Sunday june 16, 2019

Tissot Arena Biel-Bienne

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After the big success of the first edition of Old Wheels, the brand-independent classic car meeting takes place for the second time. Visitors to this largest covered outdoor event in Switzerland are welcome with their automobiles, motorcycles, tractors and all their epochs until 1989.

 

This side will built up soon  

 

The penny-farthing

We are very pleased that Mr. E. Oberli will perform with his penny-farthing at the Old Wheels event.

 

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, was the first machine to be called a "bicycle".It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds (large distance for every rotation of the legs) and comfort (shock absorption through the wheel). It became obsolete from the late 1880s with the development of the modern bicycle, which provided similar speed amplification via chain-driven gear trains and comfort through pneumatic tires, and were marketed in comparison to penny-farthings as "safety bicycles" due to the reduced danger of falling from heigh

berna bus

 

 

 

 

This bus shines in the PTT colors and is another visitor highlight.

 

vintage bus

 

City tours with vintage bus 

 

Traffic operation Biel-Bienne offer city tours with the vintage bus, brand Berna vintage 1940 (1st trolley in the city of Biel). The first round trip starts at 10h30, further rides at 11h30, 13h30, 14h30 and 15h30. Few free tickets (limited) can picket-up on the Place publique.