster demonstrerar mot GM
Gay Wheels – Saab Enthusiasts Not Giving Up
Stockholm News – Manifestation for Saab planned in Detroit
AOL Autos wants to sponsor our signs! I think we get “SAVE SAAB” on them, what do you think?
Update 1.2.2009 1:50pm EST:
Who: Saab owners and enthusiasts coordinate here and e-mail each other.
What: Saab Enthusiast Convoy To Gather Near GM Rennaissance Center.
When: Meet On Tuesday, January 5th at noon. / Saab Car Gathering is at 1pm nearby.
Where: At the food court at the GM Renn Center. Click this link for more details and directions on the location.
The location where the vehicles will gather at 1pm here :
“There is a public lot at the corner of Atwater and St. Antoine right on the river that is only $3 per day. (Won’t find any cheaper parking near the Ren Cen.) It always has lots of extra capacity so maybe that’s a good choice. People can enter the Ren Cen from that side through the Winter Garden entrance on Atwater and the food court is on that same level.”
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