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German Car Day 2011 Part 1

July 6 2011 at 11:15 AM
Dino944  (Login Dino944)
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Hi Guys,

I hope that some of you have been able to enjoy some entertaining car events this season. I recently attended German Car Day with my wife and some friends. It was a perfect day for a car event. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Best regards,
Dino

Some classic VWs to start, Karman Ghia and an air cooled Bug [linked image]

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The oldest Audi I've seen in person at a show...
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This 1970's 100 reminds me of high school. I knew a guy that had one in 1989 (back when they were just called USED cars rather than "Pre-Owned."

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An interesting Audi Coupe I don't remember ever seeing in person. I like its wheels, they remind me of the Series 1 Lotus Esprit wheels.
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An Audi with a bit more HP than the other cars ...the stunning R8
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and its sun loving, topless sibling...
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an odd pair...
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The Opel was a cool car. For those that haven't seen, its funky retractable headlamps don't flip over like on a C4 Corvette, or go up and down like a Porsche 944 or 928...this car's heldlamps flip over sideways. I hope this photos captures it a bit. My Dad's friend had one of these in the 1970's but always dreamed about getting a Maserati Merak...although, I don't think he ever did.

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A few cars from Glas

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The "Pagoda roof" SL.

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This SL had a 3.5 engine crammed into its engine bay. Sorry the hood was closed the entire time so no engine photos.

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The owner has added a 3.5 badge to the dashboard.
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A lovely 280SE Cabriolet
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In the mid 1980's my Mom bought a "Baby Benz" 190E 2.3...but when this 16 valve version was released in the USA with all the ground effects and spoilers at 16valve motor, I really wanted my parents to trade their car in for one of these...they didn't.

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I was hoping to see a 300SL Gullwing at the event...but none appeared so I had to be content with this lovely SLS. I love the front and the sides, but I do find the back a tad stubby...while the original Gullwing of the 1950s still looks perfect to my eye. Still this is a lovely machine and had a crowd around it the entire time it was at the show.

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