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 […]

My Mercedes Collection

My Mercedes collection after giving them a quick wash. A representative from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

250SE Minor Improvements

I had a couple of small jobs on the 250SE I had been meaning to do for months. Since the car is to be displayed at the German Car show, it seemed like a good time to do them.

One of the hubcaps was in poor condition. I had another set of used hubcaps painted almost a year ago now. However, I had not swapped the worst of the hubcaps on the car with one of the newly painted caps. A small thing, but it made a big difference.

Next, the engine breather hose was cracked. A simple thing to […]

2017 ACT German Car Show

This weekend I was down in Canberra. Since the 2017 ACT German Car Show was on, I stopped by. Unfortunately, I was only able to stay for 10 minutes as I had assumed it was held in the regular location near the national library. Turns out it had moved to Pialligo Estate, near the Airport. Perhaps not as picturesque a venue, but more room and there were various food options etc available.

I’m always impressed with the ACT show. It’s about half the size of the Sydney event. Impressive given the population disparity. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to […]

Mounting NSW Historic plates

NSW has a great historic registration system. It allows for classics to be used for 60 days on a logbook for a drastically reduced fee. For unknown reasons the plates issued are tiny plates with purple numerals. The plates are so small they are not wide enough for the mounting holes on most cars. As these plates don’t end up on some disposable SUV where new holes can simply be drilled, a mounting plate is required. On the 250SE and Traction Avant, I fabricated my own mounting plates out of sheet aluminium. I didn’t have time to do this for […]