New Travel Organization Grabs Industry Attention

European Auto Enthusiasts Custom Tours



Willowbrook, IL. November 15, 2008 — A new travel and tour organization — one that caters to European automobile enthusiasts — has received rave reviews for its inaugural European factory tour. Automotive Reisen with offices both in Illinois and Bavaria will be catering to the interests of both European car collectors as well as new car owners. 


“Automotive Reisen will offer factory and museum tours that are balanced with historic and cultural visits to unique European cities,” said Patrick Yanahan, president of Automotive Reisen.  “With over 25 years of both European travel and classic auto hobby experience, we know what is of interest to this very specific traveler.  Programs will be balanced with places and activities for a couple rather than just two weeks of car related events.”


Yanahan has noticed that American travelers also have an interest in World War II history.  This is primarily based on an interest in where did our relatives fight and live during and after the war.  Since his partners are native Europeans, his trips will visit unique areas with local guides and fellow car enthusiasts.


The company will have its European base in Bayreuth, Germany, the historic home of composer Richard Wagner.  Helmut Kolb, president of European operations, has over 30 years of corporate meeting and convention experience.  Timothy Kolb will be in charge of organizing specific historic and cultural visits in Germany, Austria and Italy.  Tours to factories and museums in England are planned in the future.


The company will custom tailor trips for car clubs, dealer organizations as well as special projects to European racing and driving events.



About Automotive Reisen, Ltd.

Automotive Reisen is an Illinois firm, which customizes tours for the European automotive enthusiast.  Automotive Reisen offers affordable and unique tours for both members of the family.  It handles all travel, lodging, tours and cultural visits with an affordable experience to locations not on standard travel agency package tours. For more information, visit or call Patrick Yanahan at +1 630 395 7000.