East Germany

Rare Mercedes cars on exhibit at Gilmore Car Museum

  HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ Two ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz automobiles will be showcased through April 2018 at the Gilmore Car Museum. Both vehicles are German-built Mercedes-Benz 540K models, which were introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1936. The Mercedes-Benz 540K models displayed at the Gilmore Car Museum include an original 1936...

Parade of Trabants headed to D.C.

It’s been more than 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant.  Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity...