I would just love to know how this turned out….
Robin M, Saab UK’s Unofficial Ambassador, was listing some items on Ebay today on behalf of his mother-in-law when he came across this:
This is from Abba’s 1980 release, Super Trouper. Can anyone remember the competition? What did they give away?
It’d have to be a 900 at that stage, surely. I wonder what became of the car?
Yes, being somewhat of a tragic I tried to Google it. There were a couple of references, but only to people who had copies of the same album with the competition sticker on the cover.
Interestingly, though, I also found this. Many of you would have heard of the musical, Chess. It was written by the BB in Abba – Bjorn and Benny – along with Tim Rice.
Anyway, as it turns out, the initial performances of Chess were going to lose big money – even if they sold out. It appears that backers were hard to find in the mid 1980s and BB-Rice didn’t really want to put up the money themselves – apart from the Australian government, who wants to back a guaranteed loss-making venture in the arts?
Who stepped up to the plate?
Saab Scania. They guaranteed coverage of the £425,000 loss and in return, they got some sponsorship and some free tickets. Pity they didn’t get a percentage of the future rights.