Hi all, longish-time lurker/newish Trabi fan here. I found out about Trabis earlier this year after falling in love with the design because of Jalopy's lovingly-crafted rendition of them, as the legally-distinct "Laika 601 DeLuxe". I've been on the hunt for a Trabi of my own pretty much since I found out about them, and spent a lot of time lurking on the forums before finally making an account. I found these forums specifically because BillB's beauty of a Trabant was literally the first thing Google found when searching for a "1989 Trabant 601 DeLuxe"; definitely cemented my dream for a Trabi to see one in that beautiful a condition. As it stands right now, I'm planning on heading to the Trabi Parade in DC this November, both to just gaze upon the glory of a bunch of Trabants, and, if I'm lucky enough to get a chance to ride in one, to make sure I'm not going to turn into a human pretzel once I'm actually inside; I'm really, stupidly tall, and Trabis are...decidedly not. Cheers! Hope to see some of you in November.