I guess you can say that this is an important post in the life of this website.
It’s my extreme pleasure to let you all know that today I agreed to sell Saabs United to a friend, and someone I am quite confident will run the website in the manner and tradition in which it was established.
The new owner’s name is TimR and we will transition the site to his ownership over the next few weeks.
I guess it’s important to talk a little about Tim’s vision for the future of the site. He will be able to outline it in more detail at a later time, but we’ve talked a lot today in Trollhattan about how it can run and I think his plans for the site are very good plans. I wouldn’t have handed it over to him if I didn’t believe in what he wants to do.
Tim plans to assemble a team of writers, many of whom will be familiar names to regular readers here. I believe that RedJ will stay on board as a regular contributor, which I think is absolutely fantastic. The man I’ve dubbed the unofficial ambassador for Saab in the UK, Robin M, will also come on board. Another team member will be a guy known here as Tompa.
Tim himself, is someone I’ve known since 2007. He has deep roots at Saab and is very knowledgable about the company and the product and has contributed to a number articles at Trollhattan Saab and Saabs United over the last few years.
There will also be other occasional authors and contributors from time to time.
I have agreed to pass on the mantle to Tim for one reason and one reason only – trust. I trust him to support the company as I would. I trust him to maintain a high degree of integrity for the site, and to continue to provide high quality content and the maintenance of a high standard Saab community. This is a guy who has a significant emotional investment in the Saab name and I know that he loves the company.
I was absolutely rapt when indicated an interest in the site and in talking with him more about it today, the plans for a variety of content to be introduced, my faith in the future of SU as a vibrant Saab community is very strong.
Some of you may wonder what I’ll be doing.
Well, I’ll still be around. If you’ve read TTELA over the last few days, you’ll know that I will still be in contact with Saab and doing a little work here and there. Those assignments are something you’ll hear more about later.
The good news is that Tim is happy for me to stay in touch here on SU, too, and continue to play a minor role as a contributor and of course, as part of the community.
I mentioned in my post The Times They Are a-Changing a few weeks ago that my load was too much: My day-job, family, and Saabs United. Something had to change.
Well, this is the start of that change and a chance for me to re-claim a significant part of my life.
Thanks for your support, which I hope you’ll extend to Tim and the SU team in the coming weeks, months and years.