Trabant, historic member of the automobile family
The birth of the Trabant in 1957 coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and the Soviet’s launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite.
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August Horch, the life of a carmaker revisited
One of the famous pioneers of the German automobile industry was August Horch.
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Smart Cars are energy conservers
Today, the expression “Conservation of Energy” is understood to be not just a well-known law of Physics.
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Fiat-an Italian Industrial Complex
The notion that Fiat, the well-known Italian carmaker, offers only automotive products is basically a misconception, based on the fact that Fiat’s cars, trucks, busses and SUVS are very visible to the general public.
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VW - the people's car
While FDR promised the American people: “A chicken in every pot!” Hitler made plans for the production of a low cost automobile for the German people. He found Ferdinand Porsche, an experienced car designer, who was enthused by this idea, to undertake the project of producing an automobile in accordance with Hitler’s pipedream.
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Alfa Romeo is history
Anomina Lombarda Fabrica Automobili,
abbreviated A.L.F.A., was a group of businessmen in Milano, Italy, who acquired a taxicab producing factory from Daracq- Italia, a joint venture between France and Italy. Shortly after the turn of the 20th century the group hired an experienced car designer and branched out into the production of other vehicles.
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