UCG Newsletter February 2023
Dear members, dear regional representatives, dear Unimog friends,
we hope you had a good start into the new year. Together with all our members, officers, friends and supporters, we are looking forward to an interesting and varied year with the Unimog and MB-trac.
Almost exactly two years to the day after the membership number 11,000, we were able to assign the membership number 12,000 at the end of December.
The member is a 42 year old Swiss from Tamins. He is currently restoring a 421 and was given his membership as a birthday present by a club member living in the same village.
With the addition of a member from Pakistan, the UCG is now represented in 49 countries.
At the end of February we will collect the contribution (45,00 Euro). If your account number has changed, please send a message to the office.
NEWS FROM THE REGIONAL GROUPS
Münsterland regional group
We are pleased to announce that the regional group has been re-staffed. Finn Schürmann and Madeleine Henkenjohann are heading it and have already successfully completed their first regional event in the form of a New Year’s reception. Further activities will follow.
Photos: David Endres
Regional Group Saar-Lor-Lux
After many years of voluntary work for the UCG, the regional representative Michael Weyrich handed over the office to his successor Florian Schorr. At the last regional representative meeting we had already said goodbye to Michael Weyrich personally. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him once again for his many years of commitment.
We wish all three “newcomers” a good start in the Unimog world of the UCG and look forward to the coming cooperation.
INFOS FROM THE OFFICE
Remaining places technique training U 411
We are again offering technical training courses at the Unimog Museum. If you are interested in the basic course for the U 411, please contact the office. There you will also receive the exact announcement with details about the course. There are still places available on the following dates:
09.-10.03.2023 (one place still available)
16.-17.03.2023 (still one place available)
Regional Representative Meeting
At the end of November, all functionaries met again for a regular exchange among themselves and with the Executive Board. This time, the one-day event took place in Dreieich near Frankfurt am Main.
Photo: Axel Otersen
Opening Unimog Museum
This event was celebrated for several days. On Thursday, the volunteers of the museum as well as the companies involved in the construction and their employees were invited. On Friday, guests from business and politics as well as sponsors and supporters were welcomed. The extended board of directors and their partners were also present that evening and were able to enjoy the first glimpses of the new Unimog Museum. On Saturday and Sunday the
Were open to all guests. In total, more than 1,200 visitors could be counted. There was something for everyone: music, children’s entertainment and guided tours! Or you could just enjoy the new exhibition.
If you were not able to be there, you are welcome to make up for it. As a UCG member, you receive free admission to the Unimog Museum upon presentation of your Club Card.
On Saturday morning, the museum was ceremoniously opened with the cutting of the red ribbon. The photo shows Hildegard Knoop, Christof Florus, Stefan Schwaab, Rainer Hildebrand (from left) and museum dog Steffi.
Stuttgart Trade Fair 23-26 February 2023
In February we will start with our trade fair appearances at the Retro Classics in Stuttgart. This year, the focus is on the series anniversary Unimog 406. New at the trade fair are the following activities: Ride-along in a Unimog, the photo box and the painting table for our younger visitors. Visit our booth in hall 7 at the Mercedes-Benz brand clubs.
Annual Meeting Aufenau 08 – 11 June 2023
Our annual meeting this year will take place in Aufenau. In the March issue`l you will find detailed information as well as the registration form. If you would like to register now and take advantage of the discounted fees, check our homepage under Events / UCG Annual Meeting. Here is the link:
Parts market 15 May 2023
Do you still have a brake disc for sale? Or you are looking for a spare part for your vehicle. Already now you can register for the parts market. You can find all the info on our homepage under Events / UCG Parts Market. Here is the link:
General meeting 15 May 2023
Please make a note of this date already now. The meeting will take place at the Unimog Museum following the parts market. The invitation with agenda will be published in the Heft’l as well as on our homepage shortly.
SCHEDULE PREVIEW 2023
23.-26.02.2023 Retro Classics Stuttgart
12.-16.04.2023 Techno Classica Essen
05.-07.05.2023 Motorworld Classic Bodensee Friedrichshafen
12.05.2023 RB-Conference Gaggenau
13.05.2023 Parts market (morning) in Kuppenheim
Members meeting (afternoon) in Gaggenau
08.-11.06.2023 UCG annual meeting in Aufenau
23.-25.06.2023 South Tyrolean Unimog meeting Speikboden, Sand in Taufers
30.06.-02.07.2023 UVC annual meeting in Bruchhausen-Vilsen