Saturday Night Quick Snippets – 2nd place edition

Hey everyone. I hope you’re having a great weekend.
Today I started the cleanup of the MX-5 ready for sale so that I can get stuck into the new 99Turbo project. The ad should go online tomorrow.
Tonight I went to a trivia night, an annual fundraiser at my old church. Our team came 2nd for the 2nd year in a row. Darn history and local knowledge questions!
I didn’t know that Autoblog had a UK affiliate. They don’t give them much publicity on the all-conquering US site.
Upon reading this entry, I can see why.
Outsider view – Will Saab go to the wall?
Nationwide Vehicle Contracts have new pricing out on Saab leasing in the UK, supposedly with the addition of the Saab 9-3x to the list, though I can’t see it there myself.
Considering the lack of Saab leasing options anywhere in the last little while, this is a good and noteworthy thing (I think)
The Local reports that an employee/dealer buyout is looming as an option for Volvo. It seems the people really don’t want to work for the Chinese.
Geely are still regarded as the favourites to purchase Volvo, but the natives in Sweden are restless.

The engineering trade union at Volvo Cars is reported to be behind the initiative due to provide opposition to the possibility of a Chinese owner, reported business daily Dagens Industri.
Konsortium Jakob AB was listed at the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) in July. Employees in Sweden and Belgium will have the chance to buy into the company with two monthly salaries. Volvo dealers will also reportedly to be offered the opportunity to buy in. AB Volvo, as well as an unnamed Swedish institutional investor, is also to have expressed interest in joining the consortium.

And finally, some nice HDR work via Flickr.

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