A few days have passed now since the evil term “bankrupcy” got reality for Saab. As we could see over the last days there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to get the company out of this and restart operations. There are plans that look quite promising and even better, there is more than one party interested. So it is fair to say that Saab still has a chance to survive.
On a personal note – I have looked deep inside my soul and asked myself if I can still believe in a good outcome. The honest answer: yes. My belief that Saab will make it is maybe even bigger than before bankrupcy. Why? Because for any investor it is a much better starting point when debts are written down. This could maybe egalize the additonal costs of the resstart which will surely take more effort when it comes to for example the dealer network. A solution has to be found rather quick but I believe that this is possible. All involved know how vital it is to get something in place within weeks rather than months if they want to get hold of a Saab that is still alive.
Don’t believe any report that shows up. The media is desperately looking for things to write about and comes up with, to say the least, strange news. Like with the rumours about Phoenix being sold to Youngman seperately we will try to figure out the truth behind it and keep you updated ad good as possible.
During the months of negotiations since April many have asked us what the community could do. Almost always we stated that there was not much but wait and see. Well, this has changed now. On the 14th and 15th of January the world will see meetings of fellow Saabers all around the world showing their passion and support for Saab.
This is an important sign to the public but also to the investors that the loyal following won’t give up and that the Saab spirit is stronger than ever.
I encourage you to attend the events or if there is none in your area to even arrange a meeting. It does not matter if you are just a few, in the end what counts is that as many Saabers as possible light a beacon of hope and love for Saab. But stick with love for Saab, don’t let those events become a hate parade against GM. Get out a positive message, just like the convoys did two years ago.
We are many. We are Saab.