• Dec 28, 2009
Griffin Up! - In support of Saab Automobile – click above to watch video

Neither Santa Claus nor the Grinch showed up for Saab faithful over Christmas, as the troubled automaker remains in limbo, with General Motors not releasing any further announcements over the holiday about the fate of several eleventh hour bids for its Swedish Patient from Spyker and others.

That silence hasn't stopped fans of the marque from mobilizing on the Internet, as they've done everything from start a Wordpress blob petition urging readers to boycott GM if they let Saab go under to penning support letters and/or eulogies for the fallen brand. One such individual, David Blumberg, has gone so far as to create an original song, Griffin Up! and he's created a video montage using both current and historical footage of the brand to show why he feels the brand is worth saving. Even if you're not a fan of the brand (or the soundtrack), the video footage provides a good reminder of what Saab has added to the global automotive discourse, and it's worth taking for a spin if only to see footage of the sublime Aero X concept or the official Saab stunt driving team or a rally-prepped 9-3 Viggen tearing up Pikes Peak.

A final resolution of Saab's fate is expected by New Year's, but while your waiting, you can click through to the jump to view Blumberg's handiwork for yourself. Thanks for the tip, GPG!



[Sources: I Won't Buy From GM; YouTube]



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 10 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      SHOW YOUR DISAPPROVAL OF GM BY... Making videos using stuff they made.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice song, but why?

      Saab is just to niche for the general public to love it.
      I'm sorry, but it's pretty likely that it will just die.

      But yeah, that's a pretty catchy song.
      • 5 Years Ago
      SAAB is one of the greatest, it may be a "niche" but hey deserves the credit it deserves and the chance that it has as well
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let SAAB live....as a long time SAAB owner, I can't say it enough. GM should realize they'll lose a loyal customer base if they shut it down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Die already!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't get the rude / insulting comments posted. If you aren't interested in reading about SAAB, what drives you to take the time to post something like this? Is it just a way to make up for some personal deficiency?
        Don't click, read or comment if this is the only contribution you can make. It just makes you appear simple and inadequate.
        BTW, I love the support and passion shown for SAAB.
        • 5 Years Ago
        GT40 fan. I was screwed over big time by Saab a long time ago. As I never got satisfaction way back when, I can at least get some now with their troubles.

        The worse the better for Saab.

        I'm very entertained by Saabs problems and hope for the worst for the people who work for it. Dishonorable company and the despicable trolls who work for it.

        You reap what you sow and between Saab by itself and under GM ownership they sowed a lot of crap.


      • 5 Years Ago
      Hope they do get sold rather than just left to die. great car company.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It amazes me the amount of emotional attachment people develop with their favorite car companies. I wonder how long it took to come up with that song and edit that video. The problem is there is not much left of Saab outside of the name Saab, the factory, and proprietary design information which GM doesn't want anyone else to see.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would like to Thank AutoBlog for publishing this Video supporting SAAB. I believe that the unique qualities of SAAB are brought out and provide an insight into the present day SAAB owner's character.

      I personally have driven GM vehicles for 53 years and have owned them since 1964. For the last 22 years, we have owned SAAB vehicles. My purchase in 1999 of the 9-3 Viggen took me back to my second car; a 1966 Corvette 427 ci, 390 Hp. For a 2.3L 4-cyl engine, the Viggen puts a smile on my face everytime that I drive it.

      The future status of SAAB is presently unknown, but what I can say is the worldwide interest and support shown for this Brand has never been expressed before by any other group of Car owners. Let Saab live for the 1.5 million owners who will more than likely purchase 100k vehicles per year in support of this great and unique brand.