Clemens Jeßberger, 30, gave up his secure job in sales and re-started his career as an apprentice in car mechatronics engineeringwith the Klassik Garage Kronberg –heeding his passion for classic cars. Not enough, he just accomplished hismaster’s certificate! In an interview he tells us just how this came about:
Our 4th Classic Tour Kronberg last weekend once again proved a certainty: there is every reason to look forward to the next edition!
But before we reveal the exact date of the event in 2018, we take a passionate look back. Two days of incredibly rich experiences lie behind us. There was, of course, a colorfully mixed field of participants.
“In all the years I have been driving, I cannot remember ever driving a car that I would have liked to own more (except for racing cars!)”.
(Sir Stirling Moss former British Formula One racing driver, referring to the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL “Pagode“) in a letter to racing director Alfred Neubauer.)
With the Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale and the Artcurial Motorcars Sale in Monaco, two important auctions in the field of classic cars took place last week. Of course we observed the events for you and are happy to share our impressions and our highlights of the auctions with you:
The Mercedes-Benz W109 300 SEL 6.3 was introduced in Geneva in March 1968. The engineers at Mercedes implanted the powerful M100 V8 engine with 6.3 liters from the 600 limousine and thereby created the fastest serial production four-door sedan in the world.
The first Porsche series model.
“In the beginning, I looked around and could not find the car I’d been dreaming of: a small, lightweight sports car that uses energy efficiently. So I decided to build it myself”, says Ferry Porsche. The result? The Porsche 356. Presented in the year 1948.