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Enkenbach-Alsenborn moped meeting

29 to 31 July 2011

Photos & text by Ben Teuben


We had a good time there last year, so we travelled again to Enkenbach-Alsenborn in the lovely area around Kaiserslautern in Germany to check the 22nd issue of this event.  The familiar path with the traders led to the centre-court expecting 180 bikes.

Traders' stallsPassing the traders' stalls on the way to the main showground.

Traders' stallsPassing the traders' stalls on the way to the main showground.

Traders' stallsPassing the traders' stalls on the way to the main showground.

Traders' stallsPassing the traders' stalls on the way to the main showground.

Hercules K50RE & K50RL Here you find Hercules bikes galore - really nice bikes!
Note: The Hercules (UK) "Grey Wolf" is probably hiding in the forest.

The front two are Hercules K50RE & K50RL models.

1977 Hercules Mark 21977 Hercules Mark 2 3-speed

1977 Hercules Mark 21977 Hercules Mark 2 - 3-speed engine

Hercules K50RE - SachsHercules K50RE - Sachs engine

Hercules K50RL & K50REHercules K50RL & K50RE

1955 Kreidler R511955 Kreidler R51

NSU Quickly CavallinoNSU Quickly Cavallino

NSU Quickly CavallinoNSU Quickly Cavallino

1958 Rex Monaco S31958 Rex Monaco S3 for €120.00
The Rex Monaco S3 is really a Panther Werke in Braunschweig model 21 with a Rex engine.  In those days the Rex bikes were built by Panther (Known as "Leopard" in the UK).

Rixe 3-speedRixe 3-speed Sachs 50G3S - for sale for €320.00.

DKW Hummel 'Sputnik'DKW Hummel 'Sputnik'<<br /> We wonder why the so familiar "Hummel" name had to be used for this extravagant design marketed by Auto Union under the DKW, Victoria and Express brands.  Known as the Blechbanane (= Panel-banana) in Germany, the Dutch and others quickly nicknamed it "the Sputnik" due to its extraterrestrial design.  It was available in a 40 km/h (model 115 - see photos), as well as in an unrestricted (model 155) version with an 80 km/h speedo - not such a good idea to travel at this speed due to its being susceptible to gusts of wind steering you off the planet.

DKW Hummel 'Sputnik'DKW Hummel 'Sputnik'

DKW Hummel 'Sputnik' DKW Sputnik Speedo: 60 km/h

Hercules Post Office delivery mopedHercules Post Office delivery moped


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