Baumi's famously relaxed orchard cruise-in party in his own back yard

attracts different visitors from all over the place for several days in a row

to meet in the most laid-back atmosphere and talk and live cars

a cunning concoction of cool

where regulars travel hundreds of miles to be part of the garden scene

where the barbie is kept sizzling hot and the brew is refreshingly cold

where people get to test cruise each other's rides

and fix a million little broken things right there and then

explore the underhood mysteries

of real steel vintage engineering

and Fords are just about as welcome as Chevies ;-)


...but only a little over a hundred miles north oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo a Butcher prezz is having a party as well...



at his newly acquired estate of a former gas station and garage



so I go slow on the blondes and head up north to the Bavarian highlands



to worship the God of Low, the Maister of Air

in his newly refurbished shop and garage

where some serious iron gathers to celebrate

the fact that vintage tin needn't be shiny to be cool

but might just as well

Ford gasser with the looks but lacking the sound to back that mean stance

beautiful country cottage scenery

sorry if this is coming on strong but I just love the shape and paint

then the evening ended with a selection of Schanzenbräu and a dash of Pfeffi

before I lay my heavy head to rest in the geographer's guest room

morning chat, getting ready for the trip back home

Butchers rides 2017

so cool!