Yes, I’ve been diagnosed with a severe case of AADD (Automotive Attention Deficit Disorder), and my therapy is to write about them (quickly) so that I can get them out of my system and move to the next one. But every once in a while I get stuck on a particular car. Finding the DKW has been a bit of a problem, and it really deepened when I came across this video of one in Portland being taken out for a spin. The blubbering exhaust at idle, the two-stroke wail while accelerating, the absolutely charming interior. An yellow too! It brought back so many memories of riding in my father’s aunt’s coupe, as well as… Anyway, maybe putting this post up will help. Hopefully.
– November 6, 2011