1. In order to combat the SPAM challenges we have been facing, I have chosen for the registration of new forum members to be manually approved. If you are registering as a new member, please fill out your profile as much as your comfortable doing. By doing this it shows us that you are not a spammer and will ensure that you’re registered to the form quickly. Should you be denied by mistake, please reapply with a fully completed profile
  2. I have received a lot of messages asking about the future of the forums once my car sells. Well today it sold and will soon be on its way to its new home. With that said, for the forums, there is more information under 'Announcements" titled "Future of the Forums' you could also copy and paste this link: http://www.trabantforums.com/threads/future-of-the-forums-donations.1762/
  1. Justin

    Justin Owner Administrator


    A couple from Saskatchewan has brought some German history to the province.

    Katharina and Karsten Ulbrich of Estevan bought a Trabant, a former East German automobile, and shipped it all the way to Saskatchewan. The production of these cars stopped in 1991, six months after the reunification of East and West Germany.

    Katharina Ulbrich says she hasn't found anyone else in Saskatchewan who owns a Trabant. Her husband spent almost every night for four weeks to fix the unique car for Saskatchewan safety inspection in order to get it licensed.

    Ulbrich says the car has a sentimental value to them because a Trabant had been their first family car when they still lived in then communist East Germany.

    However, driving the car can be quite a bit of work - it doesn't have either steering or braking assists and it can't go much faster than 110 km/h. The heating system is not very efficient either, that's why the couple hasn't licensed this East German vehicle during the winter time.


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