Kaiserslautern Classics

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The City of Kaiserslautern will host its sixth Kaiserslautern Classics from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

During this event, visitors will be able to experience the history of motor vehicles while walking through the center of town. A display will be set up in all pedestrian zones, on Martinsplatz, around Stiftskirche, on Schillerplatz, at Altenhof and on the parking lot near the city hall. Vintage vehicles, newer cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles will be presented.

Private collectors, vintage vehicle friends, motor sports clubs and associations will show off their vehicles during the event. “We again received a lot of interesting registrations for vehicles such as Porsche, Rolls Royce or the historical emergency vehicles,” said Alexander Hess from the project office for city events. “There will be unique vehicles by Jaguar and Porsche, and fascinating motor bikes from the Otterbach Motorcycle Museum.”

A novelty this year will be the first ADAC Rally Trifels Historic. Rally participants will start their 250-kilometer tour in historical vehicles through the Palatinate Forest at 10 a.m. at the Rathaus. A city round trip is scheduled for 6 p.m.

After the fruit and vegetable market on Stiftsplatz will end at 1:30 p.m., ambulances, fire trucks, tractors and other vehicles will be displayed here. A German automobile club will offer children rides on youth carts starting at 3 p.m. The band Acoustic Soul will present jazz from the 1050s, 1960s and 1970s from 6 to 10 p.m. in front of the hotel.

Other bands including Plug and Play, Blues Hotel New Orleans and Marching Dixie Devils will perform at various locations throughout the day. “The stores in the center and all other shopping areas will be open until 10 p.m.,” Hess said. “And our Tourist Information office will offer guided city tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.”

The first historical tour is 2 and half hours long and costs €5. The second tour is 90 minutes and costs €4. Please register in advance at the Tourist Information office, which is located next to the Fruchthalle concert building, Fruchthallstrasse 14, across from the city hall.

For more information, visit www.kaiserslautern-classics.de.