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Oshawa Ontario (Friday, June 4, 2004) - The sky is the limit for the Saab 9-2X at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre. The vehicles, mounted on a working ferris wheel, are part of a one-of-a kind sculpture. 'Mobile Fun,' created by John Körmeling is making its North American debut this summer in Toronto.

In attendance at the sixth annual Powerball to unveil the 100 foot-diameter sculpture that allows people to sit in four Saab vehicles and ride the ferris wheel were:

· Michael Grimaldi, president, General Motors of Canada Limited
· Wayne Baerwaldt, director, The Power Plant
· John Bailey, general director of sales, General Motors of Canada Limited
· Victoria Jackson, president, The Power Plant Board of Directors
· Dave McCall, director of Saturn Saab Isuzu, General Motors of Canada Limited
"The Mobile Fun exhibit really takes the Saab brand to new heights," said Grimaldi. "I am pleased that Saab is a part of this sculpture, which puts the wheels in motion for the launch of the new Saab 9-2X."

"Dutch artist-architect John Körmeling is blessed with an infectious imagination," said Baerwaldt. "His intense imagination is reflected in his humourous and clever solutions to all kinds of issues. Körmeling has chosen to work with Saab cars that compliment his creativity and kindle the desire for freedom of movement in Canada. This project may offer motorists the most innovative way to test drive a Saab."

The Powerball is a fundraiser gala for The Power Plant's exhibits and educational programs. Powerball attendees and media got a sneak peak of the Saab-sponsored exhibit and also had the opportunity to be chauffeured home from the ball in a brand new Saab 9-3X convertible.

The John Körmeling 'Mobile Fun' ferris wheel exhibit is open to the public from June 3 to August 8, 2004 from 12 p.m. until 11 p.m. daily. The Power Plant will also be presenting an in-gallery exhibition of John Körmeling's work that will highlight and further explore his penchant for the absurd and his exciting architectural design solutions. For more information, call 416-973-4949 or visit


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what is a 9-3X convertible? does this mean that the 9-3X is going to be built, or is it a typo?? if the 9-3X is real, that may make more than a few people around the dealership pretty happy. say it's not a mistake!!
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