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Historic Racing Event: April 13-15, 2012 Bosch Takes Its Place as Main Sponsor of “Bosch Hockenheim Historic” for the First Time

  • Advice and service at the enthusiasts' club for fans of vintage cars
  • 150 classic car parking bays allocated for the Bosch enthusiasts’ club area
  • Wanted: around 1000 classic car owners for world record attempt
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For many years now, the thrilling races and attractive event program at the Hockenheim Historic have been drawing fans of vintage and classic cars to the Hockenheimring each spring. Last year, around 25,000 visitors aged be­tween 8 and 80 attended the event. With Bosch as the new main sponsor, this year's historic racing event, which runs from April 13 to 15, will be held under the new name "Bosch Hockenheim Historic". The Bosch Classic division Automotive Tradition brings the Bosch slogan-"Invented for life"-alive at the Hockenheimring. The Bosch team will be on hand in the enthu­siasts' club area to offer expert knowledge and advice and answer ques­tions from the vintage car fans on subjects including spare parts supply and services. 150 owners of vintage cars that are older than 15 years can park their car in the designated area. Register online at

World Record Attempt: “The Largest Moving Automotive Museum in the World”
A special highlight of this year’s “Bosch Hockenheim Historic” is the world record attempt to create “the largest moving automotive museum in the world”, which will take place on Saturday April 14. To secure a place in the Guinness Book of Records, at least 949 classic cars built in or before the year 1982 must make one lap of the 4574-kilometer Grand Prix circuit. The current record is 948 classic cars. Therefore the support of all classic car owners for the world record attempt is welcome. Register online to take part in the world record attempt at

A Bosch Brand Tradition
Bosch Automotive Tradition’s involvement in the “Bosch Hockenheim His­toric” highlights the company’s history and tradition. In fact, Bosch took part in the opening of the Hockenheimring back in 1932. At the time, the bend before the start and home straights was nicknamed the "Boschkurve" (Bosch bend).

The "Bosch Hockenheim Historic" is accompanied by the caption "Jim Clark Revival" – in memory of the two-time Formula 1 World Champion who suf­fered fatal injuries during a race at the Hockenheimring on April 7, 1968. By adding this caption, event organizers are creating a link to the popular Jim Clark Memorial race that was held from 1969 to 1985.

Activities of Bosch Classic Division Automotive Tradition
Besides its involvement in the "Bosch Hockenheim Historic", the Bosch Classic division Automotive Tradition is also a joint organizer of the "Bosch Boxberg Klassik" (Bosch Boxberg Classic) rally, which has grown to be­come one of the most popular classic rallies in Germany in recent years. The Bosch Boxberg Klassik 2012 kicks off on June 29 and runs until July 1. Bosch Automotive Tradition also organizes the spare parts supply for vin­tage cars, for example by remanufacturing parts that are in particular de­mand in accordance with the original documentation. The Bosch Classic division has built up an extensive knowledge database on vintage and clas­sic cars. For more information, go to or visit our Facebook page at

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at and,

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