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Classic Days Berlin 2017 - Massive Photo Dump

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Because Germany celebrates its reunifaction today, I suppose it’s as got a moment as any to publish my first post in ages on here.

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I’ve been living in Berlin for over a year now and I’m happy to report that my initial excitement didn’t wear off yet. It’s still great to finally live in a place where stuff actually happens. I’m ecpecially enjoying all the concerts I’m able to visit now. But I have to admit that I’m missing a car in my life.

Remains of the Berlin Wall. Berlin’s flag is flying over the parliament building of  the city-state
Remains of the Berlin Wall. Berlin’s flag is flying over the parliament building of the city-state
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I took this pic on last years German Unity Day - the American embassy is directly behind me
I took this pic on last years German Unity Day - the American embassy is directly behind me

Anyway, enough about me. This is still a car blog I think!

So back in June I was visiting the Classic Days. It takes place on the Kurfürstendamm. This famous boulevard is the center of western Berlin and - as the pictures will show you - it’s a well known upscale shopping street. For two days almost a mile of the Ku’damm is closed off. This allows over 2,000 classic cars to participate at this event.

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Which Targa would you pick?

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The following car might look very modern, but it’s almost twenty years old by now.

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This was the third time in my life I was this close to a Formula 1 car. And everytime it’s amazing to me how small and delicate those machines actually are.

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Boss, indeed!

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This is a good moment to be thankful that the days when American cars on Berlin’s streets looked like these are over:

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So let’s have fun with your glourious freedom machines together instead.

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The Charger is one of my absolute favorite cars of all time.

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But I’m modest. I would settle for a Coronet.

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Is this an Original?

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Well, this is definitely an original.

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The owner made a huge effort to make the race car street legal. One of the many issues was the exhaust system. It was way too loud and therefor they had to find a compromise between originality and legal requirements. Luckily I was able to hear the result of their tinkering. Just when I was standing there to take these pictures they started the car to give us mere mortals a couple of minutes of V8 rumble and revs. And while the noise probably was just a faint echo of the glory days on the Mulsanne straight I can say that the audience and I appreciated the compromise they achieved.

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The licence plate of this Daytona Spider is perfect! So is this an “Argentina Special” or was it done on purpose? For those of you who don’t know: You can only choose up to two letters and four numbers behind the coat of arms. The letters before that are the region prefix. The only way to get it is to register the car in that specific district. And for this you need a residence or business there. DON stands for Donauwörth in Bavaria by the way.

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This ‘85 Quattro is the car in which Michèle Mouton won Pikes Peak in 1985.

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I have to end this here. The amount of cars on display was overwhelming. I took over 300 pictures that day and this was by far not enough to capture the scale of this event.

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Next weekend I will visit the Motorworld Classics. I was there last year as well, but I simply couldn’t be bothered to upload any pics. This is a teaser:

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I’ll try to upload a best of of both events in the near future.

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