Antique cars are always fascinating, and we happened to arrive in Travemünde right the day the Küstentrophy started. We couldn’t miss it and have a look at the German – or better: European – antique cars which are so different to the ones you can see in the United States.
They were displayed in the Brügmanns Garten where most of the festivities are held in the little Baltic Sea town of Travemünde. Just walking around and observing the people how they are amazed by the shiny cars, old style, is such a big fun.
The Küstentrophy is a kind of antique cars rally. The cars have two days of driving a certain route during the day with some stops for lunch. They start all together and come back at the time they finish the rally day.
There were 120 ‘Oldtimer’, like they say here in Germany. This year was a 10 years celebration. Cars like the Porsche 356, Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabrio from 1954, a ‘Bulli’ all dedicated to the airplane company Lufthansa or a Rolls-Royce Phantom I Dual Cowl and a Bentley Blue Train from 1930 were displayed.
We enjoyed very much to see these old guys. Here are some more impressions. Enjoy!