Cars through the ages

by Petra Lessoing
Ramstein Public Affairs

The center of Kaiserslautern will offer a route through the history of cars Saturday.

 The third Kaiserslautern Classics display will be set up from 10 a.m. to midnight on Martinsplatz, around Stiftskirche, on Schillerplatz and Altenhof. Vintage vehicles, newer cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles will be presented. In front of Karstadt, historical fire trucks can be admired. On the parking lot right next to the department store, police vehicles and tractors will be on display.

Collectors, vintage vehicle friends, motor sports clubs and associations will show off their vehicles during the event.

“We received various interesting registrations for vehicles such as Porsche, Rolls Royce or the historical fire trucks,” said Alexander Hess, from the project office for city events. “A special highlight will be the Cruise Night – a vehicle parade through the center and the Gewerbegebiet West.”

Vehicles will be in place at 5 p.m. at the Stiftsplatz. At 6 p.m., they will start cruising along Spittelstrasse, Burgstrasse and Pariser Strasse on its way to the Globus store on Merkurstrasse. When the cruise starts, the long shopping night will start as well. The stores will stay open until midnight. And Mr. Hess has a special surprise for visitors.

“We try to keep the entertaining program, the music and decoration in the style of the 1960s and 1970s,” he said. “Even the window displays will reflect this time.”

On a stage on Altenhof (near the Kreissparkasse bank), various bands will perform. Donovan Aston will present a solo program with his piano from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At night, the band Nimm2 will also perform.

Harald Krüger will play his piano from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Stiftskirche and Alexandra Mass presents tango and French music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the giant ball fountain.

The Tourist Information office (next to the Fruchthalle, across from the Rathaus) will also offer guided tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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