We are looking forward to meeting you at the â€œClassic Car Symposium Cologneâ€ 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
Session 1 â€“ 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, MuseÌe National de lâ€˜Automobile
11:30 Coffee Break
12:00 The Responsibility of the Automotive Manufacturer, Michael Bock, Mercedes-Benz Classic
12:30 Preserving Automobile Heritage â€“ the Collectors Point of View, Peter Kaus, former Rosso Bianco Collection
Session 2 â€“ 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 â€“ Experts presenting Scientific Restoration Methods
program tuesday 9th june
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 â€žUnrestoredâ€œ - 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 MoÌˆser, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT
12:30 Concours Restoration â€“ 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 KÃ¶ln/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: Conference@historicautogroup.com or call Katharine on +44 20 3289 8356
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