Wednesday, 24 April 2013

!NEW! 75 years Opel Kapitaen: Great birthday parade through Ruesselsheim

  • 42 historical Kapitaens of the years 1938 to 1953 at the start
  • Departure from the Opel plant to the castle Westerhaus
  • Magnificent classic car show on the Bahnhofplatz

On Saturday (April 27) in 9.45 clock meet at the Bahnhofplatz in Ruesselsheim Opel beautiful Kapitaens    from the years 1938 until 1953. A total of 42 vehicles travel on that day by the Opel plant along the former Kapitaen of the production hall and then through the main entrance to the station earlier Opel in Ruesselsheim place to introduce yourself there for about an hour with their owners. The classic car parade takes place on the occasion of the 75th anniversary - the end of 1938, the first Opel Kapitaen rolled off the assembly line.

The Old Classic Opel IG and the Department of the Adam Opel AG jointly organize this visual feast for participants and spectators. 40 vehicles are driven by their owners from the Old Opel IG, two captains of the years 1950 and 1952 are from the Opel Classic workshop. Around 10:45 clock the convoy of Opel sedans then rolls toward Westerwinkel house, located since 1900 in the family of Opel. Today, the castle and winery in the fourth generation of the great-granddaughter of the Rüsselsheim car maker, Ivonne Countess of Schoenburg-Glauchau out. Surrounded by vineyards, participants will be asked in the "Old Kelterhalle" the palace for lunch.

As a representative of the upper middle class, the 1938 Opel introduced between the captain compact Opel Kadett and the Opel Admiral ranked a representative. With self-supporting all-steel body and advanced drive technology available as two-and four-door sedan as well as a four-seater convertible in this vehicle class captain took a technical leadership role. The modern design of the six-cylinder, started in the first year with 2.5 liters and 55 hp, was in many stages of development for five decades, the hallmark of the great Opel vehicles. 1948 left the first post-Kapitaen in the old body style the work. And with the economic miracle then took the career of the Opel Kapitaen properly ride on. In the early sixties, now the pontoon construction was announced, the Opel was captain of its U.S. design language to the best-selling six-cylinder car in Germany.

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