“How A Car Is Made from Invention to Launch” by Don Sherman, Car and Driver magazine, November 18, 2015. The time required is the most interesting and secretive part of a car’s gestation; a crash program to replace a dead-on-its-wheels product may take only half the time invested in a normal, full-redesign effort. In our… Read More »
The British Empire developed the largest real estate and economic network in the history of civilization. The factories of England shipped their products, including motorcycles, to every continent. Motorcycle brands such as Triumph, BSA, and Norton set the standard for excellence for generations of motorcyclists. Some of the best photographs of any vehicles can be found… Read More »
Patented by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera (super light) in 1936, the superleggera system consists of a structural framework of small-diameter steel tubes that conform to an automobile body’s shape and are covered by thin alloy body panels that strengthen the framework.
“ROAD TEST: Volkswagen Scirocco,” Car And Driver Magazine. March 1978. Images scanned from magazines in my personal collection–M.T.
Volkswagen has developed and refined its factory and motor vehicle products incrementally since its founding in 1938.
There is a living tradition of German car design that is derived from the 17th and 18th century Enlightenment ideals of reason, logic, and systematics. The general aims of this manner of thinking are focused on the everyday activities of people; and how the individual and society, each, could be changed for the better. In… Read More »