[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Gau Ehrenzeichen Collector
4thskorpian: That is a very nice piece. All I can add, which isn't much, is that the Autobahn construction project began during the Weimar Republic and was taken over by the NSDAP in 1933. The first ceremonial shovel of the NSDAP program took place on 23 September 1933. The NSDAP program called for 1000 Kilometers of highway to be built each year, January-December, but initial construction got off to a slow start. At the end of 1935, only 108 Kilometers had been completed and opened. 1936 was the first year that the year-end total distance reached and exceeded 1000 Kilometers, actually 1087 Kilometers were fininished and opened by 31 December 1936. So it appears that your plaque is pretty significant, and I imagine that similar or identical plaques were put up an entrances to the Autobahn to commerate the event in early 1937. As a matter of interest, the total at the end of 1937 was 2010 Kilometers and 1938 was 3046 Kilometers. Those three years, 1936, 37, and 38, were the only three years during which the annual 1000 Kilometer goal was reached. Dwight
Here's an Reichs autobahn tinnie I just picked up for my personal collection that I thought I would share!