Dieselpunks will not fall!

I need your help. Dieselpunks could be closed by Halloween, but you can keep it alive!

Since launching Dieselpunks in 2009 as a safe haven and inspiration for diesel and steampunk artists, we’ve become one of the largest and most active punk communities in the world. And now, over five years later, we’re going to be forced to close this community unless you can help.

The cost of covering our hosting and music licensing fees for 2014-2015 has exceeded what my paycheck can support. The solution is to raise the funds via Kickstarter.

Click here to learn more > http://kck.st/1pXzoZC

Dieselpunks

Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

Lord K's Garage #148: When Jawa Met Jaray

A beautiful example of pre-war streamline:

Jawa 700 Coupe Jaray

Meet the Jawa 700 Coupe - a little red wonder from Prague. It was built by Jawa Motors using a standard Model 700 platform and a custom body designed along Jaray principles. Well, Paul Jaray and his legacy are featured in a special article. Today, just a few words about Jawa.

The name has nothing in common with coffee or Indonesia. It is composed of Ja (for Janeček - the factory's founder) and Wa (for Wanderer; in the late 20s, Mr. Janeček started to built motorcycles fitted with a 500cc Wanderer engine). In 1930s, there was also a less powerful Model 175, famous for its fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs:

Jawa 175. Poster by František Zelenka. 1930sIn 1933, a small car was added to Jawa line-up: the Model 700, a license-built DKW F2/Meisterklasse 701. This humble economy-class four-seater was arguably the most advanced passenger car of the period, with front wheel drive and transverse-mounted 694cc engine.

1934 Jawa 700In 1937, the Jawa 700 was replaced by a more modern Minor but several competition and custom cars were built in 1938-1939. There are pictures of an enclosed 700 Coupe bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine and DKW/Horch streamliners designed by Koenig von Fachsenfeld:

Jawa 700 Coupe JarayJawa 700 Coupe JarayAnd also a streetwise variant:

Jawa 700 Coupe JarayAren't these little cars gorgeous?

Views: 1380

Tags: 1930s, automobile, cars, cz, design, garage, germany, streamline

Comment

You need to be a member of Dieselpunks to add comments!

Join Dieselpunks

Comment by lord_k on July 20, 2012 at 4:35pm

Sure! I'm not a cat but took a ride or two. Not a stretch limousine, of course, just enough for my not-so-dwarflike self.

Comment by Cap'n Tony on July 20, 2012 at 4:14pm

Awww...issn'titcute!  Can a human being actually fit in that sidecar?  I'd expect to see this ridden by cats.  Love the streamline design, though!

Comment by lord_k on July 20, 2012 at 2:35pm

Well, in my mind there's a quite different image of Jawa:

Comment by Cap'n Tony on July 20, 2012 at 8:09am

I'd expect somwething FAR larger, far boxier, and more track-driven from a company called "Jawa" myself!

You find the neatest forgotten toys, k!

Stay in touch

FacebookTwitterRSS

Special Thanks

Diesel City
Patti Smith
VNV Nation - Ronan Harris

Comrades in Arms

Dieselpunk Industries
Radio Metronomik dieselpunk podcast
Constitutionens Voktere
19XX
Doctor Steel's Army of Toy Soliders
Diesel powered dieselpunk podcast

© 2014   Created by Tome Wilson.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service