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Allstedt Cars Meet Photographers 2022

The shooting event of the year (according to the event organization) started from Friday, June 10th. until Saturday, 11.06. at the former Allstedt military airfield in eastern Germany.

Over 1,200 cars and more than 60 photographers were announced to take pictures and videos of the cars for their owners.

On Friday, there were not so many cars on this very large airfield, but many cars arrived during the night (the event continued throughout the night). On Saturday, the airfield was really occupied by a large number of cars.

A total of 32 interview partners were recorded in these two days, 20 males and 12 females. Two people didn’t finish the interview, they stopped before the end, saying they didn’t know what to say.

Many participants did not want to give interviews, much more than at any other event before. The reason is unknown.

There was a great mix of vintage cars, especially old cars from the former GDR, youngtimers and a large amount of tuning cars from various brands such as Audi, BMW, Ford, Opel, Mercedes, Japanese cars, Italian cars.


Almost everyone did not know what the term circular economy means. But most of them were committed to sustainability and environmental protection, many were very critical of e-mobility, stating that it was coming too fast and under pressure and that nobody knew what would happen to all the batteries in 5 or 10 years.

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Term Circular Economy Unknown, But Deep Commitment to Sustainability
Edgeryders Conducts Semantic Social Network Analysis (SSNA) research at Allstedt Cars Meet Photographers 2022

A passionate team of photographers who view the world of automotive customization through a distinctive lens organized the Allstedt Cars Meet Photographers 2022. Their mission? To capture meticulously tuned cars, mopeds, and trucks in all their glory, presenting them in the best light possible. In return, they’re offering a unique perk – ample space for each vehicle to shine without any photobombing autos, allowing for comprehensive photoshoots from every conceivable angle, the organizers promised.

Over the weekend, more than 1,200 cars descended upon a vast airfield, eager to be immortalized through the lenses of over 60 dedicated photographers. The event, which started on Friday and continued into the night, saw a remarkable transformation from a sparsely populated airfield to a bustling automotive extravaganza by Saturday.

Edgeryders interviewed 32 people who shared their insights, including 20 men and 12 women. One intriguing aspect of this event was the notable reluctance of many participants to be interviewed. This hesitance stood out as an anomaly, especially when compared to previous events of a similar nature.

An intriguing revelation from the interviews was the unfamiliarity with the term “circular economy,” which resonated among almost every participant. Despite this, a remarkable number of them voiced a deep commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The topic of e-mobility stirred spirited conversations, with many expressing concerns that this transition was happening too rapidly, often driven by external pressures. People were especially concerned with the fate of electric vehicle batteries and their long-term impact.

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