Unlike in Malaysia, I would say that owning/collecting Old Timer vehicles is a more popular hobby for people in Germany.
Here in Germany, these Old Timer vehicles are considered antiques and they have different tax charges, different vehicle number plate, different insurance prices and different driving regions compared to other normal new vehicles.
If you look properly, you would be able to notice that these vehicles have H at the end of the number plate indicating that they are Old Timers. Also, since they are normally older than 20, 25 or 30 years, the amount of pollution they produce are often more than the new vehicles, therefore they are given only certain specific regions where they are allowed to drive.
After going for that event, I notice how these Old Timers are quite valued and admired by the people here.
The day didn't start off very nicely as it rained and most of the cars were wet but still, I manage to take some nice pictures to show you guys. :) Enjoy!
|I love the classic dashboard these vehicles have.|
|Defined by the rust.|
|Reflection of the sky.|
This motorcycle look so cool too! I wonder how is it like to ride in the passenger seat, it would be so cool if I get to ride in that. I want to put on the helmet with that cute looking goggles!
|One of the old Red Cross Ambulance.|
|I thought that the shape of this car have some resembles of a boat.|
|My three wheel ride.|
Don't I look cute in it? Anyone wanna sponsor me an Isetta? ...mummy? daddy? :P
|Volkswagen. Das Auto|
GERMAN LESSON 101: Volkswagen; the V is pronounced like a f and the W is pronounced like a v. So it's Volkswagen. And the short form of VW is fauvee. fau for V and vee for W.
Das Auto. Das is the Artikel for neutral objects and because Auto is a neutral object, it is das Auto.
Understand? So, next time you can show people that you know how to pronounce the name correctly! :)
|Another cool car.|
I look abit awkward here because the water splashes were not caught by the camera. The thing actually splashes out water each time you put pressure on the metal block that I stood. So I stepped up on it and got my pants wet. You can actually see a dark damp spot there on my pants below my knee.
It was indeed a nice day spent with my host family. I got to see many Old Timers and of course drool over them...
After looking at those Old Timers, I have one question, would you pay so much for vehicles like these?
For me, perhaps I would when I find a filthy rich husband. :P Any candidates out there? :D
Oh, after admiring all those pretty vehicles, I think that I found a new favourite colour; Bright RED!
Stay tuned for more updates!
I have been very busy lately, but I promise I will find more time to write! :)