Coming to Croatia in 2008 a unique and original international cultural event the 2 Zagreb Car
This year marks the 110 anniversary of the car's FIRST APPEARANCE in Croatia, a Benz model driven by Count Marko Bombelles, to his home in Vinica, near Varazdin. Zagreb, the capital, had to wait until 1901, when Prince Ferdinand Budicki drove a car to the city from Vienna, almost causing riots in the streets !
Since those early days the car, in all its guises, has become an essential part of everyday life. ˇ°His Majestyˇ±, the car has become so necessary for work and play that it is difficult to imagine any activity which does not involve the use of an automobile; from basic functions such as travelling to and from work, to every type of economic, sport, cultural, political, recreational, tourist, health, military, police and ˇ°romanticˇ± pursuit. It is omnipresent, ever desirable and IRREPLACEABLE ! Life without a car is unimaginable, which is why we have given this beloved vehicle a principal and permanent role in our caricature exhibition which, this year, has the theme: OUR EVERYDAY CAR PARKING.
The main sponsors for this year are the City of Zagreb and Zagreb Holdings, who are presenting the Grand Prize, and the Croatian Automobile Club (HAK) Zagreb Branch, who are awarding the FirstPrize. The other sponsors will be revealed on the opening day 28/05/2008 in the lobby of the Autobusni kolodvor (Main Bus Station), Zagreb - a location specially chosen to appeal to both caricature fans and the thousands of travellers and visitors to Croatia's capital city.
This exhibition provides Zagreb, and Croatia, with an annual cultural and artistic show which is rapidly attracting an international following - with a theme instantly recognisable by all cars in our daily work and life.
Please despatch caricatures and application forms (see attachment) to the following address to arrive by 21 April 2008:
We very much look forward to receiving your entry and to meeting you at the exhibition. Many thanks for your participation and here's hoping your caricature will be selected for the exhibition and the catalogue!
Full details, terms and conditions, and application forms are available on the organiser's web page (www.huna.hr), the blog autokarkature.blog.hr, and, in co-operation with the Croatian Caricature Association, at www.hdk.hr.
You can also contact us by phone +385 (1) 2430 302, fax +385 (1) 2430 217, or email:
Contact: Ivan Palatinus (English, German, Spanish)
For HUNA d.o.o.