Westrand Car Show 1911 Wanderer Puppchen

Wanderer

AN EAST GERMAN COUSIN OF AUDI

In 1896 JB Winklhofer and R A Jaenicke established a company called Winklhofer and Jaenicke in the town of Chemnitz. Chemnitz is a town the size of Pietermaritzburg and is about 80km South West of Dresden, and which fell in the Eastern sector of the divided Germany after WWII

The business began as a bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer before turning to building motor cars from 1903. The German equivalent of Wanderer is, according to Wikipedia, Vandere. This name was used locally but exported cars were branded Wanderer from 1911.

Wanderer continued producing a range of cars until 1929, when financial woes meant the selling off of the motorcycle division and the absorption of Wanderer into the Auto Union Group in that same year. The Wanderer factory, now in Siegmar, a few kilometers from the old plant, continued with production right up until the outbreak of WWII. Production then switched to producing military vehicles. Slave labour from nearby concentration camps were apparently used in producing the Maybach HL230 V12 engines in the Wanderer factory. These engines were used in German heavy tanks. If you look carefully at the 1937 Wanderer W24 and the 1936 Wanderer W25K you will see that they were already sporting the 4 ring Auto Union Badge, which is missing from the 1938 models.

Chip ‘n Dip Stalletjie Kerrie en Rys Stalletjie

Allied bombing of Chemnitz destroyed the Siegmar factory and as the newly established East German Government took a decision to concentrate on the re-establishment of Auto Union, the Wanderer Brand effectively died at the the end of hostilities.

If you have an interesting motor car or bakkie built before 2000 consider putting it on our show.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
1911 Wanderer Puppchen – MartinHansV Public domain
1925 Wanderer Puppchen – W8 5/20 PS Aisano [FAL]
1936 Wanderer W 51 S – Pudelek [CC BY-SA 4.0
1936 Wanderer W25K – Rechlin (Public Domain)
1937 Wanderer W24 – Stanislav Kozlovskiy [Public domain]
1938 Wanderer W23 Cabriolet – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0
1939 Wanderer W24 – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0