There are things that surprise. Because they are unpredictable, and because they arise from unusual situations. After all, who has experience in dealing with a car brand that no longer produces vehicles whose spirit is nevertheless very present?
Last Saturday gave a positive surprise - at least for all people who carry both a little gasoline in their blood and a Saab feeling in their hearts. Gerard Ratzmann had to 5. Birthday invited by Saab Service Frankfurt ... and many came. If you wanted to get an idea of how the past Saab times on the site of the former Saab Germany branch celebrated, that was the right place.
It was a very saabiger event in a relaxed atmosphere; in a frame that was worthy of the Saab brand. Two parking lots outside the dealership area were reserved, folders took care of the instruction of the arriving Saabs. Both car parks were well filled at times, with more than 200 customers and friends of the Saab brand announcing their arrival.
Saab history on site. A journey through history.
The Saabs on-site and on-site were a journey through the history of the brand. From 2 clocks to 96, 900, 9000, 9-3 and 9-7x to a surprising number of Saab 9-5 NG, everything was represented. Striking was the very good care condition of many vehicles. Saab 9000 in "almost-year-car condition" or even a rare 9-7x from prominent previous ownership and on the way to "better than new" noticed.
Gerard Ratzman showed part of his collection, including a rare 2014 9-3 Aero and many other treasures. The local editorial staff of RTL was on site, turned the whole afternoon for a short review, which will go on 09.06 against 18: 00 clock on RTL Hessen on the air. The catering was outstanding, there was live music. Orio Germany was on site with an info stand.
Orio lives Saab and shows his flag.
Among the guests were former Saab employees and part of the Orio Germany workforce, which still lives Saab. Orio Germany CEO Jan-Philipp Schuhmacher committed himself to the stand service and had lively discussions with the Saab drivers. For him it was a kind of home game or a detour into the past. Because after the separation from GM was temporarily on the grounds of the former Saab branch also the German headquarters of the brand at home.
For the guests one thing was clear this afternoon: Saab is alive! The old Saab feeling, it was back for a short time. Also because in Frankfurt Gerard Ratzmann made a passion out of a job. You can feel it, you feel it. I say thank you! For the next 5 years. At least.