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June, 2022
DEKRA – experts visit our Zuendmagnet and exchange opinion about the current situation for vintage car assessments

Public holiday on May the 26th 2022 – the friends of AWO Motor bikes from Lunzenau have visited our Zündmagnet,a very enjoyable noon for all of us

March, 2022
A warm “Thank you” to all the members and the the president of the Horch Club for their honour to us during the January- Meeting 2022.Will will always take care of enough water for the beautiful oak tree,now on our ground.

Members meeting evening of the Horch Club e.V. on January the 21th 2022
After a long „Corona – break“ we could enjoy again a great day with interesting lectures and nice talks

A group of Mercedes W 107 enthusiasts have visited our Zuendmagnet

New exhibits at Zuendmagnet

We have always investigated into the export activities of the German car industry in their early days with great respect.

Travelling,looking for agents and maintaining the relationship with them have been a great challenge about 80 years ago.It was a completely different dimension at a time without fax,mail and travelling without fast airplanes.

Nevertheless documents show cars and motor bikes for example of Wanderer, Chemnitz originally supplied to Japan,South America and Australia in the early years of the last century.

We are very proud to be able to present some very interesting cars which were exported to Australia in the Twenties.The agent for Wanderer responsible for Victoria and Tasmania has ordered a number of 5/15 hp chassis for a final body assembly in Australia in 1923.Not all of these chassis have been fully assembled or sold.

We can show

  • one 5/15 hp chassis,never assembled or sold,the engine has never been running – it was exhibited in a New Zealand Motor Museum in the previous years
  • one 5/15 hp Wanderer four seater with less than 2000 miles on the meter
  • one 5/15 hp Wanderer two seater with less than 1000 miles on the clock
  • an original untouched spare part collection what came originally with the cars to Australia
  • the original documentation and conversation between Wanderer and their agent in Melbourne
  • To be believed one of the last untouched Grand Prix race car of the world.It is a Wanderer based on a 5/15 hp chassis,modified by the Melbourne based agent in closed exchange with Wanderer/Germany,raced in various Australian competitions and entered in the 1928 Australian Grand Prix.

The following movie shows the arrival of the cars and parts in Wurzen and the first presentation to a group of well known oldtimer car specialists.