- News 2015
Schloss Bensberg Classics.
My favourite car:
Vote for your favourite and win a fabulous weekend by Tegernsee.
Bensberg, June 2015
Vote for your favourite vehicle in the Concours d´Elégance and with a little luck you could win a weekend for two at the Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt.
As a visitor to the 7th Schloss Bensberg Classics you can see, admire and even judge some truly wonderful vehicles. In the Concours d´Elégance on Sunday, 19 July 2015, both rare and classic vehicles will be showcased before a fascinated general public and a high-class jury to try and secure a highly coveted place among the winners in one of the 16 judging categories. And you could also be a winner! Guests at this event can vote for their favourite in the ‘Best of Show (Public)’ category.
Your entry ticket also doubles up as your voting slip and ticket for the competition. Once you have cast your vote for ‘Best of Show (Public)’ the voting slips will be sorted. All visitors who have voted for their favourite will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a luxurious weekend for two at the Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt in Rottach-Egern. The five-star superior hotel is situated right by the shore of Tegernsee. It is the first hotel in Europe to feature an ALL SUITE SPA and fascinates guests with the private luxury of their own spa suite covering at least 38 square metres. As is the case at all hotels in the Althoff Hotel Collection you can expect exemplary service and sophisticated dining at the Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt. The five different restaurants are among the finest in the Tegernsee region. The second and third prizes in the draw: brunch for two at the Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg.
A CO-DRIVER FOR JACKY ICKX.
THE AUCTION FOR A GOOD CAUSE.
Bensberg, June 2015
He drove in 114 Formula 1 races. His motor sport career lasted 30 years. Above all else, however, he is looking forward to his next race. That’s because Jacky Ickx will be entering the Rallye Historique as a celebrity participant. And the special thing about this race is the co-driver’s seat!
The passenger seat in the cockpit of Jacky Ickx’s car is being auctioned for the benefit of the children’s charity ‘RTL – Wir helfen Kindern’, together with an exclusive VIP weekend. Besides the 180-kilometre trip with the Belgian racing legend, the auction also includes a three-day stay for two people at the Schloss Bensberg Classics. And the VIP treatment starts on Friday evening with a co-driver’s training course followed by a barbecue for all Rallye participants in the south wing of the palace. The first vehicles then set off on their wonderful journey through the Bergisch Land from the inner courtyard of the Grandhotel on Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. The day culminates in a gala dinner for all participants.
The real highlight of the Schloss Bensberg Classics awaits the lucky winner of the auction on the following day: the Concours d’Elégance, complete with champagne brunch and prize-giving ceremony.
The auction ends on 10 July 2015.
Meet us in Essen:
Schloss Bensberg Classics will be appearing at the 27th Techno Classica.
Bensberg, April 2015
The beating heart of the classic-car scene: almost 200,000 visitors streamed into the Grugahallen in Essen in 2014, and this year’s Techno Classica will once again live up to its reputation as the biggest trade fair for classic cars in the world. As usual, over 1,250 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and over 2,500 collectors’ vehicles from all eras are expected to appear.
Of course, Schloss Bensberg Classics will also be present at Techno Classica with an exclusive booth. From 15 to 19 April 2015, we will be providing you with all the details of the main highlights of the event – the Concours d’Elégance and the Rallye Historique – at our booth in Hall 7.0. If you are interested in participating in either of these competitions, we will be happy to explain how you can register with your classic car.
Our trade fair appearance will be supported by a very special automotive guest: you can look forward to witnessing the Laurin & Klement Type S, an open touring car constructed in 1911. This wonderful vehicle can be admired at Schloss Bensberg Classics in mid-July as part of the special exhibition ‘120 years of Škoda’ – which will also feature numerous other legendary vehicles from the long-established Czech manufacturer.
We will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about Schloss Bensberg Classics in person at Techno Classica 2015. We look forward to seeing you there.
Special prize in the Concours d’Elegance:
A dream voyage aboard the MS Europa for the ‘Best of Show by Public’.
Bensberg, February 2015
At the Concours d’Elégance, the Schloss Bensberg Classics automobile beauty contest, visitors also choose their favourite – the ‘Best of Show by Public’. This year, a special and highly exclusive prize awaits the winner: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the traditional luxury cruise company and official sponsor of the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2015, is offering a cruise aboard the MS EUROPA.
The winner in the category ‘Best of Show by Public’ at the Concours d’Elégance 2015 will embark on a fascinating maritime voyage with Nordic flair from 19 September till 1 October 2015. Ports of call along the way include the former Hanseatic city of Gdańsk, Kaliningrad, Oslo and Amsterdam. The twelve-day trip for two people starts in Kiel and ends in Hamburg.
The 198.60-metre-long MS Europa is one of the most beautiful yachts in the world. A crew of 285 ensures the well-being of up to 400 passengers; a total of 204 luxurious suites are available. Service and gastronomy are of the very highest standards: the MS Europa has just been awarded a “5-star plus” rating for the fifteenth time in succession by the Berlitz Cruise Guide.