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  1. trabant601

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    My family and I followed through on an invitation for me to revisit a fellow who sold me a Trabant back in 2002. It is the one featured in "Car for a Dollar." We had a great visit and the local Trabant club showed up and we had some festivities. I'll try to shrink the pictures so I can post them if there is any interest. We drove a Cabrio and a Tramp all around the area to see some remaining installations of DDR Inner German border. The club met in a museum where fine examples of DDR collectibles, rarities, everyday things, all original Trabants, etc. were on display. After some small talk we all drove to a section of inner German border for a group picture. The visit made it into the local paper. Let me know.
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  2. trabant601

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    Picture of Cabrio and Tramp on a little road trip.
  3. trabant601

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    Here is the Tramp on the road, picture taken from the Cabrio. 37539334_1048918121922705_1580391082657579008_n.jpg
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  4. Wartburg353W

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    What is the red numeral license plate?
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  5. trabant601

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    Here are both cars parked at a former Grenztruppen der DDR barracks. The developer who bought it took out all of the windows then put it up for sale. Any buyers out there?
    I forgot to ask the details on that. I know that dealers can get red tags so they can transfer them around on various cars. I'll ask how he did that, it might be just for that car or for any of his collection he might need to use that day. My experience with red tags went like this, needed to drive Trabants I had bought after storing them in Germany for a while, the registrations I had bought with the cars had expired, someone knew an car dealer and asked if I could drive using one of his red tags. I drove all over the place with those and just had to bring them back. It was on the car dealers insurance.
  6. trabant601

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  8. trabant601

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    I think I can post pictures now. I'll get the one of Grenztruppen der DDR next. This one above was us getting both cars ready to drive all day. The pink Cabrio is a daily driver.
  9. trabant601

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    [​IMG] The Tramp is a beauty to drive. My wife and I rode up front and our big girl in the back. No seat belts back there. She had to get used to that. Our little one rode in the Cabrio, also no seat belt back there. These cars are parked with the top either all the way up and attached or up but not attached. The material is original and has to be handled carefully.
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  10. trabant601

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    [​IMG] At this location, there used to be an inner German border check point. It was the only access to a small enclave village. It was extremely restricted access. That village declared independence from the DDR a few days before Nov. 9, 1989. One of a couple "Dorfrepublik" situations. You can look it up if it amuses you.
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  11. trabant601

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    Oh, here is the zoom in on the sign. We drove out to that village too. A guard tower has been purchased and turned into a by the night room for rent and down the street there is a section of inner German border fence that is approachable. I'll have to find that picture.
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  12. trabant601

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    Oh, I found the picture of the Grenztruppen der DDR barracks. Here it is.
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  13. trabant601

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    The section of fence and gates. In those days would have been approachable from the west but certainly not from the east.
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  14. trabant601

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    another nice picture of Trabants at this border remnant
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  15. trabant601

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    We hit some other sites in and around this area.
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  16. trabant601

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    the structure in the middle of the picture is something worth telling about.
    It was, in the west, reported as the TV and Radio communications to West Berlin. The east, like many things, saw it as provocative and espionage. It has microwave and moderns stuff on it these days.
  17. Andrewwoey

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    Great pictures and information. I hope to get my Trabant over to Germany next year.
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  18. trabant601

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    Trabant und IFA-Freunde Kreis Hagenow greeted me in Amt Neuhaus for conversation, a parade of Trabants, some pictures and refreshments. Some impressions may be gathered by studying the following pictures as I find and upload them. The local press got wind of this and reported on it, albeit with multiple mistakes in the story.

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