Passion for old cars

Passion for old cars

The temptation was too rough. "I just couldn’t resist", says steffen lohr with a laugh, looking at his opel commodore with shining eyes. The 38-year-old had brought the oldtimer to the castle park in gleisenau.

There the ebelsbacher werbering in cooperation with the zeiler automobilclub under the leadership of manfred kuhn organized for the already tenth time a rough oldtimer meeting. And the lohr family, which includes the two children moritz and kilian, as well as the opel commodore, were there along with numerous other exhibitors.

But it could have been an opel kapitan from 1960. "But we gave it away for lack of time and space", said the trained blacksmith in conversation. Instead, the unfindeners bought the 47-year-old, 160-hp commodore a good year ago. "This car originated in sweden, steffen lohr explained and came up with his passion "for old opels" to speak. "The reason for my quick decision to buy this car was that it is still completely in original condition from the 1970s." According to him, the paint is still "original" with a slight patina."

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One-way street in gremsdorf causes displeasure

One-way street in gremsdorf causes displeasure

Mayor norbert walter (BB) and the gremsdorf town council discussed several options for regulating traffic in bruckenstrabe and a draft for redesigning the local cemetery.

As early as december 2019, mayor walter discussed the traffic situation in bruckenstrabe with some of the burghers at the burgers’ meeting. Not all citizens are happy with the one-way street regulation that has been introduced. Last year, the municipality of gremsdorf received a list of signatures with a request for change.

Remain the one-way street?

In the burgers’ meeting, walter held an on-site meeting with representatives of the hochstadt police department. He reported on this appointment at the meeting of the municipal council. A letter from department head sabine rohrer revealed that the police would support a partial repeal of the one-way street regulation for cyclists. However, the general abolition is not recommended.

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China becomes most important car market for noble brands for the first time

China becomes most important car market for noble brands for the first time

China thus outperformed the german and u.S. Markets in terms of sales of german luxury brands. This is the result of a study by car expert ferdinand dudenhoffer from the university of duisburg-essen, which was made available to dpa on sunday.

In their home market of germany, which was slightly in the red overall in 2012, german premium manufacturers registered 882,000 new cars, while in the u.S. They registered 837,000 vehicles. In china, german premium manufacturers increased sales by 26 percent compared to the previous year, in the u.S. By 15 percent. In germany, on the other hand, sales stagnated.

The importance of the booming chinese market will increase in the coming years. Dudenhoffer expects german luxury carmakers to sell more than one million new cars in china in 2013. By way of comparison: in 2005, the total sales of BMW, mercedes & co co in china still at 104,000 vehicles according to survey. Since then, they have increased their sales in china by an average of 37 percent per year.

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