The following is a press release from Saab History, which is organizing a convoy to Detroit to try to convince GM to sell the brand:
Media Invite To Saab Enthusiast Gathering Near GM Renn Center To Save Saab
On Thursday, January 7th, a deadline will expire and GM will ultimately need to decide the fate of Saab Automobile.
“Sell Opposed To Shutdown.” There are two known interested parties that have submitted bids to buy Saab, Spyker Cars & Merbanco.
As time is of the essence, Saab Enthusiasts have therefore decided to take an initiative by gathering near GM’s world headquarters in Detroit, in order to send a message to GM to “SELL SAAB.”
Saab owners and enthusiasts from the U.S. & Canada will gather near the GM Renaissance Center at approximately 1pm by showing their unwavering Saab spirit in lining up their Saabs, holding Signs, taking group photographs and speaking to the press about how important it is to sell Saab.
Since GM emerged from bankruptcy court this summer, they are now 60% owned by the U.S. Government. Saab owners, Saab dealers and U.S. taxpayers alike, all want to see Saab sold in order to preserve thousands of jobs and and nearly $500 million dollars from the 218 Saab dealerships, small business assets in the United States.
“If there are enough Saab owners and enthusiasts parked outside of the GM Renaissance center in Detroit, perhaps we could really show them how serious we are in wanting Saab Automobile to have a bright future and be sold.” says Ryan Emge, editor of SaabHistory.com, an independent promotional news site.
This timely event marks a final effort in the Saab Community to save a company that has historically seen the value in saving the lives of its customers.
What: Saab Enthusiast Gathering Near GM Renn Center To Save Saab
When: Meet On Tuesday, January 5th at noon. / Saab Car Gathering is at 1pm nearby. (Press To Attend)
Where: Lunch At GM Renn Cenn Food Court followed by Saab car gathering at the public lot at the corner of Atwater and St. Antoine alongside the bay behind GM Renn Center.
For more details, please visit: http://www.saabhistory.com/2009/12/30/saab-history-suggests-a-saab-enthusiast-convoy-to-detroit