Monday, October 18, 2010

Wide shots reveal all

The photo does not really do the DKW justice, the lines are really beautiful and the interior is a treat, with dark wood contrasting well with that lovely white German bakelite. 

Note the NSU - a really rare and lovely TTS.   

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Don't mention the war!

Well, I snuck out leaving a sick wife and kids to go to a car meeting.  I will not reveal who the group is until I get answers about the vehicles above.  How is your classic knowledge?  The red one (top two images) is particularly special - check the rear shot for a clue.

Extra points for guessing the grey/green streamlined rear end in the top shot.

The van held up well in traffic.  Some young ladies stopped and laughed openly at the van, (not at me, of course).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free at last!

A drama during the official inspection of my vehicle (the import documents did not include the first string of letters at the start of the chassis number) resulted in the manager of the VicRoads office to come out and look at the van, he giggled and gave us the OK. 

We are legal and paid up, freedom and adventure awaits...

Sunday, October 10, 2010


The van got her "Roadworthy Condition" report from a mechanic.  Thank goodness. I have booked her in for her formal government inspection for Wednesday this week.  Soon to be fully legal on the road.

My main concern is her carburetor - she seems to cut out when coming to a stop when driving, although she idles fine.  I will have to do some reading...