Classic clunkers travel 56 days from Bremen to World Expo

17:27, October 11, 2010      

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The old green Ford convertible coupe.

Oct. 10 was the Bremen City Day in Shanghai World Expo, and as one of the most important celebrations, a 26-person team driving classic cars arrived at Shanghai Expo Site all the way from Bremen in Germany on Oct. 9.

The team gathered lots of old cars from famous global brands, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, SAAB, Porsche and so on. An old green Ford convertible coupe owned by an old German couple drew much more attention. This car is the oldest one among them, and it was an imitation of the same Ford car in 1930s.

A total of 13 cars participated in the activity and 10 of them are more than 20 years old. In the team, they also have professional doctors and a mechanic. They started their journey on Aug. 18 from Bremen in Germany and took 56 days along the Silk Road to arrive in Shanghai.

In addition, the Bremen Case Pavilion received its number 888,888th visitor at 1 p.m. yesterday, and the Bremen's mayor himself presented a gift to the lucky visitor.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online


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