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  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. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    Stopped by German motors today to show Rudy my Trabbi. I learned something today about Rudy I did not know. He is an Ossie. He was born in the DDR, moved to West Germany as a teenager with his family and then moved to Tennessee in his early 20s working as VW mechanic.

    He is very opinionated but had nothing bad to say about Trabants! I was blown away. He said they were very good cars and easy to work on. I don't think he has actually ever worked on a Trabant but said the mechanical bits were copied off a DKW which had plenty of experience working on.

    I also got to here some of his rants about how the Soviets hauled off all the good machinery and basically raped East Germany.

    He said I should be proud of my little Trabbi. That it is a piece of history and people should preserve these cars.

    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013

    JASONCHAD Trabi Meister Forum Donor

    Great story!
  3. Justin

    Justin Owner Administrator

    Agreed! Glad you got to finally show him and what he said was true, the Soviets DID in fact take all the machinery in East Germany after the war and hauled it back to the USSR, but in the Soviet's defense, Germany is the one who caused trouble in the first place which lead to the war which lead to the division of Germany and the Cold War.

    I don't feel bad for the Germans in that respect. With that said, had that not happened, we wouldn't have our Trabi's!

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