General Motors is sending executives to Philadelphia this weekend to meet with owners of its discontinued Saturn, Pontiac, Hummer and Saab brands and with customers whose neighborhood GM dealerships have shut down.

The Detroit automaker is targeting 8,000 local vehicle owners it has dubbed "free agents."

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 5, officials from the Detroit company, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, will be on hand at Frederick's Chevrolet on the 6300 block of Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, and in Trevose at Faulkner Buick-GMC and Faulkner Cadillac, both on the 4400 block of Street Road.

Several dozen employees from GM headquarters in Michigan will be there, along with vice president and U.S. sales chief Steve Carlisle, and vice president and global engineering head Karl-Friedrich Stracke, the company said. A similar event was held in New York. This is the company's second such effort.    - Maria Panaritis