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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.

Ducati 996-2000

Ducati 996-2000

In 1950 Ducati built its first motorcycle.  This bike had a displacement of 60 cc and weighed 98 pounds, and top speed was 40 mph.  By 1960 Ducati had made history by producing the fastest 250 cc road bike of the period

Duport Onyx-1991

Duport Onyx-1991

In 1977, as a hobby, Mr. Duport built a prototype, a Microcar powered by a Lombardini 510cc diesel engine. The car was well constructed, although the only part made by Duport was the chassis.

Duport Parco-1982

Duport Parco-1982

Almost as a hobby, in 1977 Guy Duport built a prototype, first-of-its-kind diesel-powered microcar. It was a small car with a plastic body and 2 doors, equipped with a 510cc (about 31 cu. in.) Lombardini diesel engine. According to Duport, that 10HP engine assured 3,500 hours of operation, allowing it to travel potentially more than 62,000 miles.

Dursley Pedersen Bicycle-1894

Dursley Pedersen Bicycle-1894

Danish inventor, musician, blacksmith, and cyclist, Mikael Pedersen (1855 – 1929), believed conventional bicycles were "weakest where they ought to be strongest and heaviest where they ought to be lightest.” He, therefore, restyled the conventional bicycle to resolve what he saw as the most troubling elements of design.

Dymaxion Replica- 1933

Dymaxion Replica- 1933

Buckminster Fuller had a long and productive career. He was a visionary that worked in many fields, from the environment to architecture. The Dymaxion, which is an acronym for DYnamic MAXimum TensION, was his most famous automotive project.

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