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Dink's blog: Wiesmann factory visit

Dink's blog: Wiesmann factory visit

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dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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GTRene said:
Yesterday we visited the old Wiesmann Factory. In October we will go again to the freshly build factory, the opening and open day, which will also show the Wiesmann GT V10.

Here some picture's of that day made by one of our 20 people tour people, it was a nice day organized by Klassiekerrally Winterswijk and GT Modelbouw.

www.klassiekerrally.nl/default.asp?ArtikelGroep=13...

GTRene
Damn right they do make some special wheels there in Germany:





Since everyone fell for the Oberstürmbahnführer's choice: this Whermacht grün is the perfect opener: Blitzkrieg!





The brawny BMW V8 engine of the Wiesmann-GT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. Ta!





This red coupe for me.





Feck me!





Wiesmann's are quality cars and stand out. The roadsters have that C-type feel and the coupe's are a bit like the Cerbera's nicer brothers. Dad can't make a choice . . .





Interior is porn. And very well thought of.





Yellow - tweaked a bit here - would not be my choice. But hey, I would not say 'no'.





Classic black 'n red interior combi here.





Obviously there's one of those yum sixpots rolling in. Engine sounds way different compared to Beemers fit. They do the piping at the factory . . . looking pretty open.



Up next: a pearly one for the hairdressers and inside the factory.



Cheers guys.

lazyitus

19,874 posts

188 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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Beautiful. Beautiful !



Not many cars I get overly excited about nowadays. But THAT ?





Yes. Please. thumbup



great photo's too

Parrot of Doom

23,075 posts

156 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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  • goes to get Kleenex*

Klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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Nice pics Albert!

Get well mate, I guess that 'Barbecue meal' was a bit too greasy after all? winkvomit

Aerofoil

1,543 posts

159 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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lovely cars, but aren't the wheels a bit to wide? They seem to stick out too much for me, maybe a cm more in?



Edited by Aerofoil on Tuesday 22 May 20:21


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NAS

2,148 posts

153 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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Feck me! Saw a GT with Markus Walz behind the wheel at the Scuderia Hanseat last WE. The sound is quite.....nice biggrin



One for the lottery wishlist.

mc_blue

2,439 posts

140 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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That interior looks rather special I must say! Very very nice cars.

GTRene

10,954 posts

146 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2007
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Fantastic pics of that red one Dink, what a deep red color that is, I'm not a red fan but that one looked very good..

Also that black roadster looked like I want onebiggrin but no, I go concentrating on the GT when its around 60.000,-euro zo have to wait a few yearseek











GTRene



Edited by GTRene on Tuesday 22 May 22:43




Edited by GTRene on Tuesday 22 May 22:43


dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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Just a bit of flu, that's all . . . I'll take it easy. Fat food is no problem for this guy BTW hehe

More:


The coupe has it all. If you skip the 'it's-a-retro-car'-thingy than there's nothing that's wrong other than beauty, presence, elegance and stylee. To me it says: I'm powerfull but I don't have to eat you all. And that's how it sounds as well.


GTRene (left) and Wim Klassiekerrally (right) discuss details. And there are a lot! This product is so well made, at the highest quality standards as well. Everything fits perfect, I couldn't find one fault. Love that gekko-logo.


Are you guys coming in or what!


Not before I snapped this hairdressers choice, pearlwhite . . . Would suit a dentist smile


The Roadsters look a bit shorter . . . They sould try a shooting brake, since they're in fashion.


I said it. Rene's beastie here, he took me for a little spin and it is fast. Decent V8 propels this Z3 ffw the way it should: in utter comfort. Interior is made to make long distance journey's a proper outing. I should say this car is a GT. Thanks Rene thumbup


Welding the muffler for the exhaust.


Although this old plant does maintainance and repairs mostly, some new stuff is still done here: chassis here, seats, electrics . . .

Up next: the factory-tour.

Snoggledog

6,257 posts

139 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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Fantastic cars and one day I'd love to own one .. But one question. Where does the lizard that they use for a badge come from? Kind of an odd symbol to use. Any ideas?

Road_Terrorist

5,591 posts

164 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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It's like TVR should have been.

That V10 will be a monster, if it's that quick in the bargearse M5 and M6 imagine how quick it will be in the lithe little Weissman!

How does one go on these factory tours? Are they scheduled or need to be specially arranged?

Marki

15,763 posts

192 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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There does not seem to be a colour that does not suit them ,, even the white one looks good smile

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,345 posts

180 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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It's a gecko:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko

Sticky creatures, as are Wiesmanns . . . wide tires and all.


Amazing really these cars are totally handcrafted, the whole place is a big workshop.


Whether it's a broken ragtop, a scratched body or an interior fix: roll 'em in and it will get done here. Pretty efficient too . . . Foreground: a new exhaust in the making.


New W'mann's ready for the road, covered by typical W'mann-cloth. I wish a pyama's in those!
Second floor is created by steel layers / bridge.


The six is the perfect match for the Roadster.


Not covered by plastic: a treasure for the eye.


Crowded workfloor.


It's time to move up to the upholstery-dept.



Up next: seats, stiches, wires and rimms.

andyinPembs

4,936 posts

136 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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Dear Weissman,

Would you like my Grandmother in exchange?

Snoggledog

6,257 posts

139 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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dinkel said:
It's a gecko:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko

Sticky creatures, as are Wiesmanns . . . wide tires and all.
Ah ha! idea Makes sense now. Thank you.

L100NYY

32,931 posts

165 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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These cars are most definitley on my wish list, that red coupe is absolutely stunning and that paint looks deep enough to swim in!!

Great report guys and brilliant pictures too, keep 'em coming guys and trust you are well.

smile

dinkel

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24,345 posts

180 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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Heya Ben! Cheers mate, glad you like 'em as well. Wim just called the factory and they're all happy to guide a 20 enthusiasts around. New properties will be opened in October . . . I saw some drawings and it's a bit bigger than this here. Should be worth a detour after the Spa 6 hrs thingy. wink

When of course we will meet Ben! More pics to come.

L100NYY

32,931 posts

165 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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dinkel said:
Heya Ben! Cheers mate, glad you like 'em as well. Wim just called the factory and they're all happy to guide a 20 enthusiasts around. New properties will be opened in October . . . I saw some drawings and it's a bit bigger than this here. Should be worth a detour after the Spa 6 hrs thingy. wink

When of course we will meet Ben! More pics to come.
wavey That sounds like a top idea Dinks, can't wait to get up close to one of those Weismann thingy's and soak up the details!!

Klassiekerrally

2,543 posts

177 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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Fantastic pics again Albert!

L100NYY said:
wavey That sounds like a top idea Dinks, can't wait to get up close to one of those Weismann thingy's and soak up the details!!
If all goes according to plan, there will be one or two Wiesmanns at the Klassiekerrally, the 2nd of September. I really need to drive one... cloud9

Marki

15,763 posts

192 months

Thursday 24th May 2007
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Klassiekerrally said:
Fantastic pics again Albert!

L100NYY said:
wavey That sounds like a top idea Dinks, can't wait to get up close to one of those Weismann thingy's and soak up the details!!
If all goes according to plan, there will be one or two Wiesmanns at the Klassiekerrally, the 2nd of September. I really need to drive one... cloud9
Dink , please publicise the rally this time i missed the last get together and i am an honorary Cloggy from Breda now after all hehe