"BIG FOOT 30"
"Franken Meeting" in
Himmelstadt (close to Würzburg)
weekend I spent at a terrain where it was possible to drive and to use the
4-wheel facilities. A lot of nice people came together to drive, discuss and
exchange experiences. Here you see Big Foot accompanied by Lemmie's truck (the
blue Magirus with the LHW logo - instead of THW!) and Wolfs truck on the right (the
light blue Magirus).
am afraid that it becomes a habit that I manage to stuck with Big foot at least
once whilst these meetings. Here the rear axle sunk complete into the muddy
was track where I wanted to get up but failed. Because the rear axle sunk the
cabin twisted on the chassis - but in contradiction to the last tour in Saverne
of trucks from the former GDR were there.
& Conny with their Concorde wanted to get some ideas for their future
has a look at the platform of the motorcycle.
this Magirus: in the open garage in the rear they store the Quad, which you see
here in front. (Sorry, forgot your names - would be pleased if you could contact
me and let me know!)
this Magirus they carried 3 Quads!
very special version of transporting a small "shopping car"!
(Andrea & Uwe with their
"Hanni" on the trailer)
were interested in Big Foots interior as you can see from all the shoes standing
outside - or was it only the Metaxa-Brandy??
With assistance of the power-cable Lemmi next to me excited his neighbourhood
with his stereo.
you see a VW LT climbing up a steep hill. Believe it or not I drove up here with
Big Foot as well. Unfortunately I didn't got hold of any photos!
here is a Video (Attention: 61MB!), which proves how I climbed up the hill and
nearly ripped of the rear bumper!
I wanted to drive up the second time to get some pictures I couldn't. The reason
you see here! The girl friend driving the Robur made a small mistake and this
was the result. Luckily nobody was hurt! When I spoke to the owner of the truck
in the evening he said that most likely his girl friend will never drive again -
but he has forgiven!
benefit of such a meeting is, that a lot of trucks and drivers with all kind of
experience and tools are around. So with Christians Unimog in front and Max's
truck and the winch they managed to get it upright again!
They spend the rest of the day to fix the cabin so that they could spend another
night and return on the Sunday as good as possible.
had built the complete camper cabin for his truck on its own. Here he shows me
his self-made staircase - as well an excellent job!
the way - it was him who encouraged me to try to drive up that hill where the
gives an overview of the parking area.
is Hans' (Wombi) truck and an interesting "tent" construction.
Definitely a lot of space available!
the evening I was still OK, no wonder, the bottle with Metaxa- Brandy was not
empty yet (next to my seet)!!
is on Sunday morning after the breakfast: Wolfs wife on the very left, followed
by Christian & Britta, from the rear Uwe and Andrea
(Wilmaa) plus a Uli (driver of a Hanomag truck, know in the MD-Forum
many thanks to the Christoph for organising this event, to all the nice visitors
not mentioned before such as Mathias, the 4-mates gang (although only 3), Tino (not
with a "m"!!), Simon, and all the others which I had the
pleasure to meet, and sorry to those from which I didn’t took any photos. It
was super fun with you all and I would be happy to meet again with you!