Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

Bosch Boxberg Klassik on June 28 to 30, 2019

This year, the popular classic-car rally celebrates its 20th anniversary

  • On the grid: some 150 classic cars built until 1989
  • Anniversary special: additional “Sport” class
  • Open day at the Bosch Boxberg proving ground with comprehensive supporting program for participants and spectators
Nico Krespach

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Boxberg - This year, the popular Bosch Boxberg Klassik classic-car rally staged by the classic-car business unit Bosch Classic and the Bosch Oldtimer Schrauber e.V. leisure-time club celebrates its 20th anniversary. Back in 2000, it first started off as an internal one-day company event. By now, it has turned into a three-day event well-established at the classic-car scene with a starting grid comprising some 150 historic vehicles. In the event of this year’s anniversary, there will be some special highlights for the participants – two different classifications, for instance. The “Tradition” class addresses all those participants enjoying the route and having fun mastering the well-known original challenges. The new “Sport” class is designed for those participants expecting a more ambitious rally and enjoying rather sporty rally stages and challenges. Not only will the participants of this class compete on a longer route, they will also have to pass additional special stages such as, for instance, light-barrier tests.

On Friday, July 28, the participants will meet at a get-together on the grounds of Motorworld Region Stuttgart in Böblingen. That is where the field will start the first stage of the rally on Saturday morning, June 29. After a picturesque tour through the northern part of the Black Forrest, the rally participants will meet again for a lunch break in Waldachtal. Afterwards, the rally participants will head on to the first day’s stage finish at the Bosch location in Schwieberdingen, the home of Bosch Oldtimer Schrauber e.V. – this is where this association was founded 20 years ago. On site, there will be an evening event for the participants.

Open day at the Bosch Boxberg proving ground

On Sunday morning, the historic cars will start the second day’s stage taking them to the Bosch Boxberg proving ground. Once on site, the participants will have to pass a series of special stages with numerous spectators watching. The highlight will be the big vehicle parade on the high-speed track.

At 11 o’clock on Sunday morning, the Bosch proving ground in Boxberg will open its gates for visitors – entrance is free. 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 classic cars – such as e.g. a small Bosch Boxberg Klassik rally for kids. At this event, young visitors will be able to complete special stages and challenges on historically-looking pedal cars thus proving their rally abilities. In its well-proven manner, SV Windischbuch will once again provide sustenance.

Anyone willing to participate at the 20th Bosch Boxberg Klassik with a classic car built until (including) 1989 at latest, can sign up until May 1, 2019 on the rally website at 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.

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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