Much has been done around the blog and the Saab brand in recent days, which is positive. But not only because there is less good news. However, we are opening the start to the new week with positive news.
On the 3. December, I had delivered an intermediate to the blog donation. He was, you have to admit, a bit sobering. But, Mark and I realized, we believe in our readers. And our trust was not disappointed. We have a new donation status today, and it looks really good.
146 readers have donated what is a record at this time!
The donation amount is 5.105.00 €, so we are approaching the minimum budget in big steps. The remaining amount, maybe a bit more, we can do it. I am convinced!
Interesting is the positive "background noise" that accompanies our action this year. 12 months ago I was almost certain that 2017 would probably be the last year for the blog. Much in the background was negative, and I expected to have written the last article soon. The total opposite has occurred, and the omens are good. That sounds crazy, because before 6 years the factory gates in Trollhättan were closed.
But things develop and they develop well. Several companies have come to us in recent days. Sometimes I had very intense phone calls, which were only positive for the future. It was primarily about blog support, closer cooperation, but very specific about things that affect us all. To the reproduction of spare parts, not insignificant investments, to keep the Saab stock long term on the road.
These are all topics that we want to work through and introduce 2018. And quite concretely, we have already been able to win a new blog supporter who will accompany us next year.
The Saab Spirit is alive!
If I write again that Saab is very much alive, maybe one or the other may not hear it anymore. It is fact. And if you read an e-mail like this, you might understand in the beginning what I write about.
"Unfortunately I have no Saab myself. My dream is to own one. Therefore, you can not start early enough with the support. :-) "
The donor is 19 years old and he is not alone. We've never had so many young readers on the blog, and most of all, as many students as today. They like Saab, they dream Saab. A brand that no longer exists, and they are deliberate, thoughtful decisions.
One wishes a Saab, because the brand fascinates. And maybe because we always wish for something that is hard to come by. And sometimes you need patience and have to search, this note shows.
"Perhaps, thanks to your work, I will finally be able to find the right Saab for me. But until now I have a lot of fun reading, browsing, finding. , . "
She comes from Austria, and Saab anticipation also has its charm. The brand is and remains a phenomenon. She always surprises me, even though I've been writing Saab for years. There have been many small and large donations so far. We appreciate every amount, because we know it comes from the heart. Also, the many, very personal Saab stories touched me. It is unfortunately, and that annoys me a little, not possible to answer to any. That does not give my time.
Therefore, also on behalf of Mark, at this point a big thank you to all previous supporters.
That was great, and with your help we have achieved a great score!
The campaign runs until the beginning of January and there is an opportunity to replenish the remaining budget.