The event is called Rust and Dust, but this year that dust was replaced with rain and mud. Still, the attendees of this automotive festival in Teterow, Germany arrived in large numbers to share their passion for rockabilly, rat rods and racing. The rain attempted to dampen spirits, but it was powerless against these German fans of American old school.

The language is different, but the cars and music are the same. So is the enthusiasm for the style, and it comes through in the following video, which has subtitles but almost doesn't even need them.

OK, that's not true... we need the subtitles. Still, the video shows a group of car enthusiasts gathering to hang out and enjoy their shared love, regardless of the weather. At first it seems odd, due to the language being spoken (and occasional Audi and Opel logo), but it quickly becomes mesmerizing. Click past the jump to see for yourself.



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      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Although the Germans have a big following here with auto enthusiasts, I have to say watching this makes me happy. Happy that they can appreciate some of the American culture over there.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        of course we do...everything we did is copying you after ww2...except for your cars :) cheers
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      beautiful little film...thank you autoblog :)
      Printer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing how the "car culture" transcends language and yet looks fundamentally similar regardless of where it manifests. Good job AB for bringing this content to us....keep it up.
      CraigMacTV
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really, an absolutely beautiful little film! I want to go hang out with these guys next year. Kinda felt like home. Ditto on the thank you to Autoblog!
      Gregory Martin
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the best short films watched in a while...people, cars, mud, and beer. Gotta love it
        AldenBiesen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gregory Martin
        For a second there I misread that as white...people, cars, mud, and beer. Dunno why.
        Tobias Faust
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gregory Martin
        Thanks a lot! check out: http://vimeo.com/24476909 Another film from faust&heisler. More to come soon.
      tony36619
      • 3 Years Ago
      thats some great videography.
      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      an awesome vid! love the cinematography! amazing enthusiasm from the hotrod members!
      Robert LePine
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you're into this and in SoCal check out the Ventura Nationals this weekend at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very cool. I saw a flash of a '65 Grand Prix, too. Excellent film.
      stever
      • 3 Years Ago
      now THATS hardcore.
      D-Fence
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is actually quite a large Hotrod/Musclecar scene in Germany - see this video: http://vimeo.com/24476909
      MACE
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Z7T8fv8xE
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