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A musical based on the story of the ill fated Bricklin SV-1 is set to debut in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, where the SV-1 was assembled over three decades ago.
The play, dubbed “The Bricklin” is set to open in the city of Fredericton on July 27th. “It’s a story about hopes and dreams, and at its heart are these two larger-than-life characters,” said Tim Yerxa, executive director of the Playhouse theater in an interview with the New York Times. The main characters of the play are Richard Hatfield, New Brunswick’s top politician, and Malcolm Bricklin, namesake of the Bricklin sports car.
“Here we’ve got this audacious guy who wants to build a car, and this politician who recognizes an economic initiative and wants to do right by the people who elected him,” Mr. Yerxa said. “There’s a song called ‘High Risk Venture,’ and it’s during that number that Bricklin wins over Hatfield.”
The star of the production is undoubtedly the orange Bricklin SV-1 purchased for the play. It’s been specially outfitted so that the gullwing doors and pop-up headlights will work without having to turn the engine on.
[Source: New York Times]
With news of a tentative deal to sell off Hummer coming yesterday, GM still hasn’t made any decisions about its Saturn or Saab brands – but apparently it has plenty of offers to entertain.
GM CFO Ray Young said that Saturn has as many as 16 suitors, while the Swedish Saab brand has three.
The list of Saturn buyers is reported to include Penske Automotive Group, Malcolm Bricklin, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Renault and investment firm Telesto Ventures.
Young did say that it is interested in working with the Saturn buyer when it comes to vehicle assembly.
As for Saab, Swedish business paper Dagens Industri is reporting that the three buyers are U.S. financier Ira Rennert and his Renco Group, Fiat and Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg.