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Simply Great: Opel Wagons and Convertibles Star in Hessen-Thüringen Classic Car Rally

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  • In great shape: From Opel Rekord Caravan to the new Insignia Sports Tourer
  • Great history: Dream convertibles from Opel Super 6 to Opel Cascada
  • Great classic car fans: VP Sales & Aftersales Küspert and racing car ace Winkelhock participate
Spectators and participants are already looking forward to the 23rd Hessen-Thüringen classic car rally, which will take place from June 15 to 17. Opel will be among the starters with some memorable cars from its 155 years of tradition. Station wagons with ample space and a high level of versatility have always been typical for the Opel brand and thus the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker will participate with a fleet of roomy vintage cars. Opel brand ambassador and 1999 Le Mans winner Joachim Winkelhock will lead the way in a Rekord C. He will be followed by a Rekord P2 Car-A-Van, an ADAC road patrol service Kadett D, a Commodore C ambulance and a Rekord E belonging to the fire department. The vintage Opel station wagons will be escorted by the brand new Insignia Sports Tourer, which will celebrate its German dealership debut on June 24. The first stage will start and end in the Hessian town of Marburg where a beautiful 1937 Opel Super 6 Gläser will be on display and certainly attract a lot of attention. The convertible will be in the capable hands of Opel Vice President Sales & Aftersales Peter Küspert on Saturday. In addition, Opel will also participate with two further forebears of its current Cascada convertible – a Rekord A and a 1976 Rekord C.

The first stage of the Hessen-Thüringen rally will start in Marburg at 09:00 CET on Friday, June 16. It will take the participants along the Lahn and Eder valleys to Dillenburg before the cars return to Marburg via Herborn. The following morning (08:30 CET on June 17), the drivers and their cars will towards Ederbergland. The lunch break is scheduled to take place in Gemünden and the first cars are expected to reach the finish line in Frauenberg at around 14:45 CET.

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