Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, has been working hard in recent days together with other European leaders to save Greece from triggering a financial crisis in Europe and throughout the world.
But in Thursday, Merkel got the chance to something unexpected when she visited the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. In the 10-day car exhibition, German car makers and some of the international colleagues show off their newest technology and car concepts.
Angela Merkel checked out the Mercedes-Benz F-125 and took the chance to have a seat inside the Ford Evos, buggy concept car from Volkswagen and BMW i3.
This is not the first time that Angela Merkel has attended an auto industry event showing a support for domestic manufacturing. In 2010, Ray LaHood, Steny Hoyer, and Nancy Pelosi attended the Auto Show in Detroit as stressed U.S. car maker’s struggles to get back on the track after GM and Chrysler received a bailout from the government.
Pelosi planned to attend the yearly exhibition this year but canceled it at the last minute.
According to the event organizers, the Frankfurt auto show was massive; more than 1,000 exhibitors filled the space that could cover 33 soccer fields.
President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, Matthias Wissmann, said in the opening ceremony that they are expecting about 800,000 attendees.