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Daus-1954

Daus-1954

 

Otto Daus was one of those rare individuals that not only decided he could build his own car, he actually did it.

 

David Austin Hillclimb- 2003

David Austin Hillclimb- 2003

This car was built by David Austin to compete in S.C.C.A. hillclimbs and autocrosses. The concept of the car began with acquisition of a good motor from a wrecked motorcycle.

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • David Austin, Pennsylvania
Davis Divan

Davis Divan "Baby"- 1947

Charismatic used cars salesman Glen Gordon “Gary” Davis moved from Indiana to Southern California filled with optimism and dreams. On the streets of Los Angeles, he saw an aerospace-styled three-wheeled vehicle called the “Californian” and was struck by its uniqueness.

Davis Divan- 1948

Davis Divan- 1948

Glenn Gordan “Gary” Davis was an industrial designer and salesman. Around the end of World War II, he bought a small racecar that a California racing enthusiast had converted to a 3-wheeler–thinking it would make a practical economy car. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Davis Motorcar Co.
Derny Cyclotandem- 1950

Derny Cyclotandem- 1950

Derny is a term that has become synonymous with small pacing vehicles for bicycle racing, but the company itself was more than just jargon. Born out of a French craze for motorized bicycles during the 1930s, Derny debuted its first model, the “Entraineur” in 1938, to pace the Bordeaux-Paris race.

Derny Taon T3- 1957

Derny Taon T3- 1957

Derny began production in 1949, specializing in the manufacture of auxiliary-engined bicycles and tandems, all powered by proprietary engines. The Derny Taon, or “Horse fly” was unveiled at the 1955 Paris Motorcycle Show.

Deutsch-Bonnet HBR-5- 1959

Deutsch-Bonnet HBR-5- 1959

Although DB racecars achieved unequaled small engine success, their accomplishments have largely been forgotten over time. To honor the DB marque, Mark Brinker and his team prepared a DB model HBR-5 to race at the Bonneville salt flats.

Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5- 1955

Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5- 1955

René Bonnet was a self-made engineer with a passion for competition and Charles Deutsch was a trained body designer who managed a custom coach works in Champigny-sur-Marne, close to Paris.They started as Deutsch-Bonnet, shortened to DB in 1947.

Devin-Panhard- 1954

Devin-Panhard- 1954

Bill Devin was an innovative car designer from Fontana, California. When Devin sold his Ferrari 250MM to a buyer in Michigan and came back with a 1953 Deutsch-Bonnet (DB) Le Mans Barquette race car in partial trade, his dream of building race cars finally began.

Devin-Renault Special-1959

Devin-Renault Special-1959

This car is the marriage of a Devin F body and a 1954 Renault 4CV chassis and drivetrain. Originally built by Harry Rasmussen in the Pacific Northwest, it was completed in time for dis-play at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.

DiBlasi R7 Scooter- 1981

DiBlasi R7 Scooter- 1981

Rosario Di Blasi (1919-2008) began developing a folding scooter in 1952. In postwar Rome, bicycle theft was common, as any kind of personal transport was in short supply. The story goes that while carrying his bicycle up the 8 flights of stairs to his apartment, Di Blasi thought the idea of a folding bike would be easier to transport.

DKW F2-1933

DKW F2-1933

DKW started as a motorcycle manufacturer in 1919.  Their first motorcycles were called Das Kleiner Wunder (the little wonder); hence the name DKW.

DKW F800 Schnell Laster- 1958

DKW F800 Schnell Laster- 1958

From 1949 to 1962, DKW produced a van with a trailing-arm rear suspension system which incorporated springs in the cross bar assembly.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Auto Union GmbH
DKW-Vemag Belcar 1000- 1962

DKW-Vemag Belcar 1000- 1962

The DKW-Vemag is considered the first genuinely Brazilian-made passenger vehicle. It is basically a German DKW Sonderklasse. There were some differences; for example, no heater was provided (for obvious reasons). The first DKW-Vemag model was launched in 1958.

  • Country of Origin: Brazil
  • Veículos Máquinas Agricolas S/A
Dodge Viper RT/10- 1994

Dodge Viper RT/10- 1994

The Dodge Viper was conceived as a futuristic interpretation of a classic American muscle car. During the development stage, it was decided to utilize Lamborghini, then a Chrysler subsidiary, to cast a prototype aluminum V10 engine based on their truck drivetrain and modify it for performance car use.

Dragonfly Ice Sled- 1957

Dragonfly Ice Sled- 1957

The Dragonfly Airdrive was an all-season, above-water outboard engine manufactured by Robertson-Hedges Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. They were produced from 1954 through the mid-late 1960s.

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