In 1918 Heartfield began at the Berlin Dada scene, and the Communist Party of Germany. He was dismissed from the Reichswehr film service on account of his support for… Continue
He was born László Weisz. His cousin was the conductor Sir Georg Solti. He attended Gymnasium (academic high school) in the city of Szeged. He changed his German-Jewish surname to the Magyar surname of… Continue
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In the post-War era, there was a brief period of surplus aircraft and tank engines. Several found their way into race cars. Most were under 20-liters but a few were above the magical 20-liter mark.
The cars fitted with these engines were very powerful, but they were also very heavy and very long which crippled their ability to handle and brake.
One 20+ liter example was the 1953 Swandean Spitfire Specialbuilt by Michael Wilcock, proprietor of the Swandean…Continue
C & MM in the name of this particular vehicle stand for 'Coupe' and 'Mille Miglia', a prestigious 1000-mile open-road endurance race which took place in Italy from 1927.
Mille Miglia was a starting point for a lot of… Continue
Few would have guessed from the 1940 models that LaSalle was near the end of its road. Wheelbase now lengthened to 123 inches (3.124 meters), and horsepower edged up to 130, thanks to a larger carburetor*.
Styling, an evolution of 1939, was hard to fault, and there were now two model groups for the first time. The lower-priced Series 50 wore conventional lines, again on the corporate B-body shared with Buick and other divisions. The…Continue
Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (1906-1999) was born in Paris, France, to an American family of German origin. His father, painter Lyonel Feininger, was born in New York City, in 1871. His great-grandfather emigrated from Durlach, Baden, in… Continue
The engine was a design by Ferdinand Porsche - a 6-cylinder inline light alloy motor with a displacement of 2255cc and an output of 70 hp. It was located in the front and drove the rear axle. With a weight of only 900kg,… Continue
Emile Darl'mat was one of Peugeot's most successful representatives of the 1930s. He not only sold many of Lion badged machines, he also spent much time tinkering with them to increase their performance.
In 1928 Darl'mat teamed up with coachbuilder Marcel Pourtout to produce a completely custom Peugeot. Up until 1934 they continued to collaborate on one-off machines, but then captured the attention of the executives in Sochaux with a Peugeot…Continue