At 17 a person has dreams.
Theresa Unnold is 17 years of age and will take the “Abitur”, the German qualification for university entrance, in two years’ time. One of her main elective subjects is physics, chosen because she has an interest in technical matters and wants to understand how complex things work. Her hobbies are horses and her grandparents’ classic Mercedes-Benz. Brigitte and Horst Bacher always said: “When we have more spare time, we’ll buy ourselves a classic car.” One day, they simply took time out to acquire their first classic automobile, a Mercedes-Benz 8/38 hp Stuttgart 200 (a four-door sedan from 1928). Since they’ve owned the “Stuttgart” they’ve also taken part in tours and excursions.
One of their favourites is the Bertha Benz Challenge, which this year marks a special occasion: the 125th anniversary of Bertha Benz’s drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim with her sons Eugen and Richard in the Benz patent motor car, model number 3.