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Saab Sighting Of The Week "Saab 9-3 Convertible

Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by .

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Photo Credit: Ross

Saab History frequenter Ross in Bridgeton, Maine has recently submitted a photo of a Saab sighting from a visit to Provincetown in Cape Cod, Massachusetts during the summer of 2009.

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The "Save Saab" Event In Jacksonville, Florida

Posted on 24. Jan, 2010 by .

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The North East Florida Saab Club in Jacksonville held a “SAVE SAAB” event on Saturday.

This was interesting location in Jacksonville, Florida, given it was one of Saab’s first ports in the United States besides Hingham, Massachusetts, starting in 1959.

They had a decent turnout as you can see in the photo. For more photos, please visit this link.

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The “Save Saab” Gathering In Brookline, Massachusetts

Posted on 18. Jan, 2010 by .

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There were approximately 88 Saabs in attendance at the “Save Saab” gathering in Brookline, Massachusetts.

This gathering was where the annual “Swedish Car Day” is typically held each fall.

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Saab History Looks Forward To The Week Ahead

Posted on 10. Jan, 2010 by .

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This past weekend is our last weekend we have until we learn about the fate of Saab Automobile this coming week.

As the news over this weekend is pretty much a non-event so far, I did manage to visit Boston on Saturday. During this trip, I visited the old neighborhood where I bought my first Saab (Charlestown, Massachusetts)! and even took a photo of the street corner where I bought it! I almost feel like I’ve come around full circle, and ironically, just before the news that we’ll learn about this week!

In gaining a lot of information with all of the appropriate parties, I cannot expect anything other than good news this coming week. Opposed to all of the drama we’ve been experiencing over the year, especially the big bumps this past fall from the dealership closures on Nov 13th, the Koenigsegg termination on Nov 24th, the wind down notice on the 18th of December, and the liquidation notice this past Friday the 8th, are all part of the bumpy road to broader horizons for Saab Automobile’s future. I had tough time believing this statement too until learning more about the status of Saab Automobile’s sale process recently.

We have until January 15th until Saab Automobile would be liquidated and as of now, the management of Saab Automobile in Sweden no longer has any autonomy over their subsidiary of GM, so it’s up to a new buyer to save the company.

I must say that from all of the good news I’ve learned over the last 24-48 hours that I hope will become a reality soon, I would be extremely surprised that Saab Automobile does not end up on top with a new buyer this coming week!

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Saab Owners Account Of The "Save Saab" Event at GM's HQ

Posted on 09. Jan, 2010 by .

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Keith Coleman of Cape Cod, Massachusetts made the trip to the “Save Saab” event at GM’s HQ earlier this week and had some incredible coverage.

I thought it was very important to show his coverage here with you about what kind of experience it was to him and what he thought about it overall.

To visit more of Keith Coleman’s incredible photography and videography work, please visit his website at http://www.keithcoleman.net/

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"Save Saab" Campaign Sends Strong Message To GM HQ

Posted on 05. Jan, 2010 by .

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Photo Credits: Saab History

I want to say, today was from what everyone that attending including the press have said, a great success. We had over 50 people attend which is phenomenal, and over 20 press members from local and national interviewing us.

Everyone that attended included folks from Cape Cod & Hingham, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, Wisconsin and as far away as Iowa! The true Saab spirit really was well represented and you could feel it.

The folks at GM were very supportive of this initiative today and despite the weather, we all hung out outside in the parking lot with the GM world headquarters as our backdrop for nearly 2 hours in the blistering cold and snowy weather to send our message.

The message we believed we were successful in sending was for GM to “Sell Saab”. We hope that the press coverage will be as positive as it can be in covering this event.

The job is not yet done as there is one last remaining aspect to the “Save Saab” campaign and that is for GM to Sell Saab.

It was clear today that they got our message, now they just need to do the right thing and complete the deal.

More to come!

The “Save Saab” initiative

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Saab History Arrives In Detroit Ready To "Save Saab"

Posted on 05. Jan, 2010 by .

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I finally arrived in Detroit late tonight, and will be resting up for a good day tomorrow where I plan to join others for the “Save Saab” gathering.

Some of the Saab enthusiasts will be traveling as far as Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Iowa to attend the “Save Saab” gathering. I want to sincerely thank all of the individuals that are attending, you are really showing your Saab spirit and now the whole world is watching!

For those are unable to attend, particularly here in the United States, please contact your state Senator or U.S. Representative as soon as possible. I managed to connect with my own State Senator, Susan Collins in Maine as she was passing by me in the Airport on my way to Detroit this morning. When I spoke with her, she said she already knows about the ongoing “Save Saab” campaign and said she’s doing all she can. That’s great that one of our Senators is well aware of the initiative, and here’s hoping the rest do too!

I also want to thank the press who are doing a continually outstanding and unprecedented job at reporting this Saab gathering as of late. Please keep up the great coverage and we hope to see many of you in Detroit tomorrow along with us!

I lastly want to thank my contacts recently at GM for being supportive of our initiative and I hope that we’re able to do our very best tomorrow in communicating our message in our gathering outside that Saab needs to be sold.

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

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The All New Saab 9-5 At The New England Auto Show

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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Photo Credits: Saab History

Saab History has recently attended the 2009 the New England Auto Show in Boston, Massachusetts to see the all new Saab 9-5. The last time we were at the Boston Auto Show was in the fall of 2007, when the North American premiere of the Turbo-X took place.

Having experienced the global debut of the all new Saab 9-5 back in September, this event was of course a smaller display, naturally as it is a continuation of the North American premiere which began in Miami during October.

Upon entering the show, we headed directly to see the all new Saab 9-5, which was a delight to see. This premiere in Boston, was the first time a new Saab 9-5 was in New England in twelve years. The last time a new Saab 9-5 was shown to the public for the first time in New England was during 1997 Saab Owners Convention in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. […]

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