Another photo for Projekt 52.
Vintage cars en masse
And I only picked 44 photos – the Donau Classic Oldtimer-Rallye 2009 in Ingolstadt and the surrounding area featured 190 cars from 1928 to 19841. On Saturday afternoon, they had to drive a small round course in Pfaffenhofen’s city center, including my street. I concentrated mostly on the older cars for my photos because I think they are more interesting than those from the 70s and 80s.
In this post I’m only showing a selection of the selection; all 44 photos are available on Flickr, e.g. as set overview and as slideshow.
(The cars’ specifications are taken from the official start list.)
The oldest one, a Bentley 4,5 ltr. open from 1928:
BMW 600 “Rennsemmel” (=”Racing bread-roll”) (1959):
Josef Kulzer Fiat Kulzer Spezial (1940):
This “Pi” looks funny, but the start list is wrong here, since this silver Porsche certainly is no black-red Ferrari:
DKW F 89 L (1953) – not much beer left…:
MG A 1500 MK I (1959) – The almost drove straight ahead without going their rounds… [Insert joke about blondes.]
Front: Jaguar XK 120 SE OTS (1953), back: Triumph TR 4A / IRS (1967):
That’s the end of this selection of a selection – as I said, there’s more on Flickr: set overview, slideshow.
- well, 3 new ones (2008) before and after the actual rallye were also on the course [↩]
Projekt 52 week 12: Childhood memories (part 2)
As announced in part 1, here’s another childhood memory (as part of Sari’s photo Projekt 52): one of my favourite shirts from loooong ago…
Projekt 52 week 12: Childhood memories (part 1)
The topic of week 12 in Sari’s photo Projekt 52:
Well, this of course also means toys, and in my case especially Lego! I never cared much about the age specification, though with the years it became more and more like “construct → let it stand somewhat like a model → reconstruct”, without playing with it in other ways – and at one point, of course, “deconstruct and put away”.
But not everything: My favorite series always were the blue space ships with yellow windowsm and in various shapes, a collection of bricks survived the times, for some years now in a combination of which this shows some detail:
The attentive reader will have noticed the “part 1” in the title – that’s right, in a few days, part 2 will follow with an early favorite garment of mine which is at my parents’ whom I’ll visit at easter…
Update: » Here’s part 2.
The Lego brick is 50
1958, the Lego brick has been invented in its modern shape, patented on January 28 – and still compatible with those from today, they say (lacking such bricks, I couldn’t verify that myself…).
To celebrate this day, the Lego shop offers an exclusive town set, unfortunately with 23 pieces too much or 27 too few (that is, 1981), for “Ages: 12+”, so also for “children of the first hour”, if you will.
Even Google is doodling nicely:
So “play well”*, everybody!
Addendum: A nice timeline and several curiosities and numbers at Gizmodo.
* as is well known, the name “Lego” originates from “leg godt”, Danish for “play well.