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    Thread: *Insert witty title here*: Pics from Autostadt, Porsche Museum, MB Museum and the Autobahn

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      06-10-2012 06:07 PM #1
      I have now officially been to every German manufacturer's museum... Well, not Opel but who cares? Here is my thread from BMW Welt and the Audi Museum last fall: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...plus-some-more) It didn't get much traffic, but I thought I'd put a thread together for this trip.

      My brother, ErikGTI, was in town last week so we ran all over Germany... We saw a ton of cars and some F-4F Phantoms (thread to follow in the Aviation Forum). Here is an assembly of pictures that I found interesting - it's way too much work to add captions, sorry.

      Now that I have seen all of the museums I rank them as:

      1. Porsche
      2. MB
      3 (Tied) BMW
      Audi
      5. VW Museum
      6. Autostadt

      The Autostadt is severely underwelming... The architecture is amazing but the selection of cars is lacking. The Zeit Haus has an excellent collection of all sorts of cars, but the brand specific pavillions are lacking. The R8 GT Spyder was cool, but the rest of the place was a little boring. It wasn't really any better when I was there in 2008, other than having the Bentley building then. The Speed 8 has now been replaced by the Oil Sheihk/Russian Gangster Veyron.

      If you've never been to Germany before and you reall want to see car stuff I suggest skipping Wolfsburg. Stick to Bavaria (BMW and Audi) and Baden-Würrtemberg (MB and Porsche) with a foray into Rheinland-Pfalz to hit the Nürburgring. Niedersachsen is too flat and boring... the beer sucks too.

      An observation: German tourists love touching stuff that they shouldn't. At Autostadt a bunch of guys decided it would be cool to open the door of the W12 Nardo car. At Porsche some lady thought it would be a good idea to open the door of an original 356. And at MB another lady felt it she really needed to lean over the display to touch an old SL. WTF?

      Anyway, here are the pics - let's see how long my Photobucket account can handle this:

      AUTOSTADT





















































      Audi Ball!












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      06-10-2012 06:08 PM #2
      PORSCHE




      needs moar lower


      speed holes































































      RIP


      Porsche Design




      Butzi's personal cars























      At the dealer across the street




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      06-10-2012 06:08 PM #3
      MB











      Fangio




      F**K YOU







      Bad pano... Lighting was awful and I rushed


      Designed by Porsche to go over 370mph - it was never driven due to the outbreak of WWII

      At the dealer attached to the place

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      06-10-2012 06:09 PM #4
      Drive Home
      What is this?


      Eurotrash

      Hockenheimring

      On the way to an indicated 140mph...

      MINI racecar

      I hate caravans

      Nice antennas

      Sinner!

      Idiot French guy that cut me off

      A traffic jam on the Autobahn in the Summer? Nowai!

      WTF?

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      06-11-2012 03:21 AM #5
      Wow... No one?

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      06-11-2012 03:44 AM #6
      Now THESE are museums worthy of these cars. Puts Lamborghini to shame.

      Nice pics.. thanks for sharing! My favorite of the bunch? The mint Rallye..

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      06-11-2012 06:25 AM #7
      Looks like a fun trip! Nice pictures as well

      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
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      What is this?
      It's a Thurner RS. Only 121 were built, they re based on the chassis of the NSU 1200 C with the engine from the NSU TT.





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      06-11-2012 06:38 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr.AK View Post
      Looks like a fun trip! Nice pictures as well



      It's a Thurner RS. Only 121 were built, they re based on the chassis of the NSU 1200 C with the engine from the NSU TT.





      Wow... Thanks for the info!

    9. 06-11-2012 05:33 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      F**K YOU

      I was 'flashed' for the first time ever yesterday returning from Italy. Around 120 in a 100...

      A traffic jam on the Autobahn in the Summer? Nowai!
      In a construction zone no less!

      I went to the Porsche and Mercedes museum a week back. I preferred Mercedes to Porsche, I just found it more interesting. Would have loved some more Gs and Unimogs though.

    10. 06-11-2012 05:39 AM #10
      Another true European highway:

      Last Friday afternoon, approaching the Gotthard tunnel heading south.

      Surprisingly, we made it back from Milan on Sunday without a single traffic jam.

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      06-19-2012 06:58 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by windi View Post
      Another true European highway:

      Last Friday afternoon, approaching the Gotthard tunnel heading south.

      Surprisingly, we made it back from Milan on Sunday without a single traffic jam.
      Do they still ban the trucks on Sunday? I used to go for Sunday drives between Stuttgart and Nuremberg.
      I don't need no stinking signature!

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