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Lord_k's Article – June 2010 Archive (4)

Lord K's Garage - #43. American Mini

The Crosley was an automobile manufactured by the Crosley Corporation and later by Crosley Motors Incorporated in the United States from 1939 to 1952.

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

Added by lord_k on June 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #42. Hispano Suiza

Hispano-Suiza was a Spanish luxury automotive and engineering firm, best known for their cars, engines and weapons designs.

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

Added by lord_k on June 18, 2010 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #41. Pictures from the Museum

Last week I've been to Vienna. The Technology Museum (not far from the famous Schoenbrunn Palace) was positively the major highlight of my short vacation. Let me share some pictures:

The hood ornament of this early-1930's Austro-Daimler is a perfect example of the 'Automotive Deco'.

Other Austrian vehicles (and there's quite a lot of them, especially bikes) are maybe less elegant, but interesting. There… Continue

Added by lord_k on June 11, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #40. Streamline. Paul Jaray

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…

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Added by lord_k on June 4, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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