King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden was a guest at the Saab Museum today. Curator Peter Bäckström, who was a development engineer at Saab Automobile before switching to the Bil Museum, welcomed the monarch and handed over a Saab 92001 Roadster for the royal blood. The King's escort vehicle saw a Saab 9-5 in the train, and the regional newspaper shot a short film about the event.
One sees, among others, the CEO of the Innovation, Thore Helmerson, and the mayor of Trollhättan at the welcome of Carl Gustav. Helmerson had been campaigning for saving the Saab collection in the past. The fact that the museum has found a new vehicle is largely due to its merit. Margareta Hallin, who is committed to the museum's association, is also in the picture several times. A short report only from Saab-City, but it's worth a look.
What else is there in the home of Saab? The local Trollhättan newspaper has apparently decided to announce each new hiring at Saab Investor NEVS separately. Frank Smit, former Saab manager, now hires NEVS as Key Account Manager. He already accompanied the same position at Saab Automobile AB. The good news comes in small doses, and if it continues at this rate, the plant is in estimated 10 years back to nominal strength.
So much for the news from the Saab world, at least for today. Because my “real-life” desk is still full and it has priority. Tomorrow it goes on!