Arden British Day on the 17th of September 2017


On the second Arden British Day, all automobile enthusiasts are invited to the green meadows of the Zelem Castle in Kranenburg, Zelemerweg 15, from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, 17 September. Last year, around 700 interested came to the Lower Rhine region to admire almost 250 British and 100 other classic cars, according to the motto “classic cars meet castle”.  This year the entrance remains free. Registrations via or by e-mail to are welcome.

In a relaxed atmosphere, car enthusiasts meet with British flair in a historic atmosphere. Jochen Arden, Managing Director of Arden Automobilbau:

Pack your picnic basket and visit us with your oldtimer – two-wheelers and non-English brands are also welcome“

During the premiere last year English sports cars from the 50s and 60s, Youngtimer from the 80s, as well as imposing pre-war vehicles were seen on the ground. Of course, automobile enthusiasts, who do not (yet) own their own classic are also invited. There will be a supporting program during the day for both large and small visitors.

Between Kranenburg and Kleve, on the edge of the small village of Mehr, tucked away in the wide landscape of the Lower Rhine, the old Knights castle Zelem. The moated castle Zelem looks back at 1000 years of history, which had its heyday in the late middle ages until the end of the 18th century. The castle served the Romans and was first documented in the 12th century in a script of the Echternach Abbey. Today it is one of the patriarchal fortifications in the German-Dutch border region. Jochen Arden began in 2000 with a comprehensive restoration of the castle, which took over 13 years.

Burg Zelem also plays a special role in the company’s history. In 1972, the foundation stone for today’s Arden Automobilbau was laid in an old bakery house. A black jaguar appears in the company’s emblem, which feels at home in front of the three towers of the building. So the interaction of elegant vehicles in front of the historic setting on the Arden British Day appears quite suitable.

With its own Jaguar series the company has become well known worldwide in the field of refinement. Meanwhile, the first Arden Jaguar already got old-timer themselves, so that the Arden Classic range is now an affair of the heart for founder Jochen Arden. The company, which has been moved to Krefeld in the 1990s, now offers, in addition to refinements for Jaguar, Range Rover, Bentley and Mini, a certified specialist workshop for historic vehicles.


Sunday, the 17th of September 2017, 11 am till 6 pm

– Free Entry –

Burg Zelem Zelemerweg 15 in 47559 Kranenburg Mehr, Germany | Tel.: 0049 2151 3723 13 | Fax: 0049 2151 3723 23

Contact:  Dr. Christine Arden (