Tuesday, March 22, 2016

German Car Day, Perth 2016

After a record turnout a last years German Car Day, this year's event was planned to be bigger and better. Cars gathered in Perth before setting off on a drive to Dwellingup about an hour and half south of Perth. GCD is more of a modern car event and there was a great turnout of Mercedes-Benz', Porsche's and Audi's. There were a few classics on show.

My DKW was in great company with an Amphicar and Farmobil.

Although it's powered by an English Triumph Herald engine the Amphicar is all German.

The Amphicar is such an extraordinary vehicle it always draws crowds and comment.

The Farmobil was a light, general purpose farm vehicle designed by the German Fahr tractor company. It was powered by a two cylinder 700cc BMW motorcycle engine (also used for the BMW 700 sedan). Fahr did not have the presses to build the bodyshell so construction was subcontracted to a Greek company. Chrysler bought Fahr and attempted to sell the vehicle in the US and elsewhere, but it did not sell and less than a 1000 were built. This rare survivor was bought from France and restored to an immaculate condition.

1951 Mercedes-Benz

1960 NSU Ro-80

It's rare to see early Audi's anywhere these days. This is an Audi 80 Fox. It was owned originally by the new owner's grandfather. Good to see them keeping it in the family.

The Amphicar sets off

And the Farmobil heads home

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