Feel the Beat of Speed
Photo and report Willem J. Staat
For the 48th time the Essen Motor Show takes place from 27th november until December 6th at the famous Gruga Hallen. With the happenings in Paris two weeks ago it is not to be hoped that this will never become the Beat of Threat though you do not realize it you still feel the tension in the streets and at the exhibition itself with more security people around. The Show was being opened by ADAC Sportspresident Herrmann Tomczyk, DTM drivers Jamie Green, Marco Wittmann and Christian Vietoris at opening day. Main themes were 65 Years of Formula 1 and James Bond. Also present was actor Götz Otto who played the bad guy in “Tomorrow Never Dies” and is still in touch with Pierce Brosnan. The first weekend was already being attended by 130.000 paying visitors.