Today, I am happy to present one the finest and extremely rare American automobiles - duPont.
In 1802 E.I duPont deNemours and Company was formed to produce gunpowder. It was located in Wilmington, Delaware. From there is began producing various industrial and consumer products. In 1919 the duPont car Company was formed by E. Paul duPont. During the First World War it produced marine engines.…Continue
The Cord influenced speedster was based on a 1936 Ford frame and running gear (and retained the classic rear-wheel drive layout - L.K.). Frank used Cord front and rear fenders when he built the car, the rest of the body was hand-formed in aluminum. The… Continue
This is Karl Marx-Hof, Vienna - the longest single residential building in the world. Its length is enormous - 1100m (0.68 mile). It was built between 1927 and 1930 by city planner… Continue
I wanted to show something very special in the Garage Jubilee Issue - and here it is:
Built in 1938, this unique car is one of the most important Diesel Era icons - and a perfect example of influential design. We can trace the the development of Y-Job ideas in the shape of GM cars and their competitors (most notably 1942 DeSoto).
Created by General Motors Styling…Continue
I'm sure many of those who browsed through the Art Deco Elements album* were fascinated by this statue**:
It decorates the entrance to the National Audit Office, Buckingham Palace Rd., London.
Of course the winged persons holding an arrowhead-shaped device are not auditors. But who are they?
The Großkampfwagen or "K-Wagen" (short for G.K.-Wagen) was a German super-heavy tank, two prototypes of which were almost completed by the end of World War I.…
"The most fatal error imaginable would be to put steam engines in a submarine."
It is not a piece of anti-steampunk hate speech but an opinion of John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, former First Sea Lord, expressed as early as in 1913. Of course Admiral Lord Fisher had his own follies that, together with hot… Continue
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Baracca, who was born on 9 May 1888 in Lugo di Romagna, entered the Scuola Militare at Modena in October 1907. Within the space of a year he had reached officer rank within the Royal Piedmont Cavalry.
April 1912 saw Baracca… Continue
Today, a rare bird from the British Isles:
But the exposition is not restricted to the automotive items - there are much more and I hope they are worth a look. The museum, established in 1909 and opened in 1918…Continue