Ha, isn’t it a cutie? I saw this microcar generally known as Heinkel Kabine at an event called “Internationale Bodenseewoche”. This traditional festival takes place at the harbor of Constance’s historic city center. It’s not only a meeting point for lovers of classic cars but also for powerful boats.
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 story of this car makes me smile: Was this car really called “The Thing” in the US?
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.
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.
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. More…
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.
A Chevrolet Fleetmaster 1946 seen at a festival organized by the Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliche Museum) in Vienna. The depicted car was used by the US military government in Austria in the years 1946 – 1950.
This still driving automobile was built by the Czech company Praga in 1914. It probably carried a big floodlight in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. The photo was taken at an annual meeting of classic cars hosted by the Museum of Military History in Vienna.
This motor coach started to serve as public bus in 1962. At that time it was operated by Austrian national postal delivery company. Therefore it is yellow colored which was the brand color of this company. Today this bus can be chartered for private tours. In the photo the bus is standing on a Viennese square named Heldenplatz. More…