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#4 of 13 The autobahn is overrated...
Nov 09, 2006 (7:42 pm)
There is so much traffic in so many places so much of the time that you won't have that many opportunities to drive as quickly as you might have thought. There are some fast cars, but where it isn't congested, a lot of the traffic is moving at 80 mph or so, not really much different than in the US.
I went to the Mercedes Museum years ago, and it was really impressive. Very nice large facility, located inside the gates of the Daimler factory, with a good collection of cars. If you are a fan of the three-pointed star, you will like it.
The BMW Museum in Munich is also worth a visit, if you like BMW's. They have factory tours, but you need to plan ahead if you want to attend an English-language tour. Unfortunately, I didn't plan ahead, so I missed out.
#5 of 13 Re: The autobahn is overrated... [pch101]
Nov 09, 2006 (7:44 pm)
There are places in West Texas about 4 1/2 hours south of me where the posted speed limit is 80 mph and in some area's it's so deserted one can go as fast as they want without cops radaring them.
#6 of 13 Re: The autobahn is overrated... [rockylee]
Nov 09, 2006 (8:05 pm)
Sounds like we have found the new replacement for Montana. Maybe they should call it the Texasbahn, and turn it into a driving enthusiasts' tourist destination.
#7 of 13 Re: The autobahn is overrated... [pch101]
Nov 09, 2006 (8:21 pm)
I 100% agree.....
#8 of 13 One of my favourite drives.
Nov 10, 2006 (6:56 pm)
was on the hwy from LA to Vegas at midnight. There was no traffic and we drove 100mph all the way.
#9 of 13 Re: The autobahn is overrated... [rockylee]
Feb 03, 2007 (6:35 am)
Don't forget the Autostrada of Italy. Same rules as Germany. Cities have speed limits and country doesn't. I drove a BMW 325i rental car on there with the throttle open wide (240 click or around 140 or so)and had a Ferrari come up and spank that Beemer. Italians are just nuts anyway.
Feb 03, 2007 (7:25 am)
I STILL want to go to Indy on Race Day, but just visiting the Speedway is worth doing if you happen to be in the area. The size and scale of the place does NOT come across on television. And it's an inexpensive thing to do as well. $3 to get in the museum, which the wife and kids enjoyed for 3 hours,and $3 to take a tour of the track.
Feb 03, 2007 (8:22 am)
the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA is a really nice place to check out. I couldn't believe all the cars they have in there.
#12 of 13 Petersen Museum LA
Feb 03, 2007 (9:31 am)
I've been to LA many times but always seem to miss the Petersen Automotive Museum. I know they have different themes all the time, but on my next trip down there I gotta see it.
Feb 03, 2007 (3:49 pm)
The main attractions are the aircraft, but they also have an extensive collection of vehicles at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Like this 1911 Baker Electric