Saab filed for 're-organization' with the Swedish courts and is seeking $1 billion to survive. While it was pretty much a foregone conclusion, what with GMs troubles and an inability to manage the brand, but SAAB has a rich heritage that may soon disappear. They got sucked up into GM and were never afforded the same chances as their Swedish counterpart, Volvo, was at Ford. I've always liked SAABs, after having fallen in love with a 99 EMS, and have had a chance to drive a large number of models over the years and some pretty fun trips in some, including a road trip through an ice storm in a 96. Got a chance to spend some time with Erik Carlsson at Pike's Peak a few years back and that was a real treat. (Wonder if there's any relation between Erik and the esteemed editor?) Attached is a pic of Erik Carlsson and Per Eklund discussing beer, presumably, sometime before the Pike's Peak hill climb in 2000. And a shot of Eklund playing at mowing down David Newhardt in a slightly, ahem, modified 93.