Present at the greatest Microcar Meeting of the World
well- known Jorge Lizardo and Franco de Marco were present at the Year 2000
edition of the Störy meeting. This event takes place every two years at
Störy, a German location near Bockenem. Prior edition, in 1998, was also
visited by Jorge and Franco, who had the idea of forming our Club as soon as
they were back from Germany.
meeting took place from Wednesday May 31 till Sunday June 4. Microcars were
joined together on a great field, in which most of the car owners preferred to
make camping by their vehicles' side rather than going to a Hotel. In that way
they were able to keep an eye on their cars and were also involved in that
"microcar atmosphere". Imagine yourseleves, waking up in the
morning, opening your tent and finding the sun at dawn reflexing on an
Isetta's bubble window or a Goggomobil Coupé's shining roof...
friends took a time to build a booth with pictures, articles from Argentinian
magazines, and so on. Merchandising of our Club (stickers, cloth badges
and our characteristic blue T-shirts) were rapidly sold - out or interchanged
with other clubs. Jorge returned home with no sample of our souvenirs.
booth construction and the rest of the activities, we were greatly helped by
our friend and local collector Hans Gerhard Leppert, who acted as our host and
official translator. He even offered our Club one of their cars : a red
Goggomobil with white roof, which was decorated with our badge and a proud
activities were, apart from a continuous car show, a raid through local roads
( in which our friends got lost for looking at the landmark instead of paying
attention to the road, and even being driven by Hans...), social activities,
autojumble and the almost obligatory visit to the Automuseum Störy, a private
- owned institution which is considered the World's greatest microcar Museum,
counting with more than 300 models among standard local and foreign vehicles
Our friends Franco and Jorge told us about a lot of experiences they had during those days : "A guy brought a Honda on a trailer, and another guy came immediately and bought it before it was released !!!!" , Jorge said, referring to a dollar-loaded American man who purchased everything that was possible.
models (even more stranger for us) were not difficult to find : Brütsch Mopetta, Kleinschnittger, Scootacar,
Frisky, Zündapp Janus, gave a special feature to the show, apart from the
more known Goggomobil, Isetta, Messerschmitt, and NSU Prinz.
Our presence at Störy 2000 was very useful in order to get our international recognition. We can say that the objective was complied as a lot of connections with microcar enthusiasts from Europe, Australia or Japan were made.
edition will be in the 2002. Most of who stayed here will be saving money for
the tickets to Germany. We hope next time our crew will be greater.
Effort will surely worth it...
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