17th Weyermann® Vintage Car Event
Beautiful, rare, sporty: the fans of vintage cars and two-wheelers were completely satisfied with this year´s Weyermann® Vintage Car Event. The connection of protected industrial grounds, fine Weyermann® Schlotfegerla® and exquisite vintage cars attracted more than 300 historic vehicles and over 2000 fans on the first Tuesday in July.
The oldest vehicle at the vintage car event of Weyermann® Malts was an Opel 4/16, built in 1927 and belonged to Heinz Bergerhoff from Königsberg. The visitors were also very interested in the DKW, P15, built in 1928 or the Ford A (1930).
Wolf Lieb had the furthest journey. He came all the way from Bremen with his 53 year old Volvo, Amazone P121. Klaus Mense from Lemgo and his Giulia GTC from 1965 drove almost 400 kilometers.
Attending the event for 10 years
Thomas Buchberger lives in Bamberg and has been a regular guest at the large event of the Weyermann® vintage car enthusiasts for ten years. He has been driving his Mercedes 250 S W108, built in 1967, for six years now. He had been looking for his dream car for ten years before he found the limousine on the Internet. The reason why he likes to attend the vintage car event on the first Tuesday in July? „It´s the cool location,“ says Buchberger. „The meeting in this old factory is just awesome.“
A Ferrari under water
Dieter Kraus from Strullendorf was able to tell a very special story about his 34-year-old Ferrari. He bought the 308 GTSI six years ago from an Alfa dealer who had not driven the red jewel for 15 years. „I had the Ferrari for four weeks when the flood came.“ The vintage car stood under water – 40 centimeters high - in the garage. Dieter Kraus has completely rebuilt the car: „Now I will never give it back again." He appreciates the „great ambience“, the Weyermann® Schlotfegerla® and of course the beautiful cars“ at the „super meeting“.
The first time with the Giulia
Klaus Mense stood next to his Giulia. The Weyermann® Vintage Car event is well known to him and he „gladly attended“. But it was the first time he came to Bamberg with his 52-year-old Alfa Romeo GTC. „It´s super great here in this ambience“, the convertible driver looks around: „The old industrial heritage and the historical vehicles fit together just wonderfully.“ He was happy to answer the interested questions about his vintage car. With a smile on his face he also reported that he bought the car twelve years ago in its spare parts from his former boss and built it back together in arduous work.
Only if it is beautiful outside
Hans-Jürgen Sauer from Strullendorf is a regular guest of the vintage car event of the Weyermann® malt factory. But it was the first time he came to Bamberg East with his 30 years old so called duck - although he has owned the Citroën 2CV 6 Club for seven years. He bought the vintage car for 500 euros, today the „duck“ is worth 9500 euros. But he only drives it "when it is beautiful outside“. The „Strullendorfer” clearly loves the get-together of the vintage car friends: „It´s really nice here,“ Hans-Jürgen Sauer enthuses about the „beautiful cars“ and above all the „old Weyermann® factory“.
Bamberger Hofbräu® line and Weyermann® Schlotfegerla®
In addition to the Weyermann® Vintage Car event, the many visitors were also able to taste the beer specialties of the Weyermann® brew manufacture. In the Fanshop, Weyermann® Malts & Craft Beer Ambassador Gregor Alic and customer consultant Stefan Gottschall presented the Bamberger Hofbräu® line with Pils, Export, Rauch and Exquisator. In the Weyermann® beer garden, the vintage car friends enjoyed the dark palatable Weyermann® Schlotfegerla® at the three tapping points.
The popularity of the vintage car event on the Weyermann® site was reflected, among other things, by the fact that the first visitors and vintage cars were already waiting in front of the Weyermann® gates two hours before the official start. The over 100 helpers from the Weyermann® team were again perfectly prepared and had organized everything very well. The big parking began.
Photos: Bamberg TV1
Special thanks go to…
…Mayor Andreas Starke and his team, without whose help the road closure and thus the beautiful classic car atmosphere would not have been possible.
... all neighbors and residents who generously provided their parking places.
... the ladies from Inner Wheel, who sold cake for a good cause.
... the butcher´s shop Böhnlein and the team of Fischer Unterhaltungsbetriebe für Feste und Veranstaltungen.
... the company Sicherheit & Service Gerd Spindler from Weißenbrunn.
... our photographers Dirk Peter and Jörg Hofbauer from Bamberg TV1.
... the Lebenshilfe Bamberg, who roasted coffee freshly and presented their anniversary coffee 1000 years monastery of St. Michael.
... and to all energetic employees from the red and yellow Weyermann® world who have made the classic car event possible in the first place and have stuck together.