Earlier this month the Schloss Dyck Classic Days took place, now in its 8th year,”Classic Days” sometimes referred to as the German Goodwood is held at the prestigious Schloss Dyck Water Castle, in Jüchen, Germany.
Among the classic cars on display were many Bugatti models, from which the Type 35 was most common. The Type 35 is one of the most successful racing cars that ever raced, as it has claimed more than 1,000 victories during its time on the track. Another iconic Bugatti on display was the Type 59, of which only 8 were built. This elegant racing car is powered by a 3.3-liter supercharged straight-8, capable of delivering 250 horsepower. However the most unusual Bugatti on display was the Type 32 “Tank”. The streamlined Bugatti finished third in the only race it entered the 1923 French Grand Prix. The Type 32 was an experiment in aerodynamics, unfortunately the 4-cylinder powered “tank” handled so poorly on the racetrack it never raced again.
Part of this years activities included a special exhibition featuring cars made by Erdmann & Rossi, who were a Berlin-based coachbuilder founded 115 years ago. Several cars modified by Erdmann & Rossi were on display, including models by Audi, BMW, Horch, Mercedes-Benz, and Rolls-Royce.
Another unique entrant was one of the oldest Beetles in the world. Built in 1938 by Ferdinand Porsche, the black VW38 Prototype marked the birth of the successful “people’s car” which resulted in a further 21 million Beetles to roll off the assebly lines around the world. Another rare vehicle on display was the Volkhart V2 Sagitta which was designed in the 1940’s as a fast courier car for the German Luftwaffe.