Nowadays, a coachbuilder mainly builds prototypes for the manufacturers, whereas traditional Coachbuilding is a vibrant part of automotive history. Coachbuilder companies were the true heroes of car business. Many of the companies have immortalised themselves by producing timeless legends. Continue reading Coachbuilders – The true heroes behind classic car heaven
When Fritz Fend moved to Rosenheim after the war to continue running his parents’ grocery shop, he did so reluctantly. After all, he had studied and was involved in the development of the landing gear for the first jet fighters at Messerschmitt Flugzeugwerke. In his spare time, he began to design a bicycle with weather protection.
Business card, therapy, hobby – House painter Mike McDougall considers his Landy as much more than just a company car. He not only has his Land Rover to thank for new jobs, but also for a new zest for life. Continue reading Book tip | Landy Love – Friend and partner
90 years ago, Rudolf Caracciola achieved a surprising victory at the 1931 Mille Miglia. The large and, despite numerous lightening measures, still heavy Mercedes-Benz SSKL (W 06 RS) started in Brescia rather as an outsider. Continue reading 1931 Mille Miglia – The victory of Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes-Benz SSKL
If you look at the monotonous mass of jacked-up, interchangeable vehicles in 4×4 guise on today’s roads, you might think they all originate from the same ideal. However, the approaches of the historical models, if you will, are fundamentally different, even if the goal of Willys MB, Range Rover and Land Cruiser was always to get well through rough terrain.
Sporty, small, open two-seaters have always inspired enthusiasm. In the course of reason, practicality and stricter safety regulations, however, they disappeared somewhat from the scene. Until Mazda breathed new life into the roadster genre in the early 90s with the MX-5. Continue reading Mazda MX-5 – Rebirth of the Classic Roadster
The flying saucer might not seem like a very flattering nickname for a car. But if you just take the Italian name, it looks completely different. In the case of the extraordinary Alfa Romeo Disco Volante, it is actually an honorary title. Continue reading Alfa Romeo Disco Volante – it really flies!
The French automobile brand Delahaye that produced sporty luxury cars was dressed by the most famous French coachbuilders. The brand put out a few not very successful racing cars that are falsely said to have had their engines developed from truck engines. Continue reading DELAHAYE 135 – THE ELEGANCE OF DAYS GONE BY
It is now an incredible 50 years to the day since a new automotive star was unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show: the Lamborghini Countach LP 500 in yellow. Continue reading 50 years young – Happy birthday Lamborghini Countach LP 500