The masked Corona Land. Crises are also opportunities.

Week 7 of the Corona Diary. Bavaria eases the restrictions slightly, other federal states are more courageous. It is difficult to keep track of what is allowed and what is forbidden. The federal system, strength and weakness of the country in one, leaves a patchwork of regulations. The corona crisis is a burden and a great drama. But crises are always opportunities too.

The masked land - Corona protective masks

Corona has different effects. Some are under pressure because the economic basis is collapsing. Others have a little more time and use the space to tackle new projects. Not everything is bad, you just have to see your options and take action. One of the two restaurants in our small village has recently started offering pick-up food. Freshly prepared, new ideas every week. The weekly ticket is available in the social media literally celebrated, the customers are eagerly awaiting them. The service is enthusiastically received and business is going well. Everyone is satisfied because they made the best of the crisis. And may soon have other, even better ideas.

Another example. There is also an embroidery in the building of our house printing house. A young company with state-of-the-art machines that heard about our Saab passion on the short official journey.

Crises are opportunities

Why not produce breathing masks with Saab lettering? A creative answer to the crisis. Masks will (will) accompany us for a long time, they are also a fashion accessory and statement. We presented the first prototype on Twitter and Facebook. We are now working on the colors and subtleties of the design. In the coming days there will be a larger selection of Saab masks that we are presenting here. Orders will then be possible directly from the manufacturer.

You may have more time in the crisis. The ability to do things you always wanted to do. Sometimes there are rebirths. Legends of the auto blog scene that haven't published anything for a long time are coming back. The Youngtimer Blog from Idstein is an almost legendary site. After a long break he is back and brings a colorful selection of automotive topics. Always with a personal look at the automotive facts, never adapted and not a bit boring. Great car reading for the day!

Doing things you want to do

After about 10 years Saabblog it is time for me to do other things too. Ideas that I've been carrying around for a while and that have nothing to do with Saab. But I kept putting it off because the time was never there. Or I thought it wasn't.

My new digital car project was born last week. There is still a lot to do before it will go online. It will be autumn or winter. I do it because now is the time, life is finite and nothing should be put off forever. My expectations? If someone will read it, I would be happy.

What's next on the blog next week?

It will be entertaining. Readers can experience how we get a Saab out of a barn after 17 years. And we go to war. In pithy words and of course together with Saab. Strong tobacco.

Stay healthy!

15 thoughts on "The masked Corona Land. Crises are also opportunities."

  • Now that we have to live with masks permanently:
    Are there the Saab masks now or was the idea dropped?
    Please link, thank you Tom

    • @Stefan Tischler The masks are probably gone with the wind. The start-up, to which we offered the blog as a free platform, just managed to get a few photos of the mask designs. And even that only came after various inquiries.

      Then nothing more came. I assume that nothing more will come from this side in the future either.

  • People's health comes first, even if we have to limit ourselves in all respects in the future.
    Terrifying how the Event + Party people behave in their counter demonstrations.
    This crisis should all of us a little to reflect on what is really important in this world and in our lives
    bring. The planet is currently breathing through - a fresh start would be good for the future.
    My Saab: 900 convertible EZ 1993 + a Citigo - e IV (E-auto-Stadt) - this is how sustainability works….

  • Thanks for the link to the Youngtimer Blog, that's how I found the 'Mannesmann files' and the 'Cars that never existed' again. Websites that I got lost on years ago and that I found interesting and entertaining.
    Then I'm curious what the next week will bring ...

  • It is sad that this virus is moving in everywhere.
    I don't want to wear a mask, certainly not have to, not even one with the Saab logo….
    Hopefully this will come to an end soon ......

  • @ Tom
    I will refrain from capitalization in the future…. of course I follow the customs of the blog (I was not aware that such a thing is a scream ... I'm sad) THANK YOU for the opinion ... !!

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  • Tom ... great idea. But please think of those who, in principle or for other reasons, neither use Twitter nor Facebook. I would have been wearing a usage mask for years with which I strictly forbid myself to use it.
    So please publish here that otherwise such ideas do not even reach. And no, I'm not going to use Twitter / Facebook for that either

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    • Our platform is these pages here, FB and Twitter only accompany them. We naturally think of the readers who avoid other social media.

  • Thanks Tom.

    That is exactly how it was meant. In terms of content, I have no criticism of Heijo Red's comment - if only because the content was not accessible to me at all ...

    As I said, I close as soon as there is shouting - be it in writing.

    @HeijoRed,

    no, I am neither a trader nor an opponent of your thoughts for any other reason. Please keep the form so that I can even follow your train of thought ...

    Formal hurdles? What for? Are you a finance officer?

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  • New projects are good. Especially now that everything seems problematic and uncertain. Tom as an encourager. I find it very exciting and I would be happy to discover the new project!

  • Born from Jets - viruses don't stand a chance or something like that I would like to have some masks 🙂 washable of course. Should waste be avoided. Great project! These are encouraging responses to the virus that look ahead.
    Let visions / plans come true, if not now, then when ??? I can understand this personal question very well. If the power for a new project is so great, then let's go! Because in fact, we are finally ...
    I am looking forward to the lines to be read!
    Of course I am also looking forward to the report “Barn Find”! Again and again "unbelievable" reports like this!
    All blog readers a sunny and healthy day!

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  • @Herbert Hürsch
    ´Yes, if you cannot leave any comments from others like that ´ then you are out of luck! I think that's childish of you´…. but maybe you belong to the auto lobby or are even a dealer yourself ???????

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    • Please: Mr. Hürsch referred to the Netiquette. Continued capitalization = shouting. If it doesn't work, please avoid and pay attention to it.

      Please also remain factual and friendly, as has been common on these pages for many years. Thanks for that!

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  • @HeijoRed,

    I feel shouted at and therefore switch off. Can't you give your thoughts typographically a little less onomatopoeia?

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  • ´Topic what always comes back in these special times´ ´´THE HEALTH´´
    Yes, we all still have to pay attention to it ... even if some brisk politicians (Mr. Lindner) want to give the impression ... the economy is above everything ... and has its own laws and rules to which politics must submit!
    But luckily it's not quite like that ... even the politicians who usually come along rather screeching to draw attention to themselves have seen that this virus is not a simple flu but will accompany us for at least 12 - 18 months and therefore completely different measures are important are ... to ensure the health of the vast majority of the population even after the first wave (the second is on the way) !! That is why the demands of the car manufacturers for a new purchase bonus are just as absurd as, for example, the demand of Lufthansa (would like ´´9 billion euro help´´ WITHOUT that the business activity is restricted or accompanied by politics) because there it goes just about maintaining your production facilities or flight operations (although the car manufacturers' warehouses and heaps are full for the next 12 months) ... and buyers do NOT have to worry about a vehicle that can be delivered´ ... although the buyers do NOT have to worry about it at the moment are thinking of getting a new car… because nobody knows for sure what the job will look like in the next 12 months !!
    There we are back to the topic ... health in cooperation with our representatives of the people who finally got the right information and made themselves smart about a topic (Covid-19) across all parties ... with virologists, scientists and similar luminaries !!
    FIRST OF ALL THE INDIVIDUAL IS IMPORTANT ... TO PROTECT THIS AGAINST THE VIRUS // THE COMPANIES COMPANIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS CAN ONLY BE LISTED IN THE NEXT POINT ... THIS IS AND NO OTHERWISE HAS TO BE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THIS CRISIS !!! NO GIFTS MUST BE GIVEN TO THE LOBBY LEADING COMPANIES !!
    ONLY THE PEOPLE MUST BE IN THE FOCUS NOW ... AND ALSO REMAIN IN THE FOCUS FOR THE NEXT TIME !!!

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