With the course of the 11. Chairman gerald kohler is satisfied with the results of the first meeting of the opelfreunde konigsfeld. The 29 members managed the festival, however, only with the help of about 250 helpers from the village and the surrounding area, for which kohler expressed his best thanks. The 1000 mark of arrived vehicles was not quite reached, but otherwise the about 10000 guests got their money’s worth with the event. Konigsfeld itself has only 550 inhabitants in comparison.
On the land there was a mixture of camp and cowboy atmosphere, coupled of course with the smell of carburetors and tire and engine smells. But that is part of such an association of car, pardon opel fans. Since each of them also likes to screw something on his ride, there are everywhere "technical discussions" on the agenda. Their part contribute to it the cars, which place themselves to the evaluations. The engine is the first thing to be scrutinized, of course, and when a row of red LED lamps lights up under the open hood, and when the wing doors go up and the deck sinks behind the seats, not only the eyes of the proud owner light up, but also those of the surrounding spectators. The stewards naturally remain cool and note everything down in their lists.
As always, the highlight of the opel days was the race on the eighth mile. Over 40 vehicles took up the challenge. Eight categories were judged, depending on the number of horsepower. District administrator johann kalb (CSU) and mayor gisela hofmann (BB) gave the starting permission with the green flag.