Can you spot the brushless DC motor? The motifs of the calendar 2019 are composed solely of car parts from Automechanika exhibitors. This is the fourth consecutive year in which Automechanika has worked with the artist and photographer Rafael Neff to produce a limited-edition calendar that reflects the variety and creativity of the automotive aftermarket.
The focus is on powerful vehicles and striking design – from classic cars with flaming tyres and sleek motorcycles to gigantic trucks in front of dramatic skylines. Each motif comprises hundreds of car parts that have been photographed and combined digitally, transforming lifting platforms into bridges, filters into skyscrapers and tyres into rolling hills. Even the clouds, sand and water have been created using paint, car polishing wadding and oil binder.
When selecting the products for the annual calendar, the 23 participating companies focused their attention on aesthetics, functionality and innovation. That is why the vehicle on the calendar's title page, for example, has been finished in a new high metallic coating from BASF Coating. The January motif showcases the Automechanika logo in a ‘follow me’ style using state-of-the-art high-power LEDs from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA. In keeping with the company’s two-pronged strategy, one of the MAHLE products that has been included comes from the field of e-mobility: professionals will recognise a brushless DC motor on the rear of the avant-garde sports car from the month of March. The sports car is also part of the new Automechanika brand world that will be unveiled in early 2019.
The 2019 calendar features products from the following companies:
Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, BASF Coatings GmbH, BBS GmbH, BPW Bergische Achsen KG, Continental Aftermarket GmbH, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, ElringKlinger AG, Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG, HAZET – WERK, Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co. KG, HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, LIQUI MOLY GmbH, MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG, MAHLE, MANN-FILTER, MEYLE AG, Otto Christ AG, RECARO Automotive Seating, RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH, Schaeffler AG, SEHON Innovative Lackieranlagen GmbH, Tenneco Inc., thyssenkrupp Bilstein GmbH, ZF Friedrichshafen AG.To the press release