Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

Bosch Boxberg Klassik from June 22 to 24, 2018

Popular classic-car rally starts at Bosch in Karlsruhe this year

  • On the grid: some 150 vintage and classic cars built until 1988
  • Intermediate stage on Hockenheimring with appealing evening event
  • Great final at the Bosch Boxberg proving ground with open day and supporting program for participants and spectators
Nico Krespach

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Boxberg / Karlsruhe – At this year’s double anniversary, the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division – the classic-car business unit Bosch Classic also belongs to – celebrates its 50th and the location in Karlsruhe its 40th anniversary. These are reasons enough for the popular Bosch Boxberg Klassik rally of vintage and classic cars to start its first stage at Bosch in Karlsruhe. Already on Friday, June 22, the participants will meet for a “get-together” at the Bosch location in Karlsruhe, Auf der Breit 4. That is where the field, consisting of some 150 vintage and classic cars built until (including) 1988 at latest, will start the first stage of the rally on Saturday morning, June 23. A big tour will take the rally around Karlsruhe before it returns to Bosch Automotive Aftermarket – Auf der Breit 4 – for a lunch break. Celebrating the location’s anniversary, there will be a party and an “open day” for the associates on site.

“Open day” at Bosch Boxberg proving ground as well

Having recovered and regained their full strength, the rally participants head on to the first day’s stage finish on Hockenheimring. An evening event on the circuit will be a special highlight of this year’s Bosch Boxberg Klassik rally. On Sunday morning, the historic cars will start the second day’s stage taking them from Hockenheimring to the traditional finish at the Bosch Boxberg proving ground. As they approach the finish line, the participant will surely be received by a large number of spectators visiting the Bosch proving ground just as they did throughout the last years. Once on site, a series of special stages us to be passed by the participants. The highlight will be the vehicle parade on the high-speed track around 15 o’clock. With the victory ceremony starting on 16 o’clock, the 19th Bosch Boxberg Klassik rally will end around 17 o’clock.

On Sunday, the Bosch proving ground will open its gates for visitors – free entrance – as of 11 o’clock. A shuttle bus will connect the special stages on the proving ground. In addition, there will be several attractions for visitors of all ages concerning anything related to vintage and classic cars. A special highlight on the program will be the Bosch Boxberg Klassik rally for kids. At this event, even the youngest will be able to prove their rally abilities on historic pedal cars participating at a parade and completing special stages themselves. In its well-proven manner, SV Windischbuch will once again provide sustenance.

Anyone willing to participate at the 19th Bosch Boxberg Klassik with his vintage or classic car built until (including) 1988 at latest, can sign up until April 15, 2018 on the rally website: The same website will also provide updated information on the course of the classic-car rally, on the supporting program and on the open day at the Bosch Boxberg proving ground.

Contact person for press inquiries:
Nico Krespach
Phone: +49 721 942-2209

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern 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, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. 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 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

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