Weekly Photo Challenge: Names – Borgward

. Not too long ago I discovered an old Borgward Isabella in a warehouse. A real beauty that unfortunately is no longer made. Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Borgward was a German engineer and car maker.  In between 1939 and 1963 he built passenger cars and trucks. The headquarters were located in the German state Bremen, where they were the biggest ...

Weekly Photo Challenge – Shine

  Shine is the theme of This week's photo challenge. Of course I could post a lot of appealing summer pictures, where the sun reflects prettily in someone's hair or on the ocean. However, I favored something else. I grew up with cars. I worked in the car industry for many years. And up to this day I have a ...

Mille Miglia Female Power

  When car trains are booked, accident and break down insurance is checked and appointments at the chiropractor are fixed then it's for the "Mille"! The Mille Miglia ( Italian for 1000 miles) is one of the most famous vintage car rallies. And Italy is the country where it takes place - Here clocks tick differently and the Italians ...

Zum Glück gibt’s Taschen bei Kölln

  Im Mai habe ich an einer Oldtimer Rallye in und um Hamburg teilgenommen. Da man bei solchen Veranstaltungen viele gute Bekannte und alte Freunde trifft, sind Pausen immer ganz wichtig, in denen man einen gemütlichen Plausch halten kann. Natürlich freut sich auch der Magen, wenn er etwas zu tun bekommt! Deshalb hatten die Organisatoren dieser Veranstaltung ...

Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

x This week's photo challenge theme "door" was a no-brainer. Having a deep passion for vintage cars the distinctive doors of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing came to mind instantly.  The Gullwing was produced from 1954 to 1957 and only roughly 1,400 were made. The list price then was 29,000 German Marks (DM). In 1999 the readers ...