Tragic loss of personal vehicle - and our commiserations thereupon
- Dear Friends,
I would like to send this letter to the editor off today, but it
occurred to me that it might benefit from your comments and suggestions?
So . . .
Wednesday, November 24, 2004, Paris, France, Europe
The International Herald Tribune
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92521 Neuilly Cedex
Re the article in your fine newspaper of Tuesday last reporting on the
theft of the €800,000 (or $1 million) S600 Mercedes-Benz armored
limousine of DaimlerChrysler's chief executive, Jürgen Schrempp.
The members of World Transport and the New Mobility Agenda (
<http://newmobilitypartners.org/> http://newmobilitypartners.org) wish
to share their heart-felt commiserations with Mr. Schrempp. We care
deeply about personal mobility and choice, and certainly none of us
likes to be deprived of our preferred means of transportation.
In my case however my commiseration goes even more deeply since I too
have recently been the victim of such a theft. In my case it was my
newish black bicycle here in Paris, and on my vehicle I had also
installed some useful extras just as Mr. Schrempp had opted for a
12-cylinder engine and a sophisticated broadcasting device to help
retrieve the car. In my case it was a smart new black metal basket for
carrying my books, day’s shopping and of course the IHT on my way to my
As a gesture of solidarity, I am posting this letter to the more than
one thousand transportation experts world wide, including several in the
Stuttgart region, who regularly consult our World Transport/New Mobility
Forum at <http://newmobility.org/> http://newmobility.org. It is my
hope that if anyone of us has spotted the vehicle (I understand that it
too is black) you will let the IHT and Mr. Schrempp know.
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Bloomberg News , Tuesday, November 23, 2004, Copyright © 2004 The
International Herald Tribune |
Car thieves hit Daimler
DaimlerChrysler's chief executive, Jürgen Schrempp, had his S600 Mercedes-Benz armored limousine stolen while it was parked on a street in Stuttgart, the German city in which the carmaker is based.
The black company car, which is worth about €800,000, or $1 million,
disappeared on the night of Oct. 26, Klaus-Peter Arand, a police
spokesman, said in an interview. The limousine, which sports a
12-cylinder engine and is equipped with a broadcasting device to help
retrieve the car, has not been found, the police said.
Schrempp, 60, has been chief executive of DaimlerChrysler since 1995.
Hartmut Schick, a spokesman for the world's fifth-largest carmaker,
confirmed the theft without giving details.
The S600 is the top limousine with the Mercedes brand.