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Hospitality 2003 - 2010
Crossover Events

The hospitality afforded by a host of citizens to foreign travelers would lead to a close friendship between an American and European family. A European, who possessed near reverent childhood memories of America, would fondly recall American, civilian and military personnel along with his rides in American military vehicles. As a young man he and his young friends would marvel over the technologically advanced 1950's American Finned Cars; His father would engineer the engines for the 1950's Mercedes-Benz Type 300, which included the first iteration of the fastest production car of its day; the 300SL considered the first supercar. His brother would later engineer the first all wheel drive car; the Audi Quattro and he would rise to the position of a worldwide sales chief for Daimler Mercedes. Over the decades he and his wife would visit America taking in its grandeur and what she has achieved in just 500 years; often commentating; "Can you imagine".
 
International Events

   
Italy's Mille Miglia; The Mille Miglia was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy upto to 1957. However, in 1982 the Mille Miglia endurance race was revived. Areas: Lago De Gardo, San Marino, Lazise & Kufstein.
   
Austria's International Land Rally; Started by Father Manfred Brandl in Meggenhofen Austria, Areas: Blue Danube, Stuggart Germany and the Mercedes Daimler Museum and Private Restoration Facilities, A Catholic Museum and Rosenheim Germany
   
Eger Hungary's Land Rally; Eger, Bogacs, Mezokovesd, Mezokeresztes, The Puzska, Flotzinger Brau Hotel Garni in Spitz ; Blue Danube and Stift Gottweig.
   
Canada; Toronto, Casa Loma, Younge Street & Niagara Falls.
   
Sterling Moss Mercedes 722 Sterling Moss is a famous European Race Car Driver who set records in Italy's Millie Miglia that have never been broken to this day. This 20 second clip shows Sterling Moss passing Dirk Bensinger & Anthony Lacaria in 2005.
 


North American Events...
   
Yearly Automotive Events: Lowes Motor Speedway; Carlisle Events; AACA, Walter P. Chrysler, Richmond Virginia.
   
Route 66; Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona & California.
 


International Stories...
   
Vespa Germany; A Vespa Is A Small Scooter that was manufactured in Italy. The name Vespa means Wasp. Described here is a trip from Bavaria to Italy.
   
Jorg Bensinger Jorg Bensinger is the brother of our friend Dirk Bensinger. Jorg was the developer of of the first four wheel drive car; The Audi Quattro.
 


Areas of Interest...
   
The Blue Ridge Parkway Hungarian Goulash, Cool Springs, The Tygart Flyer and more.
   
The Black Heritage Festival and other local festivals and parades.
 
1903 Oldsmobile The Baby Reo by R. E. Olds; A video presentation that highlights the great granddaughter of R.E. Olds the founder of Oldsmobile.
   
Calabria America By Carlo Levi 1947; An interesting narrative of the hope that is America.




Sentiments...

"They want to know when the Americans are coming back".

" I would have to make a list of the people who send their regards".

The placing of American Flag lapel pins; One man's appreciative eyes tearing up.

"They were pleased by the respect shown towards the historic and cultural aspects of their country".

"You have represented your country well; You are from America, so they love America,(Eastern Europe)".

A prominent Hungarian gets emotional; "To think Americans, Germans, Hungarians and Romanians all at one table"

"Hi ..... I am interested in booking a ride .....Could you please let me know what we need to do to arrange that and what the prices will be...

"Hello, Valerie, hello, Anthony and family...We have received the package .... It is a miraculous recollection of a wonderful holiday with you…"

"I was surprised to come across your painstaking preparation off Hungarian Hungarian Goulash and thought that your German friends might like to know about my new book on the famous Hungarian dessert wine...The title is 'Tokajiine - Fame, Fate, Wine... Miles Lambert-Gocs Williamsburg, Virginia".

 

 
"We Greet Our American Friends"

 
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