A Documentary Film examining the elusive North American Trabant, an East German auto which was NOT made for the American marketplace.

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American Trabants DVD
37 Minutes
NTSC Video (16×9)


‘Congratulations. Unusual cars in a crazy world, it is to smile and Trabant is the best amuse!’ ~ Arthur, Poland

Great video. When i see that, I feel me at home 😉 a pice of Germany/GDR in USA ;). ~ Alex B., Leipzig

‘Having been a Lada/LeCar admirer since I was a kid, the Trabant seems to have that same feeling. Watching the film is great!’ ~ Kevin, North Carolina

“Your work is just superb. Thanks for your initiative in documenting the significance the Trabant played in the context of the Cold War. As a 30 year Army veteran who served 8 years in W. Germany, my wife and I had to have a Trabi as our Cold War trophy. We won that war but never got to have a victory parade so every time we drive our car we think of it in that context. We hope to see you at the Spy Museum at this years’ November rally.” ~ George, Virginia

Join me @ the 2014
Parade of Trabants

Join me at the 2014 Parade of Trabants! I’ll have copies of the film available for sale at the International Spy Museum on 11/8/2014.

Details on the event: http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/detail/eighth-annual-parade-of-trabants/2014-11-08/

American Trabants to air on Midland, Michigan Community Cable in April, 2013

April, 2013

Residents of Midland Michigan can see American Trabants on Midland Community Television in April, 2013. See schedule below for details:

Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21 at 9:00am & 9:00pm, Monday, April 22 at 9:00am, Friday, April 26 at 9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28 at 3:00pm

It will be shown on MCTV 99 (digital 994) on Charter Communications cable in the Midland area.

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Join Me at the Parade of Trabants, November 10th, 2012

November, 2012

Join me at the 2012 Parade of Trabants at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. starting @ 10:00 AM. I’ll have copies of the DVD, “American Trabants” available for $15 (plus tax) and look forward to re-connecting with some of the people who appear in the film!

Can’t the event, see how to buy a copy above on this page!

Mid-Michigan Showings
November 4th – 7th, 2010

November, 2010

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Just added, screenings at the The Good Beans Cafe in Flint, Michigan and the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival, Saginaw, Michigan the weekend of November 4th – 7th, 2010.


The Good Beans Cafe: Thursday, November 4th, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM. No Admission Charge.

Riverside Saginaw Film Festival: Part of the Documentary Short Series, Friday, November 5th at 10:00 PM. Admission: $6.00

Read about the Saginaw festival here!

Pre-Release Screening

July 2010
American Trabants will have a Pre-Release screening Saturday, August 7th in Augusta, Kansas at the Augusta Historic Theater. Screen times are 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

Special thanks to Trabant owner Bill Morris for arranging the showing!

Listen to a review by reporter Chris Heim on KMUW Public radio

Rough Cut Premier

May 2010
The ‘rough cut’ premier of “American Trabants” is scheduled at 6:30 PM for Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture, in Cary, NC. Right click the image below to save it and print it!

Movie Trailer Released

April, 2010

It looks like April will be a big month as the film proceeds into final editing. Watch details soon about a ‘rough cut’ preview coming soon in the Raleigh-Durham are.

Click here to see the trailer!


November, 2009

This video is a sneak peek at the final project. Click here! Check back for release date and scheduled showings!