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Germany: Crazy ’Schwalbe’ Race - 1000 Mopeds

15
July
2014
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Racing Entertainment
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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This must have been some crazy race to see. 1000 mopeds celebrating the 'old' East Germany Schwalbe moped made by Simson Open Simson link in a new window, that turned 50 (the moped, not the company that is way older).

Schwalbe Moped Race Germany 2014
© AP Photo/Jens Meyer

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Biker start during the moped race in Suhl, Germany, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Around 1,000 drivers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary celebrate the 50. anniversary of the East German 'Schwalbe' (swallow) moped made by Simson company in the former GDR. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Schwalbe Moped Race Germany 2014
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In this zoomed picture, a biker dressed as Santa Claus rides his moped during a race in Suhl, Germany, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Around 1,000 drivers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary celebrate the 50. anniversary of the East German 'Schwalbe' (swallow) moped made by Simson company in the former GDR. . (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Schwalbe Moped Race Germany 2014
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Spectators wave with flags of the former eastern German state GDR in front of a biker during a moped race in Suhl, Germany, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Around 1,000 drivers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary celebrate the 50. anniversary of the East German 'Schwalbe' (swallow) moped made by Simson company in the former GDR. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Schwalbe Moped Race Germany 2014
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A biker has fun during the retro scooter Simson Schwalben race in Suhl, Germany, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Around 1,000 drivers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary celebrate the 50th anniversary of the East German scooter 'Schwalbe' (swallow) made by Simson company in the former GDR. . (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Schwalbe Moped Race Germany 2014
© AP Photo/Jens Meyer

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A biker adjusts his helmet prior to the start at a moped race in Suhl, Germany, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Around 1,000 drivers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary celebrate the 50. anniversary of the East German 'Schwalbe' (swallow) moped made by Simson company in the former GDR. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)


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