November 8th, 2019:

Andreas Herzfeld has written a new book. Maybe you are interested?

Andreas Herzfeld: Military abbreviations on motor vehicles in World War I - A dictionary
Contributions to German Automotive History - Volume 7
ISBN-13: 978-3-935131-18-6
144 Seiten / 24,99 €

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The present dictionary contains nearly 3300 abbreviations from the military sector at the time of the First World War. The user thus has the possibility to decipher inscriptions on motor vehicles, photographs, as well as legal texts, ordinances, contemporary sources or diaries of those years correctly deciphered.
In a detailed introduction, additional attributes of automobiles, such as information signs, right of way signs, coats of arms, flags and license plates are explained. Furthermore, special features of the former spelling are presented.


October 15th, 2018

From now, this website also carries the "https"-identifier for encrapted data transmission.

February 11th, 2018

The AKS also now at facebook. At a closed group for members.

October 28th, 2017

In the members area, we have set up a memorial page for our deceased members.

January 2nd, 2017

The webmaster says Thank You to 10319 visitors of this website in 2016.

March 23rd, 2016

Our club magazine "Depesche" appears until further notice only 3 times a year. Editor Dirk Schneider this was announced in Depesche 1/16.

January 2nd, 2016

The AKS is now officially achievable under new eMail adress

January 2nd, 2016

The webmaster says Thank You to 8.930 visitors of this website in 2015.

January 3rd, 2015

The webmaster says Thank You to 9.273 visitors of this website in 2014.

October 5th, 2014
At the annual meeting, the Chairman presented its new AKS-plate holder. The bracket was made by the company Erich UTSCH AG in a new high-quality digital printing method (see photo in the Depesche). The first samples of which have been exhibited at the meeting in Bad Camberg. Some members had already entered in a list for Preorder. Now everything is settled and the price is fixed, one pair (2 carriers) costs of 5,00 €. We want the license plate holder to sell as the next meeting in 2015, that saves cost of shipping. The carrier may be sent by mail course, here then drop additional 5,00 € shipping for domestic and 9.00 € for abroad. The dispatch can also take place in 2015. Ordering at the following email:

June 7th, 2014
A new press area was created. Here you can found press articles on our club and the meetings.

April 28th, 2014

A small cosmetic overhaul of our website with new navigation.

April 28th, 2014

Our website is now also available in English language too.

April 25th, 2014

Photos of the Europlate Convention are available.

March 29th, 2014

The Freudenberg swap meeting has just been a week ago and photos are already available here. Thanks to the photographs!

last updated : 08.11.2019

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