Classic cars aren’t for everyone. They can be picky, finicky, and costly to keep on the road. Parts can often be hard to find, service can be difficult to source, and the experience as a whole can be an endeavor, to say the least. For Kevin Zimmermann, however, there was only one clear and obvious choice after his 2001 VW Polo GTi left him stranded one too many times.
“Would you like to see the E9?” I was asked. We had just finished our tour of the H&R factory, and shortly after, our original itinerary had us on our way back to Essen for the final days of the Essen Motor Show. The prospect of seeing an E9 – Christian Heine’s E9 – was alluring, as I was certainly expecting a nice car. However, through the years, I’ve seen my fair share; predictably, I wasn’t jumping at the opportunity. Interested? Sure. But not enthralled.
It was more than two years ago that my relationship with the team at H&R began. Ever since, it has grown more and more clear that beyond producing world class suspension components, H&R is a brand owned, operated, and driven by automotive enthusiasts. Their passion for cars and the driving experience is usurped only by their drive to produce springs and shocks of the highest caliber and quality, not only in their homeland of Germany, but in the world.