Saaby Christmas everyone!

Here is an explanation why Till is the one writing the x-mas post, Tim is out flying… hopefully the thing on the right won’t happen, if Santa doesn’t show up, you’ll know why 😉

Today is the 24th, so we here in Europe celebrate Christmas while the US guys still have to wait another day. So I’d like to take the opportunity to wish everybody out there a Merry Christmas. This year, just like two years ago Christmas is overshadowed by uncertainty for many working at or for Saab. While bankrupcy is sad in itself, it is even worse that this had to happen at that time of the year – again.

I have been very close to the events at Saab in 2009 and got closer and closer until today. I have also made many friends at Saab. They always made me feel like I am part of a family, the Saab family. I know that many of them don’t even dare to have hope any longer, as the past three years have been pretty exhausting for all. You went from the ultimate low to a high feeling and now back to an ultimate low again. I hope you can nevertheless enjoy a few days with your family and get some rest from what is going on. To all those Saab employees – if I could, I’d shake everybodys hand to thank you for all your efforts during the process and for all those great cars you designed and built for me. I admire the Saab spirit and I truly hope that you can continue your great work in Trollhättan.

Here’s to the community that welcomed me with open arms three years ago and made me a part of it. You are like an extended family for me and I am glad that I could meet quite a few of you in person over the past years. I hope you can also find a bit of peace while being among your family in the next days. This hunt for news we have been exposed to has been hard, and in the end quite a bit disappointing. Still, there is hope and if we can make a (late) Christmas gift to the people at Saab it is to create big events on the 14th and 15th of January to show the world that we are many, that we stand by our brand and that we want Saab to survive. The community could do that once with the convoys, let’s do it again. Make yourself heared.

If you should wonder why you should take those efforts, just take a look at the photo that Tim posted. Those are some of the people we are doing that for. And if this is still not enough, you are doing it for yourself, too. To be able to get a new Saab for many years to come.

Troels, Denmark
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Thanks! Merry Christmas! Hope for a “Phoenix-rising” off Saab in Trollhättan in 2012,,, !

alex
Member
4 years 9 months ago
Well said till, it has been a very long fight and one that i really hope may still have a positive outcome for all the Saab workers, but i have to confess it has taken the ‘icing of the Christmas cake’ for me when i think of all those that have lost their job, particularly a Saab friend local to me. As me and my family celebrate the festivities i will be thinking of all those that are going through this period of financial uncertainty and raise a glass to a return to employment very soon for all concerned and… Read more »
Lammie
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Has there been any positive news over the last 48 hours? Do we know if there are a number of possible bidders still looking to take the whole lot?

Swizzy
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Thank you Till for another great post here at SU. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012 to all SAAB-People in Trollhättan and the SU-Crew.
“The hope dies last”, personally I remain optimistic and I’ll keep the SAAB spirit alive.

kochje
Member
4 years 9 months ago

+1

dezzer
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Thank you SAAB for everthing, you are like a cool pillow on a warm night !!

Z!
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Boldog Karácsonyt minden SAAB-osnak! 🙂 Z!

KoGa
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Boldog Karacsonyt neked is 🙂

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Karl Ask
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Thank you all !!! And a merry christmas

mike900
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone… And all the best as the Saab saga resumes over the coming days 🙂

bpsorrel
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy, Saab filled New Year!

Alexandros
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year to All of you!

Olav
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas, all. A special Christmas greeting goes to all the SAAB employees.

Cheers from Norway
-Olav-
Always on the longest road home when out there with my SAAB. Always!

paul
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas to everyone here!

M.A.
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Thanks. Merry Christmas and Happy “SAAB” New Year!!!

Fenton
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas to all! Peace on earth and good will to men! Let us hope and pray that Saab will continue on so that many, like me, can one day take a factory tour of a bustling Saab production line in Trollhattan! My thoughts especially go out to all the employees there in Sweden as well as at the dealers throughout the world.

OliverH
Member
4 years 9 months ago

God jul.

martinsaab
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas, Till,

To you and your loved ones.
Would be great to meet you next year, be it at the Ouside Saab Meeting on Jan., 15th or in Spa, Belgium…
Best wishes,

Martin

martinsaab
Member
4 years 9 months ago

P.S. And thanks for the great work to the whole SU team!!!

paddan
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas and all the best to your family as well as the entire Saab community.

saabyurk
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Happy holidays to all, especially Saab employees and SU. For some good Christmas reading, check out this Saab article, and then scroll down to Matthew Cross’s comment, you’ll be glad you did!
http://www.torquenews.com/108/send-gm-coal-putting-saab-bankruptcy

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas to all!

spacy
Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Have a good one, everyone….2012 = Saabsphere

reindeer
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas! Joy to the World! And the Best Happy New Year for Saab!

tianalfred
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas, auto.qq.com said that Dongfeng, the third largest auto group in China, is ready to purchase saab’s assents, can anybody know this progress?

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Yes they said this, but no way to beat YM

JasonPowell
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas my friend

900 classic cab
Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone

Timeshifter
Member
4 years 9 months ago
Thank you! // WARNING! Emotional explosion… (Sorry for mistakes in text, I am not so good at languages) I wish, everything will be OK with SAAB. If not, at least, the people, I want them to realize, that not by having or using you are more a man, but by creating… One should buy things only to secure living and for process of creation of other things which will be useful for someone else. We end up in society full of people which cannot realize that their way of live is so wrong. They buys new car every 2-4 years,… Read more »
Martin T16s
Member
4 years 9 months ago

And also a very Merry Christmas from me. i wish us all the very best of luck next year whatever may come our way. We are a resilient force and our passion will NEVER die. Thank you too Alex for the mention. This week is an end of an era for me but I look forward to still being involved with our SAAB family as much as I can in the future. God bless you all.
Martin

Martin T16s
Member
4 years 9 months ago

martinsaab Hi I intend to bring my classic 900 to Spa, hope to see you.

Mark
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Have a great Saaby Christmas from downunder here in Oz!

Mike Aukerman
Member
4 years 9 months ago
What is Dr. Seuss could say something about all of this…. Every Swede up in Sweden liked Saab a lot. But the G-Minch, who lived far west of Sweden, Did NOT! The G-Minch hated Saab! The whole Saab way! Now, please don’t ask why. No one can say. It could be, perhaps, that their shoes were too tight. It could be their head wasn’t screwed on quite right. But I think that the most likely reason of all May have been that their brain was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, their brain or their head, They stood… Read more »
Martin T16s
Member
4 years 9 months ago

Brilliant!!!

Rufus Rudog
Member
4 years 9 months ago

More proud of Saab than ever and to the best dealer in all Washington DC Metro area, International Motors, http://www.imsaab.com/index.htm, thank you for introducing me to the Saab brand and all the great cars I have purchased from IM.
Saabist of Arlington

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