Archive for Mai, 2009

More cars

Montag, Mai 25th, 2009

Oh this guy is crazy you might think. Again pictures from Cars. Besides playing with the kids and taking care of the pregnant woman Daddy Marc-Eric enjoys another car show.
Of course other things were done. Like going with the kids to the cinema and watch „Night at the Museum 2“, going to a 30s Birthday Party and so on. But before less time is available Daddy Marc-Eric used the weekend to work on the Trabant and go to the Klassikwelten Bodensee Old and Youngtimer show. Theat included Boats and Airplanes.
I am not a big boat fan and just a little airplane fan. But the cars caught the attention. It was the second show of that type at the fairgrounds in Friedrichshafen (Lake Constance).
Lots of old, historic cars, fleemarket with used parts, stickers …
Airplane shows (RedBull) and Boat rides.
Old Porsche Tractors, Lamborghini Countach, LM002, Ferrari, Maybach, Hanomag…it was a great collection of cars.
US cars were present as well in the Heartbeat of America hall.
Also some Trabants were present and caught some attention. For my Trabant I bought a DDR(German Demokratic Republic) Plate.
Production Date 12/88. Fits my Trabant 🙂
Maybe I will drive down there with my Trabant next year and not with my Cougar. Takes a little longer, but maybe I can participate.
I also have lots of pictures here:

Right now we are still waiting for the baby… We are getting closer 🙂 I am still working from home to respond as soon as possible and help Dagmar.

A bientot

The 4 7/8 Engelkahles

A little shed in the garden

Montag, Mai 18th, 2009

Thanks to grandpa Dieter and grandma Helga from Magdeburg we now have our little 1.8m by 1.8m shed in the garden. While we were not home they built it. Very nice. Now we have lots of room and we could store all the stuff that was on the terrace or in the basement in the wooden shed. Perfect. Bobbycars, lawn-mower and so on is now stored away.
Thanks to Dieter and Helga.

That gave me of course some time in the evenings to work on my Trabant. I bought some parts to fix the car a little more. I replaced all the drumbrake brakepads, cleaned them. replaced spark-plugs, replaced the headlight assemblies since they were rusty. Replaced the seats (got newer ones on Ebay for 1 Euro). Removed some rust at the rear, front, side of the Trabant, primed and painted it again. Got new hubcaps (Original VEB Sachsenring) also via Ebay. Runs good the little Trabant with his 26HP. I will replace the brakecylinders as well soon, wasn’t sure if I have to, but after looking at all of them it might be a good idea, just to replace them as well. The rest looks good. I will do something to the interior in the wintertime.

I uploaded some new pictures to – at Trabi_088 you can see some newer pics.
Meanwhile we are still waiting for Engelkahles No.5. Baby is kicking in the belly, but still not coming out. So we have to be patient.
We will keep you updated. 🙂

A bientot

The 7/8 Engelkahles

Our new house

Dienstag, Mai 12th, 2009

This is our new gardenhouse built by grandpa Dieter.

Welcome back

Dienstag, Mai 12th, 2009

As time flies by we finally made it back to germany. We are preparing for the delivery of Engelkahle Kid No.3. After a nice birthdayparty at some friends place in Baillargues we hit the road with our Jumpy and drove to germany. We had a very good trip. We were tired but happy when we arrived at 5:30am on sunday. The kids had a good sleep in the car so they were playing/reading in their room. Dagmar and I slept a few hours in our warmed up waterbed.
I unpacked the car and hit the road again to drive to a Cougar Meeting here in Stuttgart. We met at the new PORSCHE Museum. Wonderful to see the nice cars. Unknown Prototypes, new Porsches, old ones.. interesting. As a group of 12 persons (in 8 Cougars) we enjoyed the Museum. Only the smell of gasoline and the loud sound of the engines was missing. There were some soundexamples, but hearing the sound from a speaker is not like standing next to a Porsche and feeling and hearing the engine.
The ugliest Porsche was a prototype for China, called C88. Luckily it never made it, even though the design looked somehow familiar. Maybe the chines copied the design a bit after they saw it. Anyway. 

After the Museum we drove to a Restaurant call Cafe del Sol. We had to go through some very heavy rain, thunder, hail. The hail was just peasize, not bigger. Bit we could only go 40-60km/h sometimes. The opposite direction was blocked. It was amazing how much rain could fall in a few minutes.
At the Restaurant I also picked up Dagmar and we had a very good Dinner with our friends from EURO-NECO Cougar team.
Enjoy the pictures:

Now I am back to normal, working from home while perparing somehow for the birth. Kids are on the road with Grandparents. Grandpa Dieter built a nice shed in the garden. Small but perfect for lawn mower and other stuff.
More to come… A bientot

 The 4 7/8 Engelkahles

Interactive BBQ

Freitag, Mai 1st, 2009

It is the 5th time that our favorite german Radiostation SWR3 performs a interactive BBQ Party. A starcook Johann Lafer prepared the recipies and shopping list and today on May 1st at 16:00 (4:00pm CET) it will start. He will tell us on the Radio (webradio in our case, thank god for the Internet) when to put something on the BBQ grill. It was delicious the last time.
So we will have some Shrimps, Fish, Porc…

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