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cawimmer430
06-18-2007, 03:33 AM
There was an East German car show near me a few days ago. Most of the cars were Trabants but there were also some Wartburg's and Barkas B1000 vans. Enjoy the pictures. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Trabant fans, eat your heart out!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-01.jpg


The first Trabant here is the original Trabant from 1957, the P70. The owner even had the original East German car registration papers posted on the rear passenger side window!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-02.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-04.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-05.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-06.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-06a.jpg


The last Trabant. This version dates from the early 1990s and used a Volkswagen 1.1 engine. Needless to say nobody wanted a Trabant anymore during this time and the company soon went under...
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-07.jpg


Customized Trabant. The owner made it even uglier with all those external applications. The convertible aspect is creative though.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-08.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-09.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-10.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-11.jpg


Piss yellow, I assume!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-12.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-13.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-14.jpg


Barkas B1000 van with a 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-15.jpg


Trabant 601 with a "Trabant trailer". Pretty neat!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-16.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-17.jpg


More Trabants...
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-30.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-27.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-28.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-29.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-18.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-19.jpg


Wartburg 311 from the mid 1960s with a 1-liter engine. Check out the sparesely covered but large trunk!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-20.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-21.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-22.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-23.jpg


LOL! The writing on the rear window says: "YOU'VE JUST BEEN OVERTAKEN BY 26-HORSEPOWER!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-24.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-25-1.jpg


Another 601 estate.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-31.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-32.jpg


According to one of the Trabant enthusiasts at the show, this was a special Trabant version made exclusively for the East German border guard service. No doors made it excellent for hoping out to shoot people trying to cross to the West! Ok, that wasn't funny!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-33.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-34.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-35.jpg


Intel Inside? Guess again! "2-STROKE INSIDE"!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-36.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-37.jpg


Wartburg 1.3
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-38.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-40.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-41.jpg


Lastly, the NICEST car at the show!!! Mercedes 250SL with the rare manual transmission (even back then most people still opted for the automatic). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/250SL_01.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/250SL_02.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/250SL_03.jpg


Hope you liked the pictures! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MEGILE
06-18-2007, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by cawimmer430:

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-08.jpg



pimped http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

msalama
06-18-2007, 04:08 AM
Thanks for posting m8! 50's Wartburgs and all Trabis raaaaawk http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I was a proud owner of a 1978 Wartburg 353 back in the Eighties for a couple of years meself http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif A dead easy car to repair and maintain, that one: no oil changes and pretty much everything fixable w/ baling wire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

flakwagen
06-18-2007, 05:38 AM
Lovely cars- or close imitations of cars. Yugo jokes were all the rage when I was a child. Having had a friend who drove one, I determined that their horrible reputation was earned entirely by the poor work ethic of those who assembled them. The actual design of the vehicle was rather good.

In the case of the poor Trabant I think we have a case of 'poor everything'. But they're cute- no doubt about it. They look like the anemic offspring of a Mini Cooper and a VW Squareback.

Flak

Kurfurst__
06-18-2007, 05:48 AM
East meets West http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5mb9GBQlXA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2kC_4SOVgM

Feel the Power of 26 Horsepower!!!!

carguy_
06-18-2007, 05:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZKFJk8BtHo&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQwj0EqOQJw&mode=related&search=

Kurfurst__
06-18-2007, 06:03 AM
IIRC the 'funny part' (at least from a hindsight) about the DDR was that despite it being the 'Car Country' of the Eastern block with all those Wartburgs, Trabants pouring out from the factories, that the waiting period for getting a car at all (in any colour that happened to be around!) was the longest in the whole eastern block, 10+(!!!!) years or something like that..

For those capitalist who have no idea what that means, it worked like registering for a car, paying it's price, then you waited a couple of years until you actually got it. In the DDR, you had better registered for your son's car when he was born. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Blutarski2004
06-18-2007, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by Kurfurst__:
IIRC the 'funny part' (at least from a hindsight) about the DDR was that despite it being the 'Car Country' of the Eastern block with all those Wartburgs, Trabants pouring out from the factories, that the waiting period for getting a car at all (in any colour that happened to be around!) was the longest in the whole eastern block, 10+(!!!!) years or something like that..

For those capitalist who have no idea what that means, it worked like registering for a car, paying it's price, then you waited a couple of years until you actually got it. In the DDR, you had better registered for your son's car when he was born. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


..... Probably would have been better off registering for a BTR-50 or a T-62.

I do have to admit, though, the Trabant has definitely achieved cult status.

BTW, is drag racing popular in central Europe?

;-]

tigertalon
06-18-2007, 06:48 AM
Thanks for sharing! Brings back memories when almost every car around was either fićo (Z750) or stojadin (Z101) and later yugo or golf 2 series. While you could also see wartburg here and there on the roads, a trabant was a real rarity.

cawimmer430
06-19-2007, 02:01 PM
Glad you guys like them and thanks for the comments. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


@ Blutarski2004: The Trabant and some Wartburgs are easy to tune and they're relatively light, so they're quite popular in low cost and low performance racing. I recall reading that the Trabant also made a really good Rally car because it was so durable (apparently). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

JtD
06-19-2007, 02:13 PM
For those who don't know, the Trabant had 26 horses and was good for speeds of about 100 km/h. It is as aerodynamic as an upright plank.

The other day, however, my boss was driving on the Autobahn closing in one a Trabant, which going about 160. My boss, as usual in a hurry, was going about 180 and when he drove by the Trabant, he couldn't resist and gave him a short honk as a sign of respect. The other guy must have misunderstood, so as soon as my boss got back into the right lane, he moved to the left and overtook my boss with speeds that must have been approaching 200. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Must have been a sight to behold.

Bremspropeller
06-19-2007, 02:40 PM
We got a Trabbi here in Aachen that has the following lines written on each side:

"Männer aus Stahl fahren Autos aus Pappe."

and

"Mit der Kraft der zwei Kerzen."


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

zugfuhrer
06-19-2007, 02:43 PM
There is no steel in them Ive heard only delta wood, undestructable.

FlixFlix
06-19-2007, 03:07 PM
Aaah, great Trabant pics! So ugly its cute. Thx for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Btw Bremspropeller, we live in the same town http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Bremspropeller
06-19-2007, 04:09 PM
Fine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

LStarosta
06-19-2007, 04:13 PM
I <3 Commie Cars

FE_pilot
06-19-2007, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by FlixFlix:
Aaah, great Trabant pics! So ugly its cute. Thx for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Btw Bremspropeller, we live in the same town http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Nah, to me their just plain ugly! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Philipscdrw
06-19-2007, 06:35 PM
Wartburg 311 from the mid 1960s with a 1-liter engine. Check out the sparesely covered but large trunk!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-20.jpg

That car has a one-litre engine??

???

??

?

I've had two cars - a 1989 Ford Fiesta and a 2000 VW Polo, both with 1-litre engines. They must both be about 2/3rds of the size of that, and they both struggle to get up hills when there's more than 2 people on board! With this car, when there are passengers in the back seat, they're there to push the thing up the hills, right??

BillyTheKid_22
06-19-2007, 06:42 PM
East German <span class="ev_code_RED">CLASSIC CAR</span> Show!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LStarosta
06-19-2007, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Wartburg 311 from the mid 1960s with a 1-liter engine. Check out the sparesely covered but large trunk!
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x68/cawimmer430f/Trabant%20Show/Trabishow-20.jpg

That car has a one-litre engine??

???

??

?

I've had two cars - a 1989 Ford Fiesta and a 2000 VW Polo, both with 1-litre engines. They must both be about 2/3rds of the size of that, and they both struggle to get up hills when there's more than 2 people on board! With this car, when there are passengers in the back seat, they're there to push the thing up the hills, right?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I take it you've never taken a ride in a FIAT 126 Maluch. 594-704cm^3 depending on the model delivering a blistering 23-26 HP baby! My Dad carried a brand new washer-dryer in the back one time at an impressive ~65-70mph on the highway for over 100mi.

DKoor
06-19-2007, 08:15 PM
Well what's to say.... some of those Wartburgs were pretty cool at their time. 2 strokes and stuff...

Blutarski2004
06-20-2007, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by cawimmer430:
@ Blutarski2004: The Trabant and some Wartburgs are easy to tune and they're relatively light, so they're quite popular in low cost and low performance racing. I recall reading that the Trabant also made a really good Rally car because it was so durable (apparently). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


..... It's really cool to see that the "hot-rodding" spirit is a universal one. These modified Trabants remind me of the very popular US trend in the 60s to modify VW's for racing. Guys were getting some serious HP out of those similarly humble VW motors. Many such VWs had Porsche motors installed. The craziness peaked when guys began cramming supercharged US V8s in the rear seat area.

Are the Trabant guys modifying the original 2-stroke motors? Do you know what level of HP/PS they are obtaining?