As it was and as it is now ...

1 April 2022

Before ...
Before II ...
... and after ;-)
... and after II ...

First Classic Car Meeting ...

17 April 2022

So, today was the "big day" ;-) ... first classic car meeting at the "Hirschberger Oldtimer Treffen Rosenhof". All people seemed to be desparate to have those meetings again after corona ... I guess more than 250 cars were there at least.

So I parked the car pretty early and it didn't take a long time when the first people stopped. "Ah an individual conversion" ;-) ... "no, it's original". So many many discussions started and the wow-effect got even bigger, as I opened the hood or showed the leather inside. I got many many compliments for the car (boosted my ego a bit ;-) and even the photographer of a magazine asked, if I were interested in an article. Surprisingly no "German envy" and no comments like "but that's not original" ... that was nice. The car made it back and forth, so on to the next optimisation steps!

Parking the car ...
Cars, cars, cars ...
Interesting views ;-)
My little brochure was read ...
"and this is the motor" ;-)

First long drive ...

13 July 2022

So, another "big day" yesterday. I did a drive last week 2x90kms that went alright (first time clocked 200km/h GPS with it). So after all the "troubles" I was pretty apprehensive (actually terrified) about the first long drive. So at 25-30° degrees, aircon on (works great btw), we started for our 300km drive, half Autobahn, half overland roads. Believe it or not, we arrived and we came back ... so 600kms in one day. I'm pretty satisified now with the fan: driving on the Autobahn it stayed around 85-90°C and in a traffic jam around 95°C. Maximum was at a steep uphill traffic jam, but it stayed at 100C° ... alright for me.

On a more emotional side: the trip went to my aunt and uncle; he is 83 years old now, car mechanic with his own company, now owned by his son. He was pretty impressed with the car. In 2004, before I bought my first old car, the R107, he took a full day and drove 300kms with me to have a look at it, if it is any good. I still have it, it is good and I'm pretty thankful for that!

P. S.: Got a lot of looks and thumbs-up ... best thing is still driving on the Autobahn at 125km/h, a modern car is behind you thinking "that's the max. speed for a 220D" and then shifting down to third gear ;-)

With my aunt and uncle ...

Second Classic Car Meeting ...

17 July 2022

Same car meeting again and - again - lots and lots of interest and questions. Beautiful day today (28°C), beautiful cars. Again the aircon proved useful on the way home ;-) ... 

Edit: Tim from Ozbenz made a funny comment about the photo with the brown W111 Coupé on the right: 
"You certainly have the crowd - the benz coupe only has one looking while you are entertaining the rest" ;-)))

Lots of interest ...
New chairs for old people ;-)

Photo Session ;-) ...

17 July 2022

As I was asked for "finished" photos of the ute, I realised that I didn't have a lot of "just car photos" ... so today I changed that ;-)

Preliminary acceleration Video ...

17 July 2022

It was too much traffic today, but I thought I upload this video anyway ... it shows a bit the acceleration in third gear ... the Audi SUV behind me couldn't believe it ;-) ... its passenger took the smartphone out and took a video ;-)

Acceleration ...