Archive 2020

Events 2020

50 Years of Love and Peace.

The Volkswagen Artwork of Klaus Trommer from 5 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.

More than 50 years ago, Woodstock heralded the era of Love & Peace and the Flower Children. Inseparably linked to this new attitude to life are the automotive classics from Volkswagen. Beetles and Bulli turned the event into the "Loveliest Bus-Stop on Earth". From 5 September 2020 to 31 August 2021, Klaus Trommer will be showing works with which he also allows the memory of his own youth to blossom again in the back of his father's VW. A declaration of love for the 70s, the decade of flower power, cheerful colours and opulent forms. The graphics shown were created in the course of the production of motifs for the Volkswagen lifestyle and licence team of Volkwagen Zubehör GmbH.

All-rounders. 70 years of Bulli Republic Germany.

The special exhibition shows the VW Bulli and its competitors from 12 March to 13 December 2020.

Series production of the VW Transporter started on 8 March 1950. The van, as it is affectionately known, quickly took the lead in its class. Among its competitors were the DKW Schnelllaster or the Goliath Express. The special exhibition "All-rounders. 70 Years of the Bulli Republic of Germany." compares the successful classic Volkswagen in its first generation with six competitors and also presents the richness of the early variants within its model series. The exhibits are on display from March 12 to December 13, 2020.

Lloyd LT 500 Larger on the inside than on the outside: The six-seater large-capacity limousine counts as the world's first minivan. However, in this 1953 version it only had a payload capacity of 500 kg. With two-cylinder two-stroke and 13 hp, later with four-stroke. On loan from Autostadt GmbH, Wolfsburg.

DKW fast truck F89 L. Pure progress: The cute little one had the lowest loading sill of all competitors. Here a 1954 model with transversely installed two-cylinder two-stroke engine and 22 hp, later with three-cylinder. On loan from PS.Speicher, Einbeck.

Tempo Matador 1000: A beefy appearance: initially with VW industrial boxer, from 1952 with twostroke or water-cooled four-stroke in-line four-cylinder engine (both from Müller-Andernach) - with front-wheel drive, of course. Here with three-cylinder two-stroke, 700 cc and 26 HP. On loan from PS.Speicher, Einbeck.

Goliath Express 1100. 1958 bus from the Borgward Empire: Luxury in a samba look. Initially with direct-injection two-stroke engine, from 1957 with a four-cylinder boxer developed in-house. With water-cooled 1.1-litre boxer and 40 hp. On loan from PS.Speicher, Einbeck.

IFA Framo/Barkas V901/2, the last small hood truck. Solid home cooking from Saxony, here a 1959, converted to a fire engine. 1961 Replaced by the more modern Barkas B1000 front handlebars. Three-cylinder two-stroke with 28 hp. On loan from Dresden Transport Museum, Dresden.

Ford FK 1250. Rebuilt as a factory fire engine: Next to the VW T1 the only one with a selfsupporting all-steel body. A former VW engineer played a decisive role in the creation of this successful vehicle. 1963 model with 1.5 litre and 55 hp. On loan from Ford Werke, Cologne.

Hippie cop. You can't get more cult than that: this 1967 T1 was delivered ex works as a well-behaved commercial vehicle and later transformed into the cult flower-power bus in Brussels. With 1.5-litre boxer and 44 hp. On loan from D'Iteren Gallery, Bruxelles.

Ducati. The big V2 sport bikes.

From 27 November 2019 to 1 March 2020 AutoMuseum Volkswagen presents eight sport bikes built between 1973 and 2017.

From 27 November 2019 to 1 March 2020, the AutoMuseum Volkswagen is presenting a unique special show on the history of V2 sport bikes of Ducati - starting with the 750 S Beveldrive from 1973 to the Panigale 1299 R from 2017. The eight sports two-cylinder models show almost the entire spectrum of this technical variant. Ducati, part of the Volkswagen Group since 2012, began developing motorcycles in the mid-1940s. Since then, they have stood for uncompromising, timelessly elegant sports machines with the unique technical feature of desmodronic control.