2017 Sydney German Car Show

The Sydney German Car Show 2017 was held today and as usual it did not disappoint.    A great selection of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, VW and Audi’s were on display.   The only downside was that aside from the Micro cars, there was no representation from the niche German cars.    There was also only one pre-war car.   This event has really grown by leaps and bounds in the 9 years since it was started.   I remember the first one well.

This year was notable for the strong turnout of W111/W112 Coupe and Cabriolet models.   From the lows of the last couple of years, there were seven entered for judging and five on regular display.  Last year’s show winner was not present which would have been one more.  There was also a special section for AMG models.   For one reason or another the 300SL Gullwing was parked there despite not being an AMG.   Gullwings can park where they like if it will get one to the show!

I entered my 250SE same as last year.   I don’t ever expect to win anything as I don’t take the concours as seriously as most.   A quick wash and vacuum and I’m ready to go.   It’s always fun to participate and since I like to keep my car fairly original, it doesn’t look out of place.    I prefer to drive the car than do the work necessary to score really well.

The BMW display was quite nice, with many of their sporting coupes such as the 2002’s, E9s, 6 Series, and 8 series.

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