That other Saab site I’m working on….

I was going to keep this quiet until I had content ready to go, but recent events have led me to believe that it’s in everyone’s best interests to get this new site up, running and out in the open as soon as possible.

The new site is called The Spirit of Saab in order to pay tribute to the book of the same name. Like the book, I’m planning for this new site to be a repository for anecdotes about the Saab brand: the cars, the people and the culture that surrounds it.

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The Spirit of Saab

As you can see from visiting the site, nothing’s written yet and the links aren’t working. That site that you see above is bare bones. I’ve hardly had any time to work on the layout, let alone any content. What you see above is the skeleton only (and yes, that stupid RSS robot will get the boot).

Trollhattan Saab runs at a frenetic pace, with a normal posting quota of between three and seven entries per day. SOS will be a much gentler affair and will update as and when necessary, according to the content that comes in. It’s intended to be a celebration of all things to do with Saab cars – the joy of driving, owning and just being part of that strange group of people that are the Saab community.

I asked you for suggestions for six categories of material. You can see three of them across the upper section there, though Uncategorized isn’t going to be one of them, obviously. I’m still considering what those categories should be and am open to ideas.

I’m hoping that this will prove to be a collaborative effort. It certainly won’t come to fruition without the support of contributors as I just don’t have the time to write all the content. But with help, I think it’s going to be a great place for those with an interest in the brand, be it a long-held interest or a new discovery, to come and learn or re-learn a few things.

I hope you like the basics as you see them here, and if you’ve got something you can contribute (especially you Swedes – and especially-especially if you’ve worked for Saab anywhere in the world over the years) then please consider writing it down.

It’s going to be an interesting ride, and if all goes to plan, then it’ll also be a credit to the brand.

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  1. Wilfried, it’ll be quite different to TS. For one, it won’t contain any of my rants about how they’re doing this and that at GM. SOS will be more of a magazine style site, recording the good stuff about being part of the Saab family. The best photos only, stories from the past from those who lived it. In depth articles on the cars, the culture, the philosophy behind the brand.

    As mentioned, TS moves at a rapid pace and analyses every bit of news I can smoke out. SOS will be much more relaxed, and dare I say it, positive.

    If I could relate it to a ship, TS is the engine room and SOS will be the observation deck.

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