Bavaria’s finest dazzle Bitburg


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

Add your comment

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br> <img>
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

You must be logged in to comment
Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.