Truck Steyr 480 (1966)

Truck Steyr 480k (1966) in Vienna, Austria

During the event waldviertelpur, I had the opportunity to look under the hood of this old gentleman. This Steyr 480 saw its construction by the Austrian company Steyr in 1966. Today, the truck operates for the Zwettl brewery, based in the region of Waldviertel. [German]


Chevrolet Fleetmaster 1946

Chevrolet Fleetmaster 1946 near Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

The Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) organizes a military car festival in Vienna every year. At this event, I took this photo of a Chevrolet Fleetmaster 1946. The US High Commissioner used the depicted car in Austria from 1946–1950.


Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras

Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras, Austria

In Geras Abbey (Stift Geras), I visited an exhibition about the history of fire brigades. There, I saw this Volkswagen Type 181. It was built in 1974 and was used as a service car for the fire brigades in Lower Austria. Reading the history of this car makes me smile: Was this car really called “The Thing” in the US?