Blog donation 2018. The Saab Spirit is alive!

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.

Blog donation 2018
Blog donation 2018. We need support.

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!

The positive "background noise" that accompanies this year's campaign is interesting. 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 the final article written soon. The complete opposite has happened and the omens are good. That sounds crazy, because the factory gates in Trollhättan were closed 6 years ago.

But things work out, and they work out well. Several companies have approached us in the past few days. I sometimes had very intensive phone calls that were only positive for the future. It was primarily about blog support, closer cooperation, but also very specifically about things that affect us all. About the reproduction of spare parts, about not inconsiderable investments, in order to keep the Saab stock on the road in the long term.

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 now write again that Saab is very much alive, one or the other may no longer hear it. But it is a fact. And when you read an email like this, you may even begin to understand what I'm writing about.

"Unfortunately, I don't have a Saab myself. My dream is to own one one day. As a result, support cannot be started early enough. :-) "

The donor is 19 years old and he is not alone. We have never had so many young readers on the blog, and especially so many students, as we do today. They like Saab, they dream Saab. A brand that no longer exists, and there are very conscious, well-considered 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.

“Maybe, thanks to your work, I'll be able to find the right Saab for me at some point. But up to now I have a lot of fun reading, browsing and 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 will run until the beginning of January, and there is an opportunity to replenish the remaining budget.

20 thoughts on "Blog donation 2018. The Saab Spirit is alive!"

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    Is there a new intermediate state?

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    Why don't you just use the "Donate" button in the upper right corner?

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    I urge you to provide your account details so that I can finally transfer my blog donation and calm my conscience.

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    Read for a year with enthusiasm the blog. It would be a pity if he had to be hired. Therefore also for me please again the account data.

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    Please also to send the account details.

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    Hello, dear Saab community,
    I actively and consciously ended my Saab story, which lasted almost thirty years.
    Sold my stolen 93 SC XWD Aero Aut. 2009 to Mr. Taubenberger in Bad Tölz.
    It was my sixth Saab.
    Have you all gone to Saabi with much pleasure? The wagons were a refuge of security on our roads.
    Last year I was on the road for just 11000 km, this year it's the same. That's too bad for this beautiful car. The magnificent Turbosaab should be driven into good hands and diligent. Light melancholy AND joy and contentment accompany me, as I was able to experience many road km in the SAAB.
    best regards from Salzburg.
    Ask for Kto Nr for the blog donation.

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      It is always sad when longtime Saab drivers say goodbye. But also understandable, because a car has to fit into life. At Taubenberger the 9-3 has landed at a good address and will soon find a new owner!

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    I agree with my previous speakers.
    Without the blog, I would not be happy Saab driver until now.
    So far, my 4 / 5ten are Saab's and sometimes you only realize after months or years that you should never have sold your car.

    Thanks to the blog comes again and again the will to get the two Saab's.
    Despite high mileage.
    Unfortunately, there are ugly contemporaries,
    The apparently do not begrudge the one.

    Today my wife had to realize - aware right side with key scratched by the 95er.
    That's when I realized how much the car has grown in our hearts.
    And he will be judged again.
    Despite over 240.000 km!

    I had to think about the project - Saab of you - Paul.

    Thank you for your tireless work!

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    I just want to say thank you for this blog.
    For Saabfahrer and interested ones there are unfortunately not so many information possibilities. An official Saabseite does not exist anymore and even in car magazines Saab is practically no longer present. This blog provides this information. No matter what, whether accessories and spare parts, events with Saab participation, fan and driver reports, the museum and the factory in Trollhättan, the people behind Saab and not least also information about NEVS and and and. Without this blog it would be hard to learn anything. We just enjoy reading the reports and there are always great pictures.
    Many thanks to Tom and Mark for your tireless dedication to this blog (and to your families for their understanding that so much time is devoted to this blog). I think you are making a big contribution to keeping the Saab brand alive. I am already looking forward to the daily (or maybe only weekly) dose of Saab next year. This is definitely worth a donation.

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      There is no better way to sum it up ...

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    Saabisticii, my oldest son bought the day before yesterday…. his first Saab. Therefore, before the end of the year, I'll spend my small € supplement 1 time. Pieter (name son = Pascal) 9.3 km originally from Saab Center Bonn!

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    Also hello Tom,

    would like to have the account information. Thank you for the effort.

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      @ all: account data are on the way. Thanks for the support!

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        I have not received it yet

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          Come .. thanks!

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    Hi Tom,

    you need the account details again, thanks

    Erik900

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    I am pleased and surprised that the brand is also interesting for younger people. That too is part of a living future.

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      To be honest, even if I still don't own a Saab and have always dreamed of it, we're considering whether we can couple the project with our youngest's driver's license. If an older car is already being bought - why not one that is safer than other comparable or younger models. And when the young gentleman happily switches to a newer, faster, “age-appropriate” one - then Mr. Papa already has his toys at the door 😉

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        I rather believe that your son will stay with Saab. Once Saab always Saab, you'll probably have to look for your own.

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