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    Last Sunday I visited a meeting of vintage cars which was organized in between of the old buildings of a former coal cooking plant in the main industrial area in Germany, the socalled „Ruhr-Area“.
    Several photographers walked over the whole location and took lots of photos and some of them obviously loaded their pictures into the internet for interested people in the world. Here are the links :
    - https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldtim...0264/lightbox/

    - https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldtim...7643546350264/

    It was a nice day even when we had some rain at noon.
    Hope you enjoy looking through all these great photos !
    Rolf

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    Would have loved to see that Oldsmobile CC up close (fender skirts on a wagon )
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    Lots of interesting cars in a historical and exciting environment!

    Did you happen to notice if any of the Opel Admiral’s were a Diplomat (v8)?

    I also especially enjoyed seeing the gray 65-67 Ford Taunus which I believe was a model TS, those are indeed rare these days !
    Per

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robroy View Post
    Did you happen to notice if any of the Opel Admiral’s were a Diplomat (v8)?
    After looking a second time I noticed a pict with a white Opel Diplomat (it has the v8 nameplate on the fenders) with a black vinyl top which people seems to push to start it up which is kind of odd since all Diplomat’s were automatic….
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    I´ve seen the Opel Diplomats but didn´t look so close to so I don´t know any details, Per.

    Back in the day when I was a young student I was a fan of these „big“ cars and also of the Ford Taunus 17M, 20M and 26M (P7 – from 1967 to 1971). The Taunus of the P5 series from the years 1964-67 were nice cars too but as far as I can remember some TS-engines had problems with the quality of the gas when it changed to low lead and unleaded. I found no infos about that in the net now but I´m guessing that a main reason why those cars are so rare now could be the early death of their engines.

    BTW : Such meetings at the „Zollverein“-Coal-Cooking-Plant take place every first Sunday between April and October and here are the links to photos of passed meetings since 2009 – for all who are interested in looking to :
    http://www.oldtimertreff-zollverein.de/fotogalerie

    I myself took a few pictures only at the last meeting – the best of them are the ones hereafter.
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    Rolf

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    Very cool!!
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    Rolf is that meeting free to attend or is it a closed meeting
    When my car is ready i would like to attend some more meetings than i have done in the past
    And this one would be an two hour drive from my house
    I like your last pic Rolf
    Your Buick with his little German cousin
    Erik
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    This meeting is free for everyone with a car older than 30 years, Erik, only one have to pay 2€ as a parking fee which includes one cup of coffee !
    When your car will be ready let´s meet together at that place some 1st Sunday of a summer month when there is guaranteed fine weather ...!
    I´m really curious seeing your renewed old BCc.

    The photo with my car next to that old Opel was a lucky chance - I didn´t know the owner before he parked his car.
    Rolf

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    I found the picture of the 2 full size wagons particularly interesting. One from Chrysler and one from GM. Nearly identical in color and both with the ever so classy "wood" trim. It really shows how similar these cars were from different manufacturers.

    Here's a funny but true story. A neighbor at an apartment building I lived in had an AMC wagon with "wood" trim. The wood looked a bit odd, because he had varnished it. Yup, a nice coat of varnish over the plastic sticker.
    Livin' Large.

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