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Bruce Frey
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Texas Hill Country, USA
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Last year, Ludwigshafen Veterama was poorly attended and some thought that Technorama in Ulm sould become the premier spring vintage bike venue.

This year Ludwigshafen go off to a bad start with rain on Friday. There were very few visitors and many enpty vendor spaces when I left about 5:00PM. I thought this would be the end for Ludwigshafen.

What a difference a day makes. Satruday moring was bright and sunny. Between 5:00PM Friday and 8:30 AM Saturday, the missing vendors arrived and there were many visitirs. By 10:00 AM, it was difficult to walk down some aisles. Most of the regurlar vendors were there, but a few seemingly did abandon Veterama for Ulm.

Hubert Feherenbach had his usual assortment of eye-candy, including an interesting R47 project bike and a good looking K800 Zundapp. The other interesting bike for me was an apparently un-molested R66 project with headbadge, corrrect numbers and correct carbs. The owner said it runs.....for a mere €20K .

You can see my pix here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9754854@N07/sets/ go to Veterama April 08

or here

http://tinyurl.com/3je6qs

Hubert Feherenbach had his usual assortment of eye-candy, including an interesting R47 project bike. The other interesting bike was an apparently un-molested R66 project with headbadge, corrrect numbers and correct carbs. The owner said it runs.....for a mere €20K .

My favorites were a VW (at least I think it is a VW) Zundapp conversion rig and the Zundapp sewing machine.

I think Ulm is probably better the Ludwigshafen and I went to Ludwigshafen this year only because my travel schedule would not permit Ulm, but the death of Ludwigshafen may have been prematurely announced.

If you can arrange it, Mannheim Vetermama in October is still THE best.

Ciao,

Bruce