The world is not in good shape, but there are still many things in life that bring like-minded people together and we have to come up with an appropriate idea for our first blog post on our new site, so here we go… Let’s get together. Friends, Family, Sport, Food…, cars…. Yes CARS! That’s why you’re here reading this, isn’t it?
Well, It all started in the late 1800s with a lady by the name of Bertha Ringer. She was just 23 when she married Karl Benz, the inventor of the automobile. Bertha funded Karl’s business with a wealthy dowry even before an automobile was called an automobile.
She then urged him on to demonstrate his new invention to the world, but Karl was kinda hesitant, so Bertha did what any gutsy petrolhead wife should. She took Karl’s automobile, which was basically a wonky tricycle looking thing with a crude engine strapped to the rear axle, loaded up their two sons Eugen & Richard, and embarked on the first road trip ever in, (or “on?”) an automobile, covering 106km in 15 hours and reaching speeds up to 30km/h going downhill on that rickety thing!
What an adventure that trip must have been! There were no proper roads, filling stations or garages. Bertha did various running repairs along the way and documented them so Karl could make improvements to his automobile, but most importantly, Bertha showed the world what a car could do. It brought people together.
And here we are today, doing track days, breakfast runs and road trips, mixing with friends, discussing our rides and having fun along the way.