Bavaria’s finest dazzle Bitburg

| 5 Sep 2012

BMWs starred as more than 200 classics stormed Dieselstrasse in Bitburg, Germany, from 1-2 September.

The event welcomed oldtimers and youngtimers alike, but it was three of Barvaria’s best – in the form of a red and a gold 503 (from ’59 and ’57 respectively) and a 1959 507 – which stole the show.

The Germans had a strong prese in general, though, with a plentiful supply of VW Beetles, Porsches – in particular a 1971 911 T Targa – and a Mercedes 220 all in attendance. Meanwhile, a Borgward Isabella added to the variety.

Eastern bloc cars, such as a restored 1961 Trabant P60, were also on show and there were numerous Audis including a fantastic 100S Coupé (see C&SC December ’11), a lovely 60L and a 100L.

Other Europeans did their best to muscle in on the Germans with a cool-oozing 1950 Jaguar XK120 leading the charge, supported by a style-personifying 1973 Alf Romeo Montreal plus a handful of Alpines.

The US supplied heavyweights such as Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Stingrays and a totally original 1961 Buick Le Sabre.

Pictures: Mario Laguna