Industrialist Powel Crosley, Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio, owner of Crosley Broadcasting Corporation and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, had ambitious plans to build a subcompact car and developed assembly plants at… Continue
After World War I Hispano-Suiza returned to automobile engine design and, in 1919, introduced the H6, earning them a reputation even greater than that of Rolls-Royce in England. Indeed, Rolls-Royce featured many Hispano-Suiza patented features, under licence. Most notably, Rolls-Royce used for many years the famed… Continue
The hood ornament of this early-1930's Austro-Daimler is a perfect example of the 'Automotive Deco'.
Probably the most important chapter in the Streamline Story is the life of Paul Jaray - a man well ahead of his time.
This line drawing, looking so modern, was made as a part of paperwork for a patent application as early as in 1921. The great designer received his German State Patent for car streamlining in 1926.
Paul Jaray (1889-1974), of Hungarian Jewish descent, was born in Vienna. Here…