Since 2010 Militracks is a weekend event which is held in and around the Oorlogsmuseum Overloon in The Netherlands. The event focuses on military technology of World War II, in particular German Sonderkraftfahrzeuge (Sd.Kfz.). A wide range of motorbikes, transporters, command cars, together with half-tracks and tanks are on display during this weekend. Even better, a lot drive around on the one mile circuit in the park around the museum. For reasonable prices you can even drive along! Also present is an international militaria fair on both days where you’ll find militaria, historical documents, reference books, military modeling and toys. All in all a unique event which was attended by 8,300 people in 2013.
Since 2010 I’ve been a yearly visitor to Militracks and I’ve made numerous pictures of the displayed gears of war. In this post I will share the highlights of the operational vehicles with you.
Volkswagen Typ 82 “Kübelwagen”
Volkswagen Typ 166 “Schwimmwagen”
BMW R 12 / R 75 Wehrmachtsgespann / Zündapp KS 750 Wehrmachtsgespann / DKW RT 100
Opel Blitz / Steyr 2000A Pritsche / Henschel Typ 33 Einheitsdiesel
Würzburg-Riese / Peugeot 202 Beutefahrzeug / Opel Olympia / Mercedes-Benz 170 V
Stöwer Typ 40 Kfz. 1 / Horch 901 Typ 40
Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (Sd.Kfz. 138/2)
NSU Kleines Kettenkraftrad Typ HK 101 (Sd.Kfz. 2)
Leichter Schützenpanzerwagen (#02 Sd.Kfz. 250/3 “Neue” / #102 Sd.Kfz. 250/5-II Ausführung B, Demag D7p)
Mittlerer Schützenpanzerwagen (#1022 Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausführung D)
Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1t (Sd.Kfz. 10) / Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t (Sd.Kfz. 7)
Militracks will return on the 17th and 18th of May 2014!