Racing cardboard and sheet metal

Racing cardboard and sheet metal

A “chicken scare is presented at the 22. Kulmbacher oldtimer-meeting on yesterday sunday on the monchshof-gelande to the talk. This is not an everyday bicycle that has been around for a few decades. Ronald fiedler, an ostalgic from top to toe, calls it his own.
“It is a two-wheeler with an auxiliary motor from the magdeburger armaturenwerke, which, unlike today’s e-bikes, is powered by gasoline.”, the sachse presents the two-wheeled vehicle on the bicycle trailer of his wartburg.
Where does the name come from? The 62-year-old from reichenbach in vogtland shrugs his shoulders. “Because the engine is so loud that it scares the chickens”, says a visitor in passing. The saxon is also proud of his wartburg 311 (“a practical and spacious vehicle”).”) from 1963, which he has been driving for seven years.

Polished to a high shine

It is one of around 800 highly polished automotive treasures that are competing with the summer sun on the monchshof grounds. They attract thousands of visitors. The majority of the vehicles date from the 1950s to the 1970s. But many owners of pre-war vehicles also present their noble pieces to the public. “With the weather being so kind, you can be sure to bring your noble cars home undamaged”, says chairman walter schaller of the oldtimer-stammtisch kulmbach.
Due to the large number of visitors, two halls open their doors on the monchshof grounds, where noble cars from england can be seen.

Half-time lead: friedrich ahead of fifth wm win in series

half-time lead: friedrich ahead of fifth wm win in series

Now the ancient record is within reach. Olympic double champion francesco friedrich and pusher thorsten margis on course for gold at half-time of the two-man bobsleigh world championships in whistler.

Before the two final runs on saturday evening (local time), the saxon has a 0.12 second lead over justin kripps from canada, who is the same time as the olympic champion in pyeongchang. With his fifth world championship victory in a row, friedrich set the all-time record of eugenio monti. The italian won five two-man bobsleigh world championship titles in a row from 1957 to 1961. And friedrich could then overtake monti at the world championships 2020 in altenberg – on his home track. “That is my rough target”, he said.

The best day of the year

The best day of the year

Steffen standke elke bohn looks excitedly up the road to weibenbach. “Actually they had to be there since a few minutes”, says the senior manager of the forwarding agency of the same name in rupboden. “She” – this is a group of motorcyclists from the neighboring district of main-spessart who take people with disabilities from the mainfranken workshops on a rough day trip through the region every year. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the outing, they stopped by again at the bohns’ home.

Everything is ready for the reception at the forwarding agency’s depot. Sausages and meat cakes roasting on the grill; french fries bubbling in the heat bath. The drinks are chilled, the ice cream truck from schondra is put into operation. Elke bohn and her eleven, twelve helpers don’t have to wait much longer before they hear a honking and humming from weibenbach. Then the caravan rolls in: 40 to 50 motorcycles with and without sidecars, trikes (three-wheeled vehicles), (four-wheeled) quads, plus motorcycle sanitaters and an escort vehicle in the rear. The helmets of the mostly black-clad riders flash in the sun.

Spd wants 30-hour week for young parents

Spd wants 30-hour week for young parents

“On the one hand, there are many women who have to leave their jobs more than they want to. And on the other hand, we have people who would like to spend more time with their children,” SPD secretary general andrea nahles told the deutsche presse-agentur (dpa). The FDP rejected the advance.

The solution, in cooperation with the employers, could be a reduction in working hours for a limited period of two to three years, said nahles. The state was able to absorb part of the losses. The idea should become part of the SPD election program 2013. SPD candidate for chancellor peer steinbruck supports the idea of such a working time model.

Coburg in shock after plane crash

It's sunday morning at bausenberg. From afar the sound of bells can be heard. Otherwise it is quiet in the forest. Unbelievably quiet. Only the red-and-white fluttering barrier tape reminds us that something terrible happened here not even 20 hours ago.

“I still saw the plane on saturday”, a walker told me “and I wondered if he was making art pieces…” Yes, the little machine was shaking somehow strangely, the man reports and makes a hand movement that is supposed to illustrate that. But the very next moment the machine was no longer to be seen. “And later I heard all the sirens and bugles.” Unbelievably, the man now looks past the barrier tape. A person in orange overall clears away last small parts. “Shame on you?”, he calls out to the supposed onlookers. But at this early hour, they are not onlookers, but people looking for answers.

Without fans in koln:zverev’s first home match in 14 months

Without fans in koln:zverev's first home match in 14 months

Alexander zverev actually wanted to meet with german national soccer players in poland this week.

“I have contact with some of them,” germany’s best tennis player said: “i would have liked to go to the national match on tuesday. And a few guys were happy to come to our tournament. Now they were not allowed as well as I.”He also had to accept an invitation from TV pundit bastian schweinsteiger to come to the ATP tournament in the cathedral city.