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Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« on: June 26, 2011, 10:51:00 am »
Hi all, im just back from the german annual Messerschmitt meeting at Remagen. Although the weather wasn't nice - it was mostly raining - a crowd of cars and people did attend.
I was pleased to see so much old friends again, especially the brits. I haven't seen them for ages. Last time in Marburg or at the National in the 90th.
Also hello again to Perry, hope you had a successful time there.






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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 11:31:06 am »
Hello Ferdi,

Yes it was a good show. Ollie and I enjoyed the road runs on both Friday and Saturday.

We also ate lots of Currywurst!  We left 21.00hrs Saturday and got back very early Sunday morning.


I do not envy the Brits in their KR's who drove to Remagen and are now driving back.  Madness!

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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 08:01:12 pm »
Was an amazing bash and having almost 180 messerschmitts there was brilliant.Enjoy the photos  :)
The photo below was the military planned messerschmitt logo photo taken from a micro light..



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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 09:23:32 pm »
Great pics lads, I love the ariel logo shot!. Many thanks for posting them. Its making me wish I still had mine!

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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 09:31:44 pm »
Bob it was such an amazing view on the road run looking back and seeing a chain of 50 or more schmitts trundling along...a sight i will never forget...just amazing  :)
Can you not buy yours back  ;D

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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 10:07:15 pm »
Parting with it was entirley due to a health issue,I dont know about buying mine back , I could buy another one but driving it would still give me vertgo. I'm really getting into Isetta driving now that I have adapted to the style, the softer ride doesnt make my head spin so I have to stick with it. I'm glad you enjoyed it, did you trailer your cars over there or drive?

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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 08:17:15 am »
This is the target. To clear the decks, clear work and get free to attend these sort of events driving the cars. I beg to differ with those who do not drive the car over as that is the greater part of the fun with the event itself being something of a relax socialising. The problem is you need to have time to do it so it is not just a damn big rush. This is what it used to be but being younger we all could cope with work the next day (or Barry, that night!) so it wasn't a problem. Now you really want a 5 day window rather than - for that one - a 3 day ferry bargain as we used to. I think this is one reason the Tigers go regularly as they are that bit faster they can do an easier trip with their enthusiastic pilots. If you have even more time you can get to make real chums and stay in a few German/Dutch front rooms. That can only be good as when the guys come here they can do so on the cheap with all their buddies reciprocating accommodation and reliability back up. You tend to miss out on all this camaraderie if you do not drive a car over. It is that part I value more than anything I think.
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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011, 11:39:12 am »
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I love the 175, just right with its time served patina.


Me too... looks like a spectacularly great bash. Great colours, quite like the idea of painting a Schmitt green.
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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 01:31:50 pm »
This is the target. To clear the decks, clear work and get free to attend these sort of events driving the cars. I beg to differ with those who do not drive the car over as that is the greater part of the fun with the event itself being something of a relax socialising. The problem is you need to have time to do it so it is not just a damn big rush. This is what it used to be but being younger we all could cope with work the next day (or Barry, that night!) so it wasn't a problem. Now you really want a 5 day window rather than - for that one - a 3 day ferry bargain as we used to. I think this is one reason the Tigers go regularly as they are that bit faster they can do an easier trip with their enthusiastic pilots. If you have even more time you can get to make real chums and stay in a few German/Dutch front rooms. That can only be good as when the guys come here they can do so on the cheap with all their buddies reciprocating accommodation and reliability back up. You tend to miss out on all this camaraderie if you do not drive a car over. It is that part I value more than anything I think.
I love the 175, just right with its time served patina. It would fit my collection of original cars perfectly!


Camaraderie's one thing but spending two days grinding along on autoroutes and autobahns is not my idea of fun in a 9hp tricycle.  I respect the lads that do it but both Ollie and I prefer to get that aspect out of the way.  Last years KR UK national was driven there in both our KR's.

KR's are a product from over half a century ago.  Yes they will get you to the German show but so will a P50 if you have the time and inclination. You're a sitting duck and on a long climbing hill you're down to 38mph in 3rd.      Indeed a TG is the machine for the long runs but no good if it invariably goes wrong. (Of the numerous TG's I saw at the show over half went wrong.  Either on the run or being fixed back at base. The KR's on the other hand were generally superb)

I trailered mine there.  After unloading I was partaking in both Fridays and Saturdays road runs. Those runs on their own are very demanding through the hills and windy bits.

It was a superb show.  Good vibe and decent people.

See you at Maryport.  Unless of course you don't go.

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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 03:26:05 pm »
 Hello P50, you are slightly wrong about the TG's on the German annual event i reckon.
I just got the information, that all Tigers did their way to and off the venue. What you could see at the campground was normal maintenance. Ignition and carb. OneTiger need small exhaust welding. So no serious problems. Even the "TG unlucky fellow prize" wasn't awarded. It was taken back home by the organizer !

Yes, it was a great show, i agree with you.

Cheers
Ferdi
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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011, 03:41:59 pm »
OK I stand corrected!

But compared to the KR's which are bomb proof TG's are a worry. A constant one or not.

I lifted the cowl on mine after perhaps a hundred hard miles (10 mph up very steep hills in first), has a quick look, then closed it!  Nothing to do!



 
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Re: Annual german Messerschmitt meeting
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 08:00:12 am »

Camaraderie's one thing but spending two days grinding along on autoroutes and autobahns is not my idea of fun in a 9hp tricycle.  I respect the lads that do it but both Ollie and I prefer to get that aspect out of the way.  Last years KR UK national was driven there in both our KR's.

KR's are a product from over half a century ago.  Yes they will get you to the German show but so will a P50 if you have the time and inclination. You're a sitting duck and on a long climbing hill you're down to 38mph in 3rd.     

See you at Maryport.  Unless of course you don't go.

Simple answer if you do not like cruising at 55-58 mph on the motorway network, I used to grab a handy truck to pull me along, is to get off them and use a planned route cross country. After all having decided to make a trip of it there is time and you can avoid population centres and stiff climbs. Remember that while the car was made with Autobahns in mind it was driven at a time when many of these big roads did not exist. The terrain only becomes demanding when you reach Germany anyway. On the lowlands it is head winds that cause more grief but joy if it is a tailwind. Groningen to Emden at an average of 60 mph, what a blast! Unfortunately this off piste motoring requires use of a map and concentration due to the lack of gadgets people feel they now need to pick their noses but it is far more interesting than a motorway. Lunch is cheaper too as it will be in a proper cafe/bar not a Roachranch. Perhaps I did not make this point of using time to enjoy the drive clear. I agree that thrashing up and down motorways is a bit tedious in a Schmitt but it saves time. Answer is take time out of the equation. Not all can afford to do this.

Later Story Rallies were blessed by a convoy of lowlanders who used to convoy via 'b' roads and lanes as part of their event. It became very popular.

Malcolm proved doing a DWAC Rally by Peel is quite possible as they can go on the cycle paths.

All things are possible but each to his own. I just think you are missing out on part of the fun is all. But then it may not fit well with your 'real' life which seems ever more demanding for most.

Maryport, you might find me on the gate or doing blood wagon duties should I remain fit as I am rostered apparently even though not an MOC member! Interesting turn of events I choose to take as a privilege of person over paucity of MOC volunteers. Schmitt is still not done but I hope to have it so. It will be untested so an adventure in itself should I get the time to do it and then drive it. There is that word again time. I had hoped to drive it down to Bath. Now we are threatened with that being the last in the series for several reasons - Wynford does it pretty much solo and the money is running out. So far no local help seems about and it is the only regular Southern Weekend Rally I can think of. A watershed moment if it goes.
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