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Vintage! Audi Front UW 220 from the 1930s | Drive it!


Saw these two beauties parked next to each other at a services today #classics #vwbus

NSU Sport Prinz

NSU introduced the small NSU Prinz in the mid 1950s as basic transportation for the masses. the company was dominant in the two-wheeled market, and has been featured many times in this blog. Like many, they wanted to compete with the VW Beetle, and appeal to people moving up from motorcycles and sidecars. Today we would call it a microcar, but it was just a small economical car at the time. In the late 1950s, NSU saw the possibility of a more upscale model. Italian Franco Scaglione of the …

BMW Pays Tribute to the Past by Ressurecting the R5 "Hommage" Motorcycle

A bike that set the standard in design.<p>Hot off unveiling the BMW 2002 Hommage reissue, the German automaker is also reintroducing its R5 motorbike. One of the most successful race motorcycles of its era, the R5 set the standard for bike designs from its inception in the 1930’s all the way to the …

BMW E30 M3 Vs Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16! - Head 2 Head Episode 12

Motorcycle Kick Start Demonstration: 1942 Zundapp KS750

Beauty and the Bratwurst

Porsche napkins, Porsche water, a Porsche Super 90 Cabriolet on display, an RS2 parked at the entrance, and yet, this was not a white tablecloth gathering at the country club exclusively for the well-heeled. It was an open house for a shop in Allentown, PA. Specialty Cars is a small shop in a nondescript industrial park, and, when closed, does not really hint at the jewels that regularly flow through the doors. On this day, it was clear. In the driveway, and on the streets surrounding the …

Group B Rally Legends July 2014

The Vintage Audi That Collectors Want, But Can’t Have

Here’s a way to guarantee you stand out: Buy an Audi 100.<p>Not the newer one, the one made in the 1980s. You want the one with the bigger silver Audi …

Design and The Art of the Hunt

As an architect, you may not be surprised to learn that Steve Smith’s collection is centered around interesting designs. His successful career all but suggests it. He cites the Guggenheim’s Art of the Motorcycle in part as an inspiration. Indeed, all who saw that exhibit came away inspired. He also cites a passion ignited early by riding dirt bikes as a kid. A trait that many of us enthusiasts share as well. What very few of us share in common, is the will and the effort to build a world class …

Onlinemotor Audi 80 vintage Oldtimer

Martini Racing Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS - Great cracking sound!!

The Moto Museum

Most of us have some specific list of likes, preferences and passions that is pretty unique. Our interests coincide around select areas like a motorcycle or automotive marque, but we are particularly pleased when we find multiple overlapping interests. And so it was when we visited the Moto Museum. It is a motorcycle museum that advertises itself as “<i>Displaying a collection of rare & vintage European motorcycles, with paid guided tours available”.</i> Sounded good to us, and we visited one …

Glas Goes Goggo

For a maker of farm equipment, Hans Glas GMBH has some very interesting and critical connections to the car and motorcycle industry (see BMW 2002 Touring). This particular connection revolves around their decision in 1950 to enter the motorcycle industry by producing a scooter. It was said that Andreas Glas was inspired by a trip to the Verona International Agricultural Fair in 1949. Prototypes appeared soon after, and in 1951 the first production units went on sale. They were branded Goggo, …

Rometsch Roadster

Friedrich Rometsch was a German coachbuilder based in the Halensee section of Berlin. The company was founded in the 1920s when classic coachbuilding was still in its heyday. The basic idea was to select a chassis (usually complete with drivetrain), and then marry it to a custom made body from your selected coachbuilder. Of course, only the well heeled client could afford this process, but the end result was a unique vehicle (or one of few).<p>Fast forward to the postwar period, and Rometsch …

Spot the #porsche #356 #speedster! Go!

That's a nice cafe racer from @ottodrom #beemerbros #caferacer #caferacerxxx #caferacersofinstagram #ironandair #bmwmotorcycle #bmwmotorcycles

NSU Max Motorcycle 1955 Vintage

Kriedler Van Veen - Hockenheimring - VERY LOUD 16.000 RPM

Good morning! . Join in and tag your classic MB photo with #mbfriday . #mercedesbenz #classic #r107 #300sl #classiccar #instagood #fanfriday #instamoment #oldschool #cargram #instacar #cartastic #mbphoto #mbenz #carpic #goodtimes #carporn #like #instacar #timeless #elegance #beauty #art #vintage . Photo: @luscheshh

Uber Sedan

On the heels of the Neue Klasse sedans, BMW saw the need for a larger sedan that would comfortably seat 5, and yet would be performance oriented. They began working on the E3 series in 1965, The 2500/2800 CS machines were already available in the late 1960s, but they were coupes. The first of the sedans appeared in 1968 with an L designation for long wheelbase. In many ways, this was the first 7 series. The machines used twin Zeniths and generated 170+ HP and 185 ft/lbs of torque. They shared …