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3ma12 in Bad Bentheim

A dedicated community of Fiat 131 enthusiasts held their annual international meeting in Northern Germany’s Bad Bentheim. From May 9 to May 12, the now sixth mirafiori gathering was held this time transnational in Germany and the Netherlands. Participants came from Germany, England, Ireland and the Netherlands, the longest journey measuring nearly 1,000 miles (1600km).

The various 131 models were well represented with comfortable four door limousines, functional estate cars, fast two door models in vintage orange or poison green livery carrying the programmatic name “Sport” or “Racing” and wild rally cars and replicas based on the Group 4 triple world rally championship winning Abarth 131 Rally.

"We want to show the beauty of our home countries to all participants, if possible travelling back roads in order to make driving as pleasurable as can be“ the organizers Albert Brouwer and Heini Nee said. The four day program listed sights in the Emsland, the Teutoburg Forest and the Netherlands. Day trips led through the Tecklenburg District and the Teutoburg Forest, across the Emsland to the Meyer shipyard and through the Netherlands via Apeldoorn to Flevoland.

The starting point and return destination was always Bad Bentheim, with the friendly team at Hotel Grossfeld offering a comfortable setting for the group. Here the attendees have been looked after well in the culinary department and could relax socially for long hours with good German beer and conversation. This sociable aspect is characteristic for the success of the 3ma meetings: One comes as a 131 driver and leaves as a friend.





Robert Bardorf for the 3ma Team


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25 May 2007 - 3ma 2007

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