Here are some more photos from the Buschtaxi gathering 2015 in Storndorf, Germany. A huge variety of Toyotas were present. Toyota 40, 55, 60, 80, 100, 120 and 150 series were on show, along with the FJ-Cruiser which is a bit a rare sight in Europe. I also noticed the trend for Roof tents has abated a bit, with everyone moving towards camper style hinged or tilt roofs. I’m not surprised really, as the weather in central Europe is rather too cold for using the Roof tents throughout the year. I’m also considering getting, in the foreseeable future, getting my 100 series converted. Obviously there is a cost implication to consider, but it is also a big job to convert. For a start the roof will be cut out, and there is no way to restore it back to the original condition once that has been done. As I have no plans to sell the Land cruiser anyway it is definitely an option for me.
We have had an enjoyable time and have been spoiled with the fantastic weather. Also met old friends and have made new ones. The organization and program was perfect. There was so much to see. It would of been great if we could have enough time to see everything. Unfortunately we had to move on, and start our journey back home.
We arrived today on the Buschtaxi gathering in Storndorf, Germany. Around 50 Vehicles have been here before us, despite it will not begin before tomorrow. The weather absolutely lovely. A lot of sun, what a transformation from last year.’s gathering. We checked the forecast and it should stay dry and sunny over the next view days.
After a view day relaxing in Zillertal (county Tirol) we decidet to travel to the city of Salzburg to spend some time in this beautiful town. As I have been very often in Salzburg and travelled the usual way via Germany, we made the decision to use the longer way over the Gerlospass and further through the Pinzgau. This road is very beautiful albeit sometimes very narrow but if time doesn’t count it is the best solution.
The Mountain view is absolutely stunning.
The Gerlos- Reservoir (Durlassboden)
It looks like someone ditched his Beetle.
This years excursion will be shorter than usual, taking us firstly to the Alps, then on to the highlight of the trip – the Buschtaxi 2015 gathering. The gathering takes place in Storndorf, Germany in mid-September. Depending on the weather conditions we will likely go to the Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps. My plan is to update the blog as often as I can, at least with a line or two and hopefully some decent photographs.
The Landcruiser is almost completely ready, with just a few last minute essentials (like wine and beer) to load.