For the last year or so, every time I mention getting another classic car, my wife responds by saying we should instead take a trip to Europe. She points out either would cost about the same amount of money and I make the counterpoint that a classic car would be a better investment (that argument never has worked for me!) I even tried to compromise with her, stating we could get a European classic car, but she wouldn’t meet me half way. For those of you who have been married any length of time, you probably know how this turned out: we just got back from a trip to Europe.
Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling to new and far-away places, especially when those places are known for their world-class beer. While seeing all the great sights in Europe, I couldn’t help but notice all of the unique, strange and beautiful vehicles on the streets, many that never made it to U.S. shores. This would sometimes leave me wondering, “Why didn’t they ever bring this great car to the states?” while other times I would find myself thinking “Good thing they never tried selling that thing in the U.S!”
The attached slide show is a combination of the good, the bad and the ugly that I saw on the streets of England, Austria and the Czech Republic while on our recent trip. Some of these are vintage vehicles and some are newer cars and trucks that I simply found interesting.
So if you are having a similar debate in your household over a classic car or a classic vacation, however it turns out - I hope you enjoy the ride!
This week’s Trivia Question: What Czechoslovakian car influenced both Hitler and Dr. Porsche in the design of the VW Beetle?
Answer to last week’s Trivia Question: A cabriolet is a convertible with glass roll-up side windows, whereas a roadster has side curtains that are manually put in place to enclose the interior.
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