Schloss Bensberg Classics and Leica Camera AG continue successful partnership

From the German press – Schloss Bensberg Classics and Leica Camera AG continue successful partnership (Google translations):

For the sixth consecutive year, is the Leica Camera AG partner of Schloss Bensberg Classics that take place in Bergisch Gladbach and surroundings from 18 to 20 July 2014. The classic car event of the premium class, which has the motto “Very important cars only”, is characterized mainly by exclusivity and sophistication of the participating automotive classics. The Schloss Bensberg Classics were launched with the support of Leica Camera AG in 2009.

Against the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg in Bergisch Gladbach starts again this time a selection of top-class vintage car to the competitions. For vehicles up to 1984 leads a “Rallye Historique” the through the countryside. At the “Concours d’Elegance” 40 unique creations are made ​​by a jury under the microscope, including true automotive legends, prototypes and valuable unique, which are assessed in eight scoring and ten special categories. Leica Camera AG donates again a personalized trophy for the special “Best unrestored condition”.

Automotive photographer René Staud is set with the medium format Leica S participating in the Concours classic car in scene – in a mobile photo studio, specially for the event in the Castle Garage is established. The portraits of the classics are issued as Artprints on Sunday from 10 clock in collaboration with Leica Camera AG in the ballroom of the Grand Hotel.

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Board of Leica Camera AG, explains the long-standing partnership with the Schloss Bensberg Classics with the similarities between luxury cars and premium products of the traditional brand Leica: “Both the Automobile Classic, as well as our made ​​in manufacturing cameras bribe each by precision and value in the processing, a timeless aesthetic and technical performance., you will meet about the collection and cult objects that, even after decades lost none of their fascination and efficiency. engineering and masterpiece of the past on technical precision and perfect craftsmanship of today. ” guests and participants of the Schloss Bensberg Classics also have the opportunity to learn in the courtyard of the Grand Hotel on current Leica products.

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