: US-car meet in Hamburg (pics)



70eldo
05-09-08, 03:52 AM
Hi all,

went to a US-Car Meet in Hamburg last weekend, organised by Street Magazine (German US-Car mag). Shot some pics I would like to share with you.
It was a perfect sunny weekend and the meet was on Saturday and Sunday. There were a lot of cars on the lot and on Saturday some Opels and Volkswagens sneaked in and it was very chaotic. Sunday was better. Lots of crap too. All US-Cars were welcome, so you would also see the simplest cars, but fortunately there were a lot of nicely restored or very nicely modded cars.

Enjoy!

I came in in the afternoon, so there was little parking place left. I parked next to a pearl white Escalade (who did not care to at least wash the car for the show)
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162698.jpg

It was right in front of the exit of the podium, so I was a little in the way for the exiting cars. So I moved it after that :D
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162699.jpg

As I said, there were lots of cars, but I just made a selection of pictures. You don't have to wonder why I made pictures of mostly Cadillacs ;)
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162700.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162701.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162693.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162694.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162695.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162697.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162708.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162710.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162711.jpg



I was surprised to see a whole collection of very nice hot rods. You never see them on the road (makes some sense), so I was surprised to see so many on the show.
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162702.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162703.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162704.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162705.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162706.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162707.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162709.jpg

Where there is a US-Car show or meet, there are always a lot of Camaros and Corvettes. And a lot of Mustangs, but they are a bit boring, so I didn't bother to photograph them.

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162712.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162713.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162714.jpg

I am always pleased to see how people put so much care in their cars. The Toronado is an icon, but not always considered too special. I like it:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162715.jpg

Something for Gothicaleigh? Dope Star 156? :cool: The van should be black or dark purple though...
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162716.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162717.jpg

And it goes on...
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162718.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162719.jpg

This was a very nice tri-coat orange
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162720.jpg

As was this one:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162736.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162721.jpg

Beautifully restored 50's Cadillac:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162723.jpg

The local Cadillac/Corvette/Hummer dealer also had a stand here. Here's the 08 CTS I test drove and had a speed ticket with:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162722.jpg

And here is their stand:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162732.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162733.jpg

Nice 50's Cadillac, but not restored (yet)
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162724.jpg

Wow, a beautiful Wildcat. Haven't seen a lot. Not even in the US
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162725.jpg

Ok, here ya go; a Mustang...
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162726.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162727.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162728.jpg

VERY nice engine in an Impala:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162729.jpg

Desoto:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162730.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162731.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162734.jpg

VERY nicely resored 50's Eldorado!
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162735.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162738.jpg

And a very cool 50's Corvette
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162739.jpg

...with a completely restored (and modded) engine
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162740.jpg

Cool drag racer
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162741.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162742.jpg

For the kids there was a miniature drag race track:
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162743.jpg

http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162744.jpg

Oh, and I modded my rear bumper of my CTS (besides I had my rims repaired and painted)
http://www.pichotel.com/pic/3273LP0k7/162737.jpg

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

kfx
05-09-08, 12:14 PM
great pics 70eldo, looked like a fun day, your car looks really nice as well.

70eldo
05-09-08, 12:32 PM
great pics 70eldo, looked like a fun day, your car looks really nice as well.

Thanks!

RightTurn
05-09-08, 10:44 PM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing, Martin.