One last shot for me, too.

Well, since I’ve not been around much of late, it’s as if I really ended my involvement with SU some nine or ten months ago.  My time pressures will get no better in the next few months, and so I will no longer be around much, either.  Like Swade, I’ll have new challenges work wise and with a planned house move on the horizon,  Saab networking online will be taking a back seat.  I’ll get a number of hours more actually driving the convertible rather than writing about it.  I may pop in from time to time with some photos, but that’s the extent of it for now.


Thanks for everyone, especially Steven, for allowing me to participate.  It’s been loads of fun and I’ve enjoyed all of it.  If you take just a day or two in Steven’s seat, you gain an immediate appreciation for the man and you gain perspective on the prodigious amount of time required to operate SaabUnited.  It is overwhelming.


Special thanks to Andy, Grippen, Greg and Golfhunter for ideas and information.  Special thanks to Robin for all of the excellent photos and the spirit.

Also, thanks to Mike Colleran, Steve Shannon, Pierre Belperron, Marty Adams, and the late Jan-Willem Vester for being such gracious hosts.  It is not forgotten.


P.S. I’ve been saving a screed about how auto dealer compensation is not aligned with consumer interest, but this simply isn’t the time for it to appear here.  I’ve posted it on my own (nearly defunct) blog site if you’re interested in my thoughts.



32 thoughts on “One last shot for me, too.”

  1. Thanks for the time and effort you put in this website Eggs. Good luck with all your future endeavors!

  2. You too thanks for your work.
    It’s not easy to play the second violin 😉

    Good luck on your future.

  3. Thanks for all your comments Eggs. You made it possible for Swade to get some sleep while still keeping the information coming.
    Happy convertibling…..

  4. Yes, thank you too, Eggs! You and Swade were sort of tag-teaming here on SU when I started following the site to get the news on the GM sale of Saab….so I I definitely think of you as a key part of what made SU so valuable.

    If your new travels ever bring you over to the Raleigh, NC area, give a holler and I’m sure some of us Saabers would be glad to buy you lunch or dinner and talk Saab. (My handle on is NCCaniac.)

  5. Wow, between the Geneva show, the PhoeniX concept, the new 9-5 SC, advertising and sales discussions, Swade’s farewell (and Eggs too!), and the new SU team….March 2011 is shaping up to be a huge month in SU site traffic and comment posting 🙂

  6. Let’s stay in touch through Flickr dear Mike .
    You’re a really nice guy and I hope to have the great pleasure of meeting you one day .
    Thank you !!
    Take care

  7. Good luck Eggs…this really is becoming the end of an era. Thanks for all you’ve contributed!

  8. You’ve been a rock for this site for ages man, incredible job. Have fun with the convertible and enjoy your summer! Thanks for all you’ve done.

  9. I have appreciated all of your work here. Thanks for all of your input. All the very best to you and your family. Good luck with the move, it’s never easy to pick up and move. All the best.

  10. Nice meeting you in Boston at last year’s Swedish Car Day, Eggs! Very interesting, lively conversation at dinner!

  11. EnG

    You deserve a place in the Hall of Fame as well. Great job, good luck, and I hope to see you next time you are in the Tetons.


    Cowboy Up!

  12. Awww, you’re leaving too, Eggs?! I always enjoyed your posts and missed you when you weren’t around. Take care and don’t be a stranger! Best of luck to you and your family.

    Cheers from California!


  13. Thanks Eggs. There are a lot of Ohio license plates of the form “EGG nnnn”. Every time I see one it reminds me of you, and will continue to do so.

  14. Another goodbye and well wishes Eggs – you will also be missed and I hope you don’t stay away too long.

    It was great meeting you and Swade last summer in Massachusetts – and hope to see you again at another Saab gathering.

    Thank you again to both of you.

    Best wishes to you and Swade always,


  15. Even though I knew this was coming, it’s still sad to read it.

    Thanks for everything over the last few years. I asked you to step in back in the TS days because you showed yourself to be a level headed and sober minded guy. You turned out to be the perfect support.

    My time in Boston last year was awesome because the town is fantastic and Pierre put on an incredible event. My time in Boston last year was stratospherically awesome because I got to share all of that with you, mate.

    It is my sincere hope that I can get to Franklin some time in the near future and take a ride in the convertible. We’ll go get ice cream. Shannon can drive with the kids bunched up in the front while you and I sit in the back (HA!) with Rico.

  16. Thank you and all the best to you, EnG, and you are right…driving IS better than writing 😉
    But don’t tell the bloggers…

    Best wishes

    P.S.: The first article I read in here (was still was written by you

  17. Great work, EnG! You’re a funny guy, that’s for sure. Nice shout out to Marty Adams, too. That is one SAABy family. Keep on keeping on and I hope that we all see your Tennessee gravatar around here every now and then.

  18. let me know if you are ever flying through Cincinnati.

    It’s always 5 O’clock somewhere in the world.

  19. Eggs, you’ve been a great part of this great site and will be missed! Best of luck with the move and future endeavors. If things ever bring you to Madison, WI, there’s a beer and some cheese here for you. With the list of invitations you’re racking up here, a road trip in that convertible is going to take some time!


  20. Thanks mate. You put in a sterling effort with some great posts over the years. Enjoy the ‘vert when you can (and get to the odd Commodores/Volunteers game now and then) and hopefully we’ll see you from time to time.

  21. Mike, thanks for all the contributions and I hope to see you again at the next Swedish car day event in Boston!



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