Anual Meeting in Senden (first sunday of july)
Ever since 2000 we meet in Senden near Ulm, which is located between Munich and Stuttgart.Usually 25-30 Ascona C convertibles come together there. A time to exchange experiences, spare parts, and of course, to contact people with similar interests.
Every year, on 1st of May, there is another meeting: In Möhnesee near Dortmund, 30-40 drivers of an Ascona Convertibel meet there.
You`ll find more about these meetings under "Termine".
Opel itself sold the "Hammond & Thiede", the more popular version of the convertible. The price for transforming a 2-door-limousine into a convertible was appr. 12.600 DM. It could be ordered at any opel-dealer. Four weeks later the car was delivered.That conversion was planed in England, by the "Planungs- und Konstruktionsbüro International Automobil Design" (IAD). The realisation was managed by an english-german cooperation, the engineering-office "Hammond & Thiede", with settlements in Dover and Sulzbach am Main (Germany). After several Enterprises (e.g. Michelotti/ Italy and Tropic in Crailsheim/Germany failed, the professional carossier "Voll" in Würzburg-Heidingsfeld succeeded. Early cars carry a plate under their hood, that carrys the name "Voll" - later ones carry the name "Hammond & Thiede" there.
Voll also built special cars for arabian oil-sheiks, mobil-homes,
fire-brigade-cars, hotel- and tv-busses and "jeeps" for the german
police. As well they built
cabins for the legendary truck "Opel Blitz".
The Toyota Celica - Convertible was another important project of Voll.
They also built two Porsche 928-Convertibles.
After that, Voll kept on building
special trucks for some years. 1992 they inally went bankrupt and the
last 480 employes lost their jobs.
Voll wrote that in a letter to Mr. P. Stevens, England,