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Automobiles Museums

Aero 662 (1932) in Poysdorf

Aero 662 (1932) at the classic car museum in Poysdorf, Austria

An Aero 662 displayed at the classic car museum of Poysdorf (Oldtimerclub Poysdorf) in the Austrian region of Weinviertel. This car was also known as ‘Cililink’ refering to the noise similar to a bell during the start-up of the engine.

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Automobiles Museums

VW Schwimmwagen (1943) in Poysdorf

VW Schwimmwagen (1943) at the classic car museum in Poysdorf, Austria

A Volkswagen (VW) Schwimmwagen seen at the classic car museum (Oldtimerclub Poysdorf) in Poysdorf. The amphibious four-wheel drive off-roader was built in 1943 for the German army. The B1155 is a modern Austrian boat number as this car is allowed to drive in lakes as well.

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Automobiles

Truck Steyr 480K (1966) in Vienna

Truck Steyr 480k (1966) in Vienna, Austria

During the event waldviertelpur I had the opportunity to look under the hood of this old gentleman. The truck was produced in 1966 by the Austrian company Steyr. Today it acts as a promotion vehicle for the brewery Zwettl which is based in the Austrian region of Waldviertel. [German]

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Automobiles Events

Vienna Classic Days 2014 in Vienna

Classic car parade at the Ringstraße in Vienna, Austria

A particular program point of the Vienna Classic Days 2014 was a parade of all participating cars along the Ringstraße. Unfortunately a heavy rain took place just at that very moment. Well, perhaps the water spray around all those classic cars made this event even more exciting. [German]

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Automobiles Festivals

Heinkel Kabine in Constance

Heinkel Kabine in Constance, Germany

Ha, isn’t it a cutie? I saw this microcar generally known as Heinkel Kabine at the  Internationale Bodenseewoche. This traditional festival takes place at the harbour of Constance’s historic city center. It’s not only a meeting point for lovers of classic cars but also for powerful boats. [German]

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Automobiles

Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras

Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras, Austria

At an exhibition about the history of the fire brigades taking place at Geras Abbey (Stift Geras) I saw this Volkswagen Type 181. It was built in 1974 and was used as 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?

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Automobiles Promotions

Cadillac Sedan 1956 in Frankfurt on Main

Cadillac Sedan 1956 in Frankfurt on Main, Germany

As you know I love to stroll around railway stations while waiting for the next connection. So I do at airports as well. At Frankfurt on Main Airport I came across this Cadillac Sedan (1956) which is an advertisement for two German museums about technology.

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Automobiles Museums

Classic car museum in Kaprun

Classic car museum in Kaprun, Austria

After my trekking tour with the llamas I went to the classic car museum of Kaprun named Vötter’s Fahrzeugmuseum. It is situated in the basement of a hotel. Well, I was very surprised to meet a sort of ‘Herbie’ in front of the museum.

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Automobiles Museums

2nd Marcus Car in Mürzzuschlag

Replica of the second Marcus Car

At an event performed by the Südbahnmuseum in Mürzzuschlag I had the chance to see an operating replica of the second car built by Siegfried Marcus. The original was built  in 1888/1889 and is still operating too. One can see it at the Museum of Technology (Technisches Museum) in Vienna.

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Automobiles

Ford T 1925 in Mürzzuschlag

Ford T 1925 in Mürzzuschlag, Austria

A Ford T built in the year 1925 seen at a classic car show on the grounds of the Südbahn Museum in Mürzzuschlag.

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Automobiles

Truck powered by wood gas

Truck powered by wood gas

A truck powered by wood gas seen at a presentation of old military vehicles performed by the  Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliche Museum) in Vienna. In the background one can see the main building of the museum.

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Chevrolet Fleetmaster 1946 in Vienna

Chevrolet Fleetmaster 1946 near Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

A Chevrolet Fleetmaster 1946 seen at a festival organized by the Heeresgeschichtliche Museum (Museum of Military History) in Vienna. The depicted car was used by the US military government in Austria in the years 1946 – 1950.