On a former US missile defense site in Bad Kissingen, the auto show Adventure & 4×4 instead. AUTO BILD has looked around and presents the weirdest inventors of the 4×4 world and their cars.
From the kitchen straight to the desert
It all started harmlessly: As a trained chef, Peter Rößner once ran a restaurant in his home town of Bad Kissingen – until he turned the tranquil spa town into a place of pilgrimage for all-wheel drive fans. Rößner (64) is a co-founder of what is probably the largest 4×4 event in Europe.
“We started here with incentive events in the 1990s. Back then, successful cell phone salespeople were allowed to drive through the mud.” Today, more than 350 exhibitors at the “Abenteuer & Allrad” trade fair show what it takes to drive off-road.
Incidentally, Rößner himself took part in various rallies with a service truck. On the Paris–He barely escaped Dakar with his life. But nothing knocks over such a giant so quickly…
Solid wood without glue: tiny house on wheels
Thomas Scheimer (52) actually builds modular houses. “Then I thought – why not put a module on a car?” So the Amberger (Bavaria) got himself a Mercedes round hood and sawed off.
Beautiful living on the go
Cord Dayal built his first mobile home at the age of 21. He made one out of two Unimogs and drove it to Nepal. In the meantime he has turned his passion into a profession. The 43-year-old develops individual extensions for camper vans and camper vans.
510 hp and 1.2 million euros expensive: world travel vehicle for high earners
If you order a motorhome from Stephan Wirths, you’ve made it. In two ways. Firstly financially and secondly the steps up. Because you don’t get into Action Mobil’s expedition vehicles, you climb onto them. Inside then: everything at its finest!
Elegantly milled socket covers, high-quality furniture made from wild oak, underfloor heating, washer-dryers, steam cookers, Bose sound systems, WiFi – and even a freezer.
With this 6×6 bolide you can be on the road independently for weeks. On board the Global XRS 7400 Leopard alone are 520 liters of fresh water (optional 900), plus 600 liters of diesel. And the 1440 W solar system on the roof provides electricity. Total weight: up to 26 tons.
The Bulli has never been more beautiful
Mario Volklandt was with Knaus Tabbert for 25 years. The man from Bavaria now has his own factory, with 50 employees producing around 500 vehicles a year for other manufacturers. Its own brand is relatively new: Rhön Camp.
Bundeswehr truck for rice and travel
4×4 transporter for mining and mountaineering