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Full Moon Cruise Passau 2022-05-16 by Sebastian Motsch

Full Moon Cruise Passau | May 2022

Full Moon Cruise Passau

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Mercedes-Benz 220SE Carrera Panamericana Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch

Mercedes-Benz W111 220SE | Carrera Panamericana

Flag World greyscaleMercedes-Benz W111 220SE

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Mercedes-Benz W109 300 SEL 6.3 Dragster | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Mercedes-Benz W109 300 SEL 6.3 | Dragster

Flag GermanyMercedes-Benz W109

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Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC with Custom Top Chop

Flag GermanyMercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC

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Mercedes-Benz C126 560 SEC AMG | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Mercedes-Benz C126 560 SEC AMG

Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG

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Street Scene with Trucks and Scooters Laos Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch

Laos | Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Vientiane to Vang Vieng

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Tuk-Tuks in Laos Vientiane Drive-by Snapshot by Sebastian Motsch

Drive-by Snapshots | Vientiane

Drive-by Snapshots

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Station Service Le Rousset France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Lost Places | Station Service Le Rousset

Flag FranceStation Service Le Rousset

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


When was the last time you found something not only totally unexpected, but also thought to be extinct by now? Trundling along the Route Départementale D27 at a leisurely pace on a hot day with no cloud in sight, we had a moment just like that, when we found the cutest rural petrol station and workshop. The icing on the cake most definitely was the color-matched Renault R5, which made the scene even more unreal.

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Rust in Peace Germans in France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Rust in Peace | German Cars in France

Flag FranceGerman Cars in France

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


If you have read the story about the star on a reasonably priced car, you already know how I found a field full of faded treasures in rural southern France. You might also have spotted a blue BMW E28 5-Series in the background. This one seemed to be in good shape. Gotta love those yellow fog lights ?

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Rust in Peace | Mercedes-Benz W108

Flag FranceMercedes-Benz W108

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


Once upon a time…
This is how most fairy tales begin. This is no fairy tale, though.

Once upon a time we traveled through France and my friend asked me whether or not I had seen the classic car behind a bush we just passed. I thought she wanted to fool me and kept driving all the way to… the next roundabout. This is what they have been invented for anyways. Turning around and driving back, all the way thinking about this (possibly nice) opportunity for a Drive-by Snapshot. Finding the bespoke classic car behind the bush was great – but discovering a whole field with literally dozens of classics, left me speechless.

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Mercedes-Benz W123 Coupe with Constructam Caravan | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Mercedes-Benz C123 | A Comet coupled to a Coupé

Flag FranceMercedes-Benz C123 | A Comet coupled to a Coupé

Surfing makes hungry and supplies don’t last forever. Coming back from shopping groceries at the local supermarket in Lit-et-Mixe, we found this period-perfect car and trailer combination: A shiny blue Mercedes-Benz W123 Coupé with a Constructam Comet 6T caravan in tow.

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Station du Haut Limousin France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Lost places | Station du Haut-Limousin

Flag FranceStation du Haut-Limousin

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


In 2009 we found an abandoned service station, somewhere in the Haut-Limousin region of France. I quite like the old fashioned architectural approach and design. The service station and garage must have been very busy, at a time long gone and almost forgotten. Inside, it was completely empty. Thoughts of buying it bugged me and I couldn’t forget it for a long time. In 2013, I drove past it again – and didn’t even bother to stop and take a picture. It had been converted into a mattress store. Painted in awful colors, with ugly billboards and cheap advertising – destroying the vintage character of the building completely. It was really sad, to see it in such an unattractive condition. 🙁

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart | automotive photography by Sebastian Motsch

Mercedes-Benz Museum | Stuttgart 2009

Mercedes-Benz Museum

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Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 Shooting Break Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 Shooting Break

Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 Shooting Break

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chop   |   Shooting Brake Conversion

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