How I found this story:
I was commissioned by Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart
to create artworks for their showrooms. In order
to acquire ideas upon which to base my artworks, I
asked for and received permission to research
through the historical documents in the corporate
archives. There, I found this nearly-forgotten but
thoroughly charming story from the dawn of the
automobile. - Ulli Kampelmann
Painting by Ulli Kampelmann
I painted this painting in honor of the wonderful people and places we visited during our adventure in filming the Carl and Bertha Benz story. To the beautiful little villages along Bertha's route such as Ladenburg, Heidelberg, Wiesloch and Bruchsal. And the lovely friends we made with the Drs. Suchy, Jutta Benz and Wolfgang.