Relationship? It may sound strange. But if you really think about it, that’s exactly what we have, a relationship. The thought struck me today during my visit at the Veteran market in Nossebro (Essunga, Sweden). I found myself in a frantic tunnel vision, I was so busy searching after everything that had something to do with Saab (occurs very often). To society, the Veteran market is a market full of classic cars, moped parts, car parts and nostalgic stuff. I had to stop myself when I realized my eyes searched through the area to see how many Saabs I could find in place. And that overwhelming feeling of joy when I laid my eyes on a Saab got me thinking.
I don’t know if I’m slightly insane who feels this way, but isn’t the honest truth that we actually do have a relationship with Saab? Through the years, we’ve been standing united side by side through success, setbacks, sorrow, joy, disappointment, hope and promises. The feeling that always consists is the joy and pride among the people, the will to preserve the history of Saab, the passion, the cars and the feelings. The whole deal is pretty amazing, in my opinion it is very much like a relationship.
To me, Saab has been very rewarding in many ways, I’ve met many like-minded friends (including my soulmate), I’ve gained a new perspective on things in life. And the things Saab enthusiasts have in common is the passion, the fire that has been kept alive for so many years. I admire the enthusiasm and strength among the Saab people, the fighting spirit, the soul within the cars, the link between the car and driver, and the story behind it. And I am forever grateful for everything Saab has giving me and continues to give, and I know that I am not the only one who feels this way.