For the guys :)

12 Mar

Happy Sunday! Just a quick post to share with you guys a neat little adventure we did here in our town last weekend. Guys, this one’s mostly for you! The largest classic car exhibition in Europe (and one of the largest in the world) just so happens to take place here in Stuttgart and with nothing else going on, we decided, ‘why not?’ The Messe (technically ‘fair grounds’) consists of 8 (soon to be 10 as they’re in the process of building more) ginormous ‘halls,’ all connected with actual hallways, and all we filled to the max with the most beautiful, shiny, chromy cars (and parts and motorcycles and…) you’ve ever seen. And when I say ginormous, I’m not kidding. We’re talking over 3.1 MILLION square feet of car show. WOW.



Model of Stuttgart’s Messe…

And it wasn’t just European cars or sports cars or fancy cars…Every make and model you can think of was represented. Some were for sale, some were just for lusting, er…looking…And yes, people were definitely buying! But most were like us, just there to oooh and ahhh.



Yep, Tesla all the way down to Mazdas 😉

We were there for hours and still only made it through half of the halls! What a fun- and exhausting!- way to spend a Saturday. Even Neve had a great time with so much to explore. Just wish my Dad could’ve been here- he would’ve absolutely loved it. (And I’m pretty sure John would’ve enjoyed it even more doing it with a guy instead of his best girls! Ha!)

So for your viewing pleasure…Here you go!




My favorite car of the entire show…



Neve’s favorite…She called it the ‘Kid’s Car’ because it was so short and tiny 🙂



My dream car in middle school…I remember there was a Bug so similar to this one for sale on the road we drove to and from gymnastics. I wanted it so badly! (Then I realized they didn’t come with air conditioning and in SC summers, that’s no bueno!)




We got a kick out of this. Even huge Dodge Rams were represented. (If you EVER see one of those here in Germany, you can almost bet your month’s salary that it’s an American who shipped it here…and who doesn’t mind looking absurd. Ha!)



Another of our favorites from the day. How cool is this?!




By far the coolest paint job/finish we’ve ever seen. Oh my goodness, it was awesome.



Hope everybody has a great week ahead! They’re predicting some sunshine and temps (slightly) above 50* for us, so we’re feeling pretty good!

5 Responses to “For the guys :)”

  1. Eleanor March 17, 2017 at 11:43 PM #

    Johnny would have spent all weekend there and been a happy man!

    • Erin T. March 18, 2017 at 9:57 AM #

      Oh, he would’ve loved it! Us girls could’ve sat outside in the beer garden while the men oohed and awed 🙂

  2. Georgia March 13, 2017 at 9:34 AM #


  3. Robin and Larry March 12, 2017 at 9:08 PM #

    I had a moment here where I could see Neve driving – oh my – don’t rush time. Looks like a fun way to spend a day.


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