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]
At the classic car museum in Poysdorf (Oldtimerclub Poysdorf), I saw this Volkswagen Schwimmwagen. The amphibious four-wheel drive off-roader dates back to 1943. At that time, it served the German Wehrmacht.
Ha, isn’t it a cutie? I saw this microcar – generally known as Heinkel Kabine – in the German city of Constance (Konstanz). It was obviously a participant in the activities along the International Lake Constance Week (Internationale Bodenseewoche). [German]
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.
After my trekking tour with the llamas, I went to the classic car museum of Kaprun named Vötter’s Fahrzeugmuseum. I found it in the basement of a hotel. Well, I was surprised to meet a sort of ‘Herbie’ in front of the museum.
I took this photo at an annual meeting of classic cars hosted by the Museum of Military History in Vienna. It shows a still-running automobile built by the Czech company Praga in 1914. A board told me the truck might have carried a floodlight of the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I.
The idea of running an automobile with wood gas fascinated me even as a child. So I was particularly pleased to see this truck with a wood gasifier in Vienna. The lorry was part of a meeting of historic military vehicles. [German]
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.
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]
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?
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.