(official website is closed 2008 and the museum probably
See this wikipedia website.
cover 7 pages. Pictures up to date year 2000.
©Björn Bellander 2006 - 2013 since 060105 Update: 2017-11-07
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In a town not far away from RossoBianco museum is MotorTechnica
placed. The owners have arranged the museum in an old factory. It has
many small rooms so it is not so easy to make a nice museum inside. The
management has gathered so many things, mostly from eastern Europe, that they have no place
left. Outside the entrance there where several old
airplanes and on a field other kind of aircrafts. These were not part of the
museum. It might be. Unfortunately light was bad, with windows behind
and high up, which made it hard to get good pictures. Anyway here you
have some interesting pictures.
Das parteiauto der DDR.
This was Erich Honecker´s car. The President of DDR. A
Peugeot, special ordered with bullet proof doors and windows. It was
with a smile one could establish that the former Russian henchman had
governed DDR on the verge of ruin. They could not even afford a Russian
ZIL. The power as they say in Star Wars was not longer with him and
punished the country to wither away. But sorry to say, when the changing
time was over no one could put him on trial. He escaped to Russia but
was handed over to Germany as persona nongrata in Russia. Here they tried
to set him on trial, but because of his advanced cancer he was allowed to exile to
Chile where he died 1994.
In something that should look like a
storage room or barn, they had stored unrenovated cars of all kind. Just
like you imagine to find in a barn far away on the country side.
Equally unrealistic as to win 2 million on bingolotto. This old Mercedes
was put here. You can read more if you click on the sign board. There
was also a Mercedes 300S from 1954. The same as Uno Ranch bought when it
came out on the market. Because of small rim dimension Mercedes had to
make deep brake drums and water poured inside and couldn't come out.
This ended with lack of braking ability. Uno Ranch returned the car. He
was well-known enough that Mercedes agreed. Today it is hard to return a
"Monday car" not even a Lupo!! On the other hand if I have a
300S with bad brakes. I keep it. Good pension insurance! Cost only 65 Skr a year
All museums in Germany have things from the second world
war. Here a mini submarine. Poor the one that had to sail to the target.
2 torpedoes were mounted, one on each side. The silly thing was that they
weighed so much that the boat lost it's balance in the water, when they
were fired. It popped up on the water surface. It weighed 7 ton unloaded
and was forced forward by a petrol engine and working depth was only 1.7
m. It was a suicide weapon. Behind you se a tank tower on which testing
was done. T 34? Besides a steam-engine and in front a transport wagon for
Lloyd Alexander. The last?
This scooter with trailer did interest us for a long
while. Why was it put here alone in front of a fire engine car, which
also had been pressed against the wall. Our simple solution was that
there were no more place. It might has been better to withdraw the fire
engine car and make a good place for the unusual scooter.
Adler Autobahn is a very interesting car. The company
was early with the airflow style. Everybody believed in it and it was
also a try for Adler to make more money which they needed. But few liked
it. The car had 6 cyl. 2500 cc, front drive engine. Such a car was for
sale in Norway early 2003 in Classic Motor.
Complete rusty without engine. All that have owned a front drive Adler
know that the popular model Junior had no water pump. It was cooled by
thermosiphon system. The engine was mounted with gearbox in front. Generator was driven by a fan belt and the belt was mounted just
behind the clutch. This belt was divided. The car had quarter
elliptical springs mounted along the car and the back hold was rear axle
and front hold about between the doors. In front it was 2 multi plate
springs one under and one over the gearbox. A very neat construction.
The frame didn't go over the rear axle and front uprights was hold by
the springs. I know because my father had an Adler Senior (1700cc). It was
sold 1947 with frozen block in exchange for a
Champion. To the left you see a Hansa and on the other side a DKW. Note the windows
in background. Not perfect for taking photographs.
About Adler I recommend the book Adler by Werner Oswald ISBN
3-87943-783-1. Club Adler
Pictures from the following owners been used in bjorns-story.se
with the necessary authorization:
Referens 1: 0169Björn Bellander bjorn.bellander(at)telia.com
Referens 2: 0169Foundation Prestige Bugatti Paul Kestler
Referens 3: 0169Auto-Salon-Singen www.auto-salon-singen.de
Referens 4: 0169Sinsheim Auto Museum www.museum-sinsheim.de
Referens 5: 0169Classiccar Collection www.carclassic.com
Referens 6: 0169Mercedes Benz www.mercedes-benz.se