The automotive industry met this week in the French capital. During the first press days, journalists from all over the world saw the newest trends and products. At the GM stand, Carl-Peter Forster, the president of GM Europe, also provided an overview of the automotive industry in Europe - and gave clear signals to consumers about markets and trends, as we see in this video from the Paris Auto Show.
GM Europe's President, Carl-Peter Forster, drives a restored 1914 Opel race car. At its time, this 12.3 liter Grand Prix vehicle was able to register a number of speed records and was also the star of the most recent "AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix".
The world's first race driver casting, "OPC Race Camp", which started with around 18,500 candidates, has now reached a decisive stage. After the remaining 20 candidates took part in the final test at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the 10 best drivers were announced during an event at the ARRI Studio in Munich. They will form the "OPC Race Camp" team for the 2008 Nürburgring 24-hour race. Opel breaks new ground with the OPC Race Camp – a professional talent casting that helps ordinary drivers discover and develop their motor racing skills.
The GM plant Zaragoza is turning 25, and the 8000 employees of GM's largest European production plant have two reasons to celebrate – their contribution to the industrial development of the Northern Spanish province of Aragon and the Opel Corsa's unique career. The supermini first left the plant, which was opened by King Juan Carlos I, in November 1982 and debuted in a segment in which Opel would soon play a key role. Since then, 9.34 million units have been produced at the plant, including eight million Corsas.