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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 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.

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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 story of this car makes me smile: Was this car really called “The Thing” in the US?

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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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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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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. More…

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Ford T 1925 in Mürzzuschlag

Ford T 1925 in Mürzzuschlag, Austria

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

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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 MuseumA 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.

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Truck Praga R1/II (1914) in Vienna

Praga R1/II (1914) in Vienna, Austria

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.

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Postbus Saurer 5GF-U in Vienna

Postbus Saurer 5GF-U in Vienna, Austria

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…

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Bus Steyr 480A in Payerbach

Bus Steyr 480a at railway station Payerbach-ReichenauClassic bus Steyr 480A built in 1957 seen on the grounds of the railway station Payerbach-Reichenau in the Austrian state Lower Austria (Niederösterreich). This bus was operated by the Austrian mail service (Österreichische Post) which used to offer public transportation as well.

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Truck Austro-Fiat AFL in Vienna

Truck Austria-Fiat AFL in Vienna, Austria

A truck Austro-Fiat AFL built in the 1930s, seen as an exhibit in front of the  Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliche Museum) in Vienna. More…