For the fourth year in a row Leica Camera AG partnered with the vintage cars show Schloss Bensberg Classics:
Press release (translation from German):
Solms - Leica Camera AG continues its successful collaboration with the Schloss Bensberg Classics also in 2012. For the fourth time supports the traditional manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products from the Hessian Solms this classic car event of the premium class, which was lifted in 2009 with the help of Leica was launched. Against the imposing backdrop of the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg in Bergisch Gladbach found from 07 to 09 September 2012, the exquisite vintage competitions held, before a "Rallye Historique" for vehicles up to 1979, which runs right through the countryside, even in the "Concours d'Elegance" in which the 40 cars are rated in 16 categories.
Also this year, the specialized automotive photographer René Staud Photography in cooperation with Leica put the Concours participating vintage jewelry with a full local scene. Staud and his team 24 hours around the clock in the installed specially for the event rework the mobile studio photographed with the Leica S2 system images professionally. The subjects are from lab partner Whitewall enlarged on photographic paper and placed in modern bevel cut mounts in chrome aluminum frame. Then the classic portraits are presented at the awards ceremony and handed over to the Concours participants.
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, chairman of Leica Camera AG and a passionate classic car fans: "The work of René Staud characterized by precise craftsmanship and aesthetic perfection in detail these are the properties and values for which the Leica brand since soon. 100 years is. So it is only logical for classic cars with products of such a traditional manufacturer scan, which has manufacturing, technical perfection and outstanding, timeless design up the cause."
Leica Camera AG has supported more events like this to classic car collectors and friends to convey the joy of high-quality Leica products. Many cameras of the brand are due to a special design, a special limited edition, or because of their special historical context itself become coveted collectors' items.