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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016

Goodwood Festival of Speed -The  highlight for race cars friends

Goodwood Sculpture by Gerry Judah
Goodwood Sculpture by Gerry Judah

The estate of the Earl of March is enormous and really impressive. To enlarge this impression every year a big art work is built up in front of the Castle.


This year it was sculptured by the British artist Mr. Gerry Judah. Who also made the sculpture in front of the Porsche Museum at Zuffenhausen. But here there was more space available and so it shows even more energy and movement. Ordered by BMW it naturally shows three BMW's up in the sky.


BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster  -    Brabham-BMW BT52  -  BMW V12 LMR


These cars stand for huge motorsport successes and thus have significantly contributed to the present image of the brand.

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HMSC Oldtimerrallye Wiesbaden 2016


Whoever got the luxury of owning a classic car,
gets the possibility to present it driving on the street.
A wide range of events is offered.
  • A rally for classic cars, presented by HMSC shows the valuable vehicles running on the road. Here the sporting spirit is a principle point. Along the route there are stages and passage controls.


  • A Concourse d'Elegance like the Classic Gala at Schwetzingen shows veteran, vintage and classic cars in a special surrounding, here in the famous baroque palast garden.

The most important thing is having a good day.



Riley Sport Spezial from 1935
Riley Sport Spezial from 1935




Having a good day is expressed at this

Riley 12/4 sport spezial from 1935.



We have attended the award ceremony in the garden of Wiesbadens Kurhaus.



Here it was easy to have a close look at the remarkable cars and small talk with the driver.



Every car and its history was was perfectly presented by Mr. Peer Günther. That is what makes an event like this so special.




Everyone, parents and children, driver and visitors, enjoyed the day.



We are looking forward to 2017.



Taking pictures at the Mille Miglia 2016, the special vintage car event

Owner of high class classic cars met for a sporting competition. Who wants to shoot special photos at such an event, should be well informed about the route and select the location wisely. The driving route from Brescia to Rome and back offers many highlights.


Here a few impressions 2016




Approved were 450 vehicles, which could also have participated at the original version of the Mille Miglia from 1927 to 1957. These includes oldtimer made by Bentley, Aston Martin, Bugatti, as well as early cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.


It is possible to get photos before the start, when all cars are polished to high gloss, but unfortunately it mostly rains, like this year. The same at Parco Giardino Sigurtha in Valeggio sul Mincio, with its nice park settings.


Two days later the tour passed beautiful locations, that attracted a lot of spectators. The Piazza del Campo in Siena and Piazzale Michelangelo in Florenz, with the views of the Duomo.


Who wants to photograph the vehicles in movement has to find a place along the route. Nice is the winding ascent to Passo della Futa. There, the cars are already dusty and authentic.


Likewise at the finish line. Here is the last chance for a photo, after reaching the finish line the driver scattered.


Again, it was an insdescrible experience.


The atmosphere, the climate, the landscape and the culture make the Mille Miglia a gathering event for motorists.


We are looking forward to Mille Miglia 2017


Bye for now

Jutta and Bernd