Saab Enthusiast Gathering To Save Saab Near GM HQ

Posted on 03. Jan, 2010 by in 2010-2019, Events

As part of a continued effort to “Save Saab”, I am providing this press release for you to pass onto your media contacts.

We need as much media attendance at this event as possible, with Saab’s fate to be determined by next Thursday.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Invite To Saab Enthusiast Gathering Near GM Renn Center To Save Saab

On Thursday, January 7th, a deadline will expire and GM will ultimately need to decide the fate of Saab Automobile.

“Sell Opposed To Shutdown”. There are two known interested parties that have submitted bids to buy Saab, Spyker Cars & Merbanco.

As time is of the essence, Saab Enthusiasts have therefore decided to take an initiative by gathering near GM’s world headquarters in Detroit, in order to send a message to GM to “SELL SAAB”.

Saab owners and enthusiasts from the U.S. & Canada will gather near the GM Renaissance Center at approximately 1pm by showing their unwavering Saab spirit in lining up their Saabs, holding Signs, taking group photographs and speaking to the press about how important it is to sell Saab.

Since GM emerged from bankruptcy court this summer, they are now 60% owned by the U.S. Government. Saab owners, Saab dealers and U.S. taxpayers alike, all want to see Saab sold in order to preserve thousands of jobs and and nearly $500 million dollars from the 218 Saab dealerships, small business assets in the United States.

“If there are 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.” says Ryan Emge, editor of SaabHistory.com, an independent promotional news site.

This timely event marks a final effort in the Saab Community to save a company that has historically seen the value in saving the lives of its customers.

What: Saab Enthusiast Gathering Near GM Renn Center To Save Saab

When: Meet On Tuesday, January 5th at noon. / Saab Car Gathering is at 1pm nearby. (Press To Attend)

Where: Lunch At GM Renn Cenn Food Court followed by Saab car gathering at the public lot at the corner of Atwater and St. Antoine alongside the bay behind GM Renn Center.

For more details, please visit: http://www.saabhistory.com/2009/12/30/saab-history-suggests-a-saab-enthusiast-convoy-to-detroit/

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8 Responses to “Saab Enthusiast Gathering To Save Saab Near GM HQ”

  1. Joshua Merritt

    03. Jan, 2010

    Hi Ryan, best of luck with the event, I’m hoping for the best for Saab. . . they deserve a strong independent owner, not a corporate behemoth that has lost touch of niche markets and high design.

    I designed a t-shirt, featured in my online boutique, called “God Save the Swedes.” It’s my way of keeping my fingers crossed for Saab. Check it out at http://www.clothmoth.com/products/saab.

    All the best, keep up the great work. -Joshua

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  2. Torbjörn Wikström

    04. Jan, 2010

    Hi all,
    There are loads of people in Europe supporting this event. Many people that believes in SAAB and want`s to drive something different in the years to come. Do the best you can. Gather as many people and SAABs you are able to. Show up! This event is already written about in the media in Sweden so let it become a success. I will buy you a coup of coffee if you come to Stockholm for everyone taking the time and effort . Without the small manufacturers the car industry will become less exiting.

    Show´em

    Torbjörn Wikström
    2nd generation SAAB enthusiast
    Stockholm
    Sweden

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  3. Michael

    05. Jan, 2010

    Greetings from Slovakia. Best of luck with the even & do your best. You are not alone. All Saab fans take a part on the events in the Europe. I agree with Torbjorn. Do you come to Europe you will be welcome.
    Griffin Up

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  4. Saabman

    09. Jan, 2010

    Why cant every Saab owner in the world join and make a cooperative and buy Saab from GM… :-)

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  5. Tim

    30. Aug, 2010

    Oh Saab! This is a car that cannot be placed on the car grave yard. The Saab is a classic and beloved vehicle that has seen many generations drive and continue to drive these magnificent cars.

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  6. Private Number Plates

    01. Dec, 2010

    It would be a shame if the great name Saab joined others like Triumph and Healey, never to be used again

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  7. Reg

    08. Dec, 2010

    What was the result of the meeting? Has Saab come to the end of the road?

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