Deutsche Classic 2011
Fleetwood, PA is like most towns in eastern Pennsylvania, however, they may have hit the jackpot as far as show fields are concerned. On the drive in, you enjoy a scenic windy drive down lush German-esque back roads passing a few tiny gas stations and Amish furniture stores along the way. Upon arrival, and remittance into the “gates”, each attendee is given a voucher for a free chicken lunch, not many better ways to make a first impression. Deutsche Classic epitomized what auto enthusiasts love about car shows; cars built with passion and love and the unspoken agreement that we are not alone in this utterly consuming endeavor.
Vendor’s items had a distinct feeling of personal attachment which transported the younger fanatic to the nostalgia of someone else’s yesteryear. The crowd consisted of a truly eclectic group of people from all differing walks of life. Styling and content, also, greatly varied, featuring everything from a Mercedes-Benz 300SL to BMW M Coupes. Browsing this uniquely diverse plethora of cars was only made more enjoyable by the canopy of trees and pavilions that intermittently gave us, much needed and appreciated, shade. A band played as seasoned couples walked hand-in-had pointing, smiling and discussing the small details of the finely crafted rolling works of art. Centrally located on the grounds were bathrooms, reasonably priced food and even more reasonably priced cold drinks.
The sum of all this, and rules of the show, like no blaring music, not only make for an enjoyable laid back show but a great day overall.