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Cherry Hill Saab Receives First MY 2010 Saab Deliveries

Posted on 09. Apr, 2010 by .


Photo Credit: Cherry Hill Saab

Cherry Hill Saab, a longtime Saab History advertiser and supporter who recently attended the New York Auto Show, that will be starting up advertising efforts here again shortly, have just received their first 2010 model year Saab deliveries.

The two deliveries that traveled from Sweden via Wallenius Wilhelmson to the Port of Newark, New Jersey consist of a Saab 9-3 Aero convertible as well as a 2.0T convertible in silver and carbon gray.

Today marked their first new products in over 400 days, a significant milestone for them with their new agreement with the newly created Saab Cars North America organization under Spyker ownership.

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Saab Cars North America Receives $1.2 Million Tax Credit Towards Royal Oak, Michigan Headquarters

Posted on 16. Mar, 2010 by .


This just in from Michigan Governor Granholm’s office & the Michigan Economic Development Corporation regarding Saab Cars North America’s new headquarters in Royal Oak, Michigan.

– Saab Cars North America – The global automaker plans to invest $2.4 million to establish its North American headquarters in Royal Oak, focusing on marketing, sales and product evaluation. The project is expected to create 158 total jobs, including up to 60 directly by the company.

The MEDC estimates the increased economic activity created by the project will create an additional 98 indirect jobs.

Based on the MEDC’s recommendation, the MEGA board today approved a state tax credit valued at $1.2 million over five years to encourage the company to expand in Michigan over a competing site on the East Coast.

The city of Royal Oak has approved an abatement valued at $29,000 to support the project.



Date: March 16, 2010
To: Michigan Economic Growth Authority
From: Amy Deprez, Manager
Packaging Team

Marcia Gebarowski, Project Specialist
Packaging Team

Subject: Briefing Memo – Saab Cars North America, Inc.
High-Technology High Wage (Lookback) MEGA Credit

Saab Cars North America, Inc.
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48265

Saab AB is a Swedish company engaged in vehicle manufacturing. In 1990, General Motors purchased controlling interest in Saab AB, and in 2000 bought the remainder of the company. Spyker Cars N.V. purchased GM’s interest in Saab Automobile AB, for a mixture of cash and preference shares, resulting in Saab Cars North America, Inc. being established as the North American operations of Saab AB.

Spyker Cars N.V., no relation to the prior Spyker Company, is a private company, founded in 1999, and headquartered in Zeewolde, Netherlands. Saab will be a stand-alone niche manufacturer with three or four model lines. Spyker believes strongly in the benefits to be achieved in the sharing of certain assets and technology services, especially Saab’s extensive global network of 1,100 dealers, marketing & sales, merchandising, promotion and sponsorship activities.

Saab Cars North America, Inc. is a new entity without a presence in Michigan currently.

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JMK Saab Participates In NYC "SAVE SAAB" Convoy

Posted on 22. Jan, 2010 by .



Photo Credit: JMK Saab

Longtime Saab History site supporter and advertiser, JMK Saab in New Jersey are sending a number of staff members to the “SAVE SAAB” convoy in New York City this weekend.

Here’s their message about their commitment to Saab and this unprecedented global campaign. We’re looking forward to their coverage of the Saabs rolling down Times Square, that will be incredible!

Go JMK Saab!

The reason why we are doing this is because we just want to see our beloved brand saved. We want a chance to continue what we do best and that is to sell and service Saabs. We as a group have all been in this together and it has been a very challenging time. We have had support from our employees and our customers . We want to show what ever support we can. We are fighting for Saab as long as it takes.

Some comments from employees –

– I am here to show my support and allegiance to a car company that I have been affiliated with throughout my career.

– I am here to show people love their SAAB.

– I am a loyal employee and owner of a Saab and would like to see a bright future for this terrific brand.

– I have given 12 years of service to JMK Saab and also an owner of a Saab we deserve our chance.

JMK Saab
345 Route 22 East
Springfield, NJ 07081

Phone: 888-500-9021


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"Save Saab" Campaign Sends Strong Message To GM HQ

Posted on 05. Jan, 2010 by .



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 .


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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Saab Sighting Of The Week – Three Saabs In New Jersey

Posted on 23. Dec, 2009 by .



This week’s Saab Sighting of the week comes from Bob in New Jersey who saw two other Saabs parked next to one another, so it was logical to park next to them and snap a photo of the three together.

As we know, Saab owners typically like to go out of their way to park alongside other Saab owners. Here’s more proof!

A thanks to Bob for the submittal, happy Saabing!

Hi —
Great website! After looking at your Saab Sightings section, I had to submit mine. I was looking for a parking spot at the local shopping center in Garwood, NJ when I happened to spot a 9-5 wagon and 9-3 sedan parked next to each other. There was an empty space on the right, so I just had to park my 1996 900 S two-door alongside for a triple sighting!


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Saab History Visits Pioneer Saab Dealership

Posted on 30. Nov, 2009 by .


Film Credit: Saab History

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Pioneer Saab in South Deerfield, Massachusetts which was the first Saab dealership that I had the opportunity to experience many years ago.

Having grown up Western, Massachusetts and owning my first Saab while experiencing this dealership, I began to realize why many others like me, continued their ownership and loyalty to products that come from Saab Automobile in Sweden. While the products have been great, it was the dealership like Pioneer Saab as I continue to learn, that significantly contributed to keeping me and many others in the region with Saab, over the years.

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Cherry Hill Saab Of New Jersey Proud To Be Selected As Part Of New Saab Cars North America Organization

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .


Cherry Hill Saab of New Jersey, a proud Saab History site sponsor is excited to emphasize that they have been selected as one of the Saab dealerships as part of the new Saab Cars North America organization.

As you may remember, Todd of Cherry Hill Saab worked with me this past spring interviewing the former President of Saab, Steve Shannon during the North American debut of the 2010 Saab 9-3x at the New York Auto Show.

A pleasure to see Cherry Hill Saab selected as one of the 137 Saab dealerships and wish them a bright future just around the corner.

Here is their piece below:

Todd Agostini announces that Cherry Hill Classic Cars and Cherry Hill’s Classic Saab will retain their Saab Franchise and look forward to a great future with the new 9-3x, an all-new 9-5 and the new Luxury Crossover the 9-4x. Special thanks to our customers for their patronage and we look forward to serving you with excellent service for years to come! For details, contact Cherry Hill Classic Cars at 856-424-5300 – ask for Todd Agostini!

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