Originally called ACL (Ateliers de Construction du Livradois, or Livradois Construction Workshops), Teilhol manufactured the Renault Rodeo, a plastic-bodied, light off-roader, similar to Citroën’s Mehari, from 1970 to 1987.
The first vehicles produced by Vidal under the Tempo name were 3-wheeled delivery vans, starting in 1926. By 1933, the company was producing a 2-seater passenger model powered by a 200cc single-cylinder engine.
In the years following World War I, German’s economy was in a slump, with economic sanctions placed by the Treaty of Versailles. Max Vidal and Sohns, previously a fire-fighting equipment supplier to German’s coal industry, changed focus in 1926 to building automobiles.
The Think City was a fully electric zero emission vehicle that was marketed as an urban commuter. The City combined new technology and Scandinavian design for a practical, modern vehicle focused on sustainability.
With a design inspired by a drop of water and doors that, in turn, later inspired the McLaren F1, the Toyota Sera has staked its place in the automotive design world. The Sera made its debut at the 1987 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept car called ADX-II.
The World Sports Racing Series was formed in Vista, California, in 1994 by former TRD (Toyota Racing Development) engineer Kevin Singleton. His vision was to build a purpose-built, reliable race car to run in its own spec series