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Dirk is a retired Daimler-Mercedes world wide sales chief. Dirk and his wife Gretel live in Bavaria and have an extreme passion for vintage automobiles along with world travel. They were taken with the help and assistance offered them from the people in the Bridgeport / Clarksburg area of West Virginia in 2003. Dirk and Gretel prefer the back roads and are quite impressed with West Virginia's U.S. Route 50, according to Dirk, it is reminiscent of European roads but is wider and is very well maintained.

In America, as in other area's they travel, they love meeting people off of the beaten path. Dirk and Gretel do not mind the occasional car break down, as with vintage cars you have to expect that, but not to the extent of their 2006 adventure, nevertheless, he reminds me it is how they met us.

Dirk's father, Wolf-Dieter Bensinger developed the engines for the 1950's sports car the 300SL, sometimes referred to as the Mercedes Gull Wing and the 300 model touring cars, often referred to as Adenauers after Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany after World War 2.

Dirk's Brother, Jorg Bensinger, was the engineer that developed the Audi Quattro.

 

Valerie, Yurgen, Gretel, Father Manfred, and Dirk in San Marino

 

Opel

Dirk and couple with their 1939 Opel

1960 Corvair

Dirk, Gretel, Valerie and with their 1963 Corvairr.
Weston, West Virginia

 

 

1939 Cabriolet

Dirk and Valerie with the 1949 Mercedes Cabriolet.
Verona, Italy

 

 1959 Imperial

1959 Imperial, Bavaria

1960 Coupe

Gretel with their Mercedes 1960 coupe, Hungary.


 

1960 Mercedes

Gretel and couple with their 1960 Eidenhower

 

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