The Classic Car Symposium Cologne, Newsletter 3


We are looking forward to meeting you at the “Classic Car Symposium Cologne” this Monday 8/9 of June.
Please find conference details including the complete list of speakers on our WebLink.

If you have not done so PLEASE REGISTER via email us to secure your place (this includes paying the registration fee now), thank you. If you can not attend or would like to bring additional participants just let us know.


Please find the preliminary conference program below:
program monday 8th june

10:00 Welcome

Session 1 – Classic Cars as an European Cultural Good

10:30 Role of the Classic Car as a Cultural Good in Europe, Prof. Dr. Frank Herrmann, Cologne University of Applied Sciences

11:00 The Role of the Museum in the Preservation of Historical Vehicles, Richard Keller, Musée National de l‘Automobile

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00 The Responsibility of the Automotive Manufacturer,  Michael Bock, Mercedes-Benz Classic

12:30 Preserving Automobile Heritage – the Collectors Point of View, Peter Kaus, former Rosso Bianco Collection

13:00 Lunch

Session 2 – Investing in Collectible Cars

14:30 Recent and Future Developments in Classic Car Auctions, Philip Kantor, Bonhams

15:00 The Market for Collectible Cars and its Influences, Dietrich Hatlapa, HAGI

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Classic Cars as an Economic Factor, Fritz Cirener, Bosch Automotive Tradition

16:30 Factory New Collectible Cars: Building a Bridge between a New Era and a Glorious Past, Andrea Dragoni, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera

17:00 Workshop – Experts presenting Scientific Restoration Methods

19:00 Dinner 

program tuesday 9th june

9:00 Coffee

Session 3: State of the Art in Restoration

9:30 Hindrance or Assistance - The Turin Charter
Prof. Friederike Waentig, Cologne Institute for Conservation Sciences, Cologne University of Applied Sciences

10:00 Classic Car Restorations & Recreations: Opportunities and Dilemmas, Paul Koot, PK Coachbuilt & Classic

10:30 Restoring the „Unrestored“ - New Challenges in the Restoration of Historic Vehicles, Dr. Gundula Tutt, Omnia

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Scientific Methods in Rebuilding Historical Body Work, Prof. Dr. Frank Herrmann, Institute for Automotive Engineering, Cologne University of Applied Sciences

12:00 Conceptualizing Restauration: Approaches to our Mobility Heritage, Prof. Dr. Kurt Möser, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT

12:30 Concours Restoration – Static Display or Road Apearance? Scott Sargent, Sargent Metalworks

13:00 Conclusion followed by Lunch 


Our conference venue: Dock.One, Harbour Club (link), Hafenstrasse 4, 51063 Köln/Cologne, Telephone: +49 221 4733 100.


'The Drive' (not part of the official program): We are organising a drive with classic cars on Sunday 7th of June from Cologne into the Eifel area for lunch at Restaurant Idille in Bad Neuenahr. Please do get in touch, we would be delighted if you could join us.
Once again we very much look forward to seeing you at the Symposium!
Sincerely, Frank Herrmann, Dietrich Hatlapa

Contact us: or call Katharine on +44 20 3289 8356

Previous Newsletters: Newsletter 1, Newsletter 2




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