P4 West On Octoberfest

Look what I found while searching on NEVS just now. It’s none other then our own Tim Rokka talking about Octoberfest and NEVS first appearance to the fans of Saab.

Tim Rokka Photo: Victor Jensen

When I do the Google translate it sounds like quite the headline, NEVS hits Saab fans. Lets hope it’s a little more civilized although sometimes Google translate makes for some very entertaining reading.

NEVS states to P4 West the importance of good relations with the fans and they most definitely realize the importance in this. We quite often hear complaints about how quiet they have been but in this case, they have accepted the invite to take part in the festivities at the museum for Octoberfest and to put a face to the company which in itself is a nice step forward to starting a more personal relationship with the fans.

It’s great that they want to be with and talk directly with their current and future fans. It gives the course a form of credibility to the company. People want to know things and people want to see them. You need to have a face to what one hears, says Tim Rokka, who is one of the organizers.

A lot has been written and speculated about NEVS/Saab and the future we will all hold together with a lot of un answered questions. For the first public appearance of the company to be held with the fans speaks volumes to me about a company that realizes the importance of their fan base. I know there are still a ton of unanswered questions when it comes to the future products of the new Saab and I honestly don’t know how many of these questions will be answered at such an event but we can feel good that the company to represent our brand wants to connect with us the fans.

Thanks Tim again for within your busy schedule of flying, attending a meeting at the museum and regular responsibilities (all in the last couple of days) for always making yourself available when people like Victor Jensen come calling and representing Saab and getting the word out when things like this are going on.

phermansson
Member
4 years 5 days ago
He called me thursday morning. I had arrived on a flight from Antalya to Stockholm at about 2 AM in the night, checked in to my hotel room at about 3:20 AM and couldn’t fall asleep for at least 2 hours. Woke up at about 9:30 and I think it took me at least 2 minutes before I realized who I was talking with =P A few hours afterwards when I was on a flight back to Gothenburg I sort of started to wonder what I had really said in that interview so I had to call Victor up and… Read more »
RS
Member
4 years 5 days ago

“It’s great that they want to be with and talk directly with their current and future fans.”

I’d like to think we are/were loyal Saab customers first and foremost. Which is not something that’s based on emotion but reason. A car is typically the second biggest financial investment for most of us and it transports and protects our families.

Being ‘a fan’ is something I associate with sport or arts. To admire a company or its products is something else IMHO.

Daniel B
Member
4 years 5 days ago

Nice Pic Tim,

Is that the new car?

JH
Member
4 years 5 days ago

My thought exactly! Keep up the good work, Tim (and SU Crew), and enjoy the NG 9-5 (if it’s yours). 🙂

phermansson
Member
4 years 5 days ago

No, unfortunately not my new car… that photo was taken in may 2011 during our first event with ANA. We got to borrow 5 x 9-5’s from Saab and I had the pleasure of driving one of them for 5 days! =)

conrad
Member
4 years 5 days ago

is that leather or cloth.

looks nice inside.

Olav
Member
4 years 5 days ago

I want to thank you, Tim, for what you are doing for the SAAB community. We really owe you alot, and you should at least know that your efforts here are highly appreciated!

You are a true SAAB Hero! 🙂

Cheers and have a nice weekend from Norway
-Olav-
Always on the longest road home when out there with my SAABs. Always!

Olav
Member
4 years 5 days ago

I forgot to also mention the SU Crew. Sorry! Thank you guys, without you……..

phermansson
Member
4 years 5 days ago

Thank you Olav, but I’m just doing this because I think its fun and because I love the cars and the brand! =)

All the guys who stay with Saab regardless of the bankruptcy are the true heroes!

Olav
Member
4 years 5 days ago

Yeah, I know, but you deserve an extra cred today 😉

Have a nice weekend! 🙂

phermansson
Member
4 years 5 days ago

Thank you, will I see you at the Oktoberfest?! =)

Olav
Member
4 years 5 days ago

I wish I could, I really do, but I’m occupied with some family affair at that time. Next year I’ll join! Best of luck with the arrangement, Tim! 🙂

saabboy1
Member
4 years 5 days ago

Great news TimR and Jason! I wish I had that job, flying back and forth between the Turkish Rivera and Stockholm:) Not to shabby!

phermansson
Member
4 years 5 days ago

Ah well, every job has its good and bad sides but I enjoy mine. The best part is the technology and happy people we’re driving all over the world. The worst part is being away from my family several days per week… one really starts to appreciate things like being able to eat a snack in the evening with the family every night or having a nice meal together at the dinner table, sleeping in your own bed every night, I very rarely get to experience that =(

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