Celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with everyone’s favorite Cold War car—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 here, but on November 13 some of the finest examples in the US will chug their way to the International Spy Museum to celebrate our Fifteenth Annual Parade of Trabants.
Drop in to view the famous “cardboard” cars and other vintage Cold War automobiles and scooters which will be parked around the Museum on L’Enfant Plaza, SW, and vote on your favorite. While the cars are on display, experts will be on hand to answer questions about their sweet rides, the Cold War, and Communism, while the Alte Kameraden German Band provides festive music.
Support for this program has been provided by a generous grant from the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.