Dear Saab friends and other car enthusiasts,
My name is Amel. Some of you may know me as @Saabthehague on Instagram, where I share with you my nosy nature when it comes to all things considering the Saab 900 Classic.
This time, it’s no different! As a graphic designer I contribute to preserving Saab facts and information by turning it into graphics, illustrations and art.
This led to an even bigger idea! Together with Jeroen, Willem, Desiree and Jerry, the ambition to develop the first visual and interactive Saab platform came alive.
A responsive webpage, showing a big interactive world map with markers. These markers will represent car owners, service centres, part retailers, events and more.
Free to sign up to and participation for all private owners. With the service chat, manual database and the DYI guide, this will be the most complete and collaborative platform for every Saab owner out there. If we, as Saab enthusiasts, can show this platform is helpful and responsive, many other brands and groups may follow. Benefits?
If you are a Saab enthusiast, starter or even a Saab veteran, you know finding the right part for the right price can be quite a challenge. Saab is gone and we only have Google and the few people we’ve met to find what we are looking for. From now on, just one source to find what you’re looking for and, in most cases, finding even more!
· Find all available private and dealer Saab cars for sale.
· Find all available private and dealer Saab parts for sale.
· Find the closest Saab specialist, rated by the community.
· Find all the possible Saab webshops, rated by the community.
· Find and attend Saab events near you or abroad.
· Filter your world map, based on all possible Saab specifications.
· Communicate with companies and other Saab owners.
· Free use of our home-made DYI guides and manual database.
· Distance filter: find what you need within your preferred distance.
This idea has been playing in my head for quite some time now. It came to me two years ago, and since the end of 2017, I actually started writing things down and shaping the idea, along with front-end developer Jerry van Berkel. In 2018 we completed the team with back-end developer Jeroen Ketelaar, Website Optimizer Desiree Laureijssen and Treasurer Willem Vader. A Dutch team operating from the Netherlands, United States and New Zealand. The plan?
2019 is the year we want to deliver. The plan is to go live this year, in a way all Saab owners will benefit. Development of the basic framework is in progress, so we can soon start testing and schedule future development. To make sure we can implement all the functionalities, we will be outsourcing a part of our built.
Expected launch, if all goals are met, would be November 2019.Can I help?
We can do magic, but we aren’t magicians, so yes you can! Together we can keep Saab alive. Our team is able to do most of the development in-house and voluntarily.
But we need backers to make sure we can pay for the domain, server, Google plugins, advertising and the outsourcing of the technical elements.