Washington gathering steps back in time

August 30, 2020 by  

During the Cold War, Eastern Bloc countries often produced their own vehicles, and one of these cars will be taking pride of place during a Washington celebration.

The only Trabant Rally to be held in the United States is right around the corner, and these cars that were once on offer in East Germany will be the stars of the show. While they may not have been known for their reliability, those who own them will be proudly showing them off as art of “National Parade of Trabants”, and they will be chugging their way in from all over the country.

This will be the 14th year the festival has been held, and along with the cars, the public will be able to view a variety of other Cold War era vehicles. They can also enter a raffle to go for a spin in a Trabant, and there will be a variety of owners on hand who will be happy to discuss their pride and joy, as well as that time in global political history.

This sort of whimsical gathering can be fun for car lovers and history buffs alike. Dash plaques, certificates of participation, and other corporate gifts can be prepared for the occasion by a print shop.

The 14th annual Parade of Trabants will be rolling into the International Spy Museum on November 7. It will open to the public at 10:00 am.