The story of the Kronofogden, who lent a hand to the historical Saab collection at the last minute before the reconstruction, really got on my nerves. On the one hand because the action is meaningless, on the other hand because it is without any sense for the feelings of many people in Trollhättan and the Saab world.
At the moment the collection is safe. The garnishment is retained during the reconstruction phase, but is dormant. Only if the reconstruction should be stopped or fails, only then the danger becomes acute.
An alliance for the museum is formed in Trollhättan, led by the active mayor Paul Akerlund. Some time ago people in the municipality were thinking about the future of the museum. A study was commissioned a few weeks ago to check the feasibility. According to Paul Akerlund, buying the collection is not a big problem. The maintenance, which is estimated at 4 - 6 million crowns a year, is problematic and cannot be borne by the municipality.
At the moment Innovatum, the research center of Trollhättans, is on board and also in the region of Västragötland we are exploring if support is possible.
Akerlund told the media that a broad coalition of municipalities, unions, clubs and fans was desirable.
Trollhättan is about the industrial history and the roots of the region. For Saab fans, it's about a unique historical collection, from the original Saab to the latest studies, which should not be lost.
Although Saab successfully completes the reconstruction, Akerlund considers whether it would be better to remove the collection from the company and secure it permanently for Trollhättan and Västragötland.
I think that's a good idea that deserves support. I am thinking of writing a letter to Paul Akerlund assuring him of our assistance in case of need.
We should be prepared if help from the fans is needed to maintain the Saab Museum. I think the brand with the griffin should be worth it.
What is the Saab community thinking about? Should we stand up for the historical legacy of our brand, or is it a purely Swedish matter that does not concern us?