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>One swallow does not make a summer – #1008


The Simson Schwalbe (“Swallow”)
The company started off in the century-before-last as a weapons manufacturer which then made cars which was then was then seized from its Jewish owners which was then stolen by the Russians which was then set up in post-war East Germany as a VEB (“people’s owned enterprise”) tasked with producing 2-stroke (EVERYTHING was 2-stroke in East Germany…) mopeds.
These two “his and hers” (how cute…) models date back to the 1960s.
They’ve achieve cult status waaaay up there with the VW Beetle
This entry was published on 17 June, 2010 at 11:00. It’s filed under Mainz and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “>One swallow does not make a summer – #1008

  1. >A rare pleasure to meet you today good sir…Now, I may be confused by all the wine which was consumed, and by the visions of the wine queen a few posts down, and by this pinkest of pinkly painted scooters next to that rich royal blue, but if this is a daily photo blog, how can it be that in March there were 32 posts, and in February a total of 30 ? Or were there some intruder posts which slipped in through rips in the space-time continuum ?Hope your return was smooth sailing this evening…

  2. >Awww,kissing mopeds! V

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