I have always been interested in the many different Haflinger types that exist all around the world and in the plenty of details and changes that came with the years, so I finally set up this website to start a documentation about these things. I also want to include information about the three series (Early Series I, Series I, Series II) and the countries where the Haflinger was delivered to.
But to be able to make this website an informative and interesting project, I need your help! I invite you to contribute everything that might be of any interest, especially information and photos.
When you look around the different pages in this project now, you will probably ask yourself,
why there are so many empty pages. Well, I feel like I have built a sort of "basement"
for a house that will grow bigger and bigger in the future. Also, I would say that at least in the "Types"
and "Countries" sections, more and more pages are being brought to life with Haflinger content.
To allow you to add information right where it belongs to, you may leave comments on (almost) every page of this project. If you do so, I'll add the information to the "official" part of the page afterwards. There is also an extra page for general comments where you can write down any ideas, suggestions for improvements etc.
If you would like to get in contact with me directly, don't hesitate to send an email! Jump to the
contact-page for the contact details.
In my mind, it's true that "a picture is worth a thousand words". Therefore I would like to add photos to almost every little part of information provided on this website. I think nowadays, digital cameras allow us to photograph Haflingers and their details easily. So take out your cam and send me every interesting spot of your or other's Haflingers (Treffen!) via email!
By the way:
High resolution photos (and the big file sizes that come with them) are no problem for me - Quite the
contrary! They are useful if you want to print them or if you aspire to cut out any details.
Beside the regular menu that is shown on the left side of every page, I have also added some other navigation bars that should help you to find your way through the Haflinger TDC project. To make them useful for you, here is a description where to find and how to use these little helpers.
When talking about Haflingers, some people say that 16647 prototypes have been made between 1959 and 1974. They claim that every vehicle is unique! I think this is not true, but of course, there is an enormous variety of different versions, which seems to be almost impossible to document.
Lots of statements in this website are only conclusions which have been drawn from seeing Haflingers and their details on photos or in reality. Today, in many cases, it's just not possible any more to verify information about these beautiful vehicles. So I cannot guarantee the accuracy of information given on this website.
Another important thing is, that many Haflingers are not in its initial condition any more. Especially in the Austrian Army, damages were fixed with spare parts from later years of manufacture which is often confusing. Please keep that in mind if you wonder e.g. why your 1960 Haflinger has a platform which was normally used in the 70s. (yes, such things occur).
Please also excuse all my grammatical mistakes - my english is not perfect (however I
thought this web project will attract more participants if written in english).