Still nothing about Pentecost? RP-Online writes in the current edition about a classic car meeting in Emmerich which takes place under “Saab participation” on Pentecost Sunday. The organizer, Ludger Wemmer, owns a number of Saab classic cars, some of which will be present at the meeting. A good date for the Saab community on the Lower Rhine and for the neighbors from Holland.
The complete article about the vintage car meeting in Emmerich:
The classic car meeting takes place for the sixth time at Pentecost, but this time not in the Rheinpark, but on the “Stromland Martini” on the Rhine promenade. Over 150 vehicles are expected there on Sunday.
The background for the change of location is the work in the Rheinpark. "The square behind the Martinikirche is a good alternative, but we hope to be back in the Rheinpark next year," said organizer Ludger Wemmer. It is not yet clear whether this will happen. "We do not yet know whether such major events will be allowed there after the park has been renovated." Which he would very much regret, because many of the classic car fans who visit the Pentecost meeting came because of the unique atmosphere in the Rheinpark.
Wemmer has also had various requests from other cities. "But as long as our meeting can take place in the Rheinpark, we will stay in Emmerich," says the Vrasselter. Cooperation with business development is very good.
When the weather is fine, 150 to 180 vehicles come, there is a lot to see and talk shop for the oldtimer fans. In addition to cars, tractors and motorcycles are expected. Clubs from Uedem and Bocholt, the Saab friends Lippe-Niederrhein and guests from the Ruhr area, from the Netherlands and Belgium have announced themselves.
Ludger Wemmer's passion for classic cars began with a Saab 96, built in 1972, a so-called “Buckel Saab”. The locksmith bought it for everyday use in 1978 and then sold it again. 15 years later he rediscovered it by accident at a dealer in Hünxe, restored the now 20-year-old car. The second was a Saab sonnet, which he had brought from California in 1994. This model was only built 8000 times for export to the USA. Wemmer had to completely restore it. This piece of jewelry, now almost 40 years old, can be admired on Sunday.
After at least nine Saab vehicles, he now also owns a tractor Ursus C 45 from the year 1957, his own year of birth, a Jeep AMC, built in 1982 and a Trabbi of 1967. Of his three sons Sebastian (21) likes to screw on the vintage cars. Wife Paula helps with the interior design.
For Whitsunday the initiator of the meeting hopes for nice weather and many guests in Emmerich - hopefully not for the last time.