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Cars

Goliath GP900e- 1957

Goliath GP900e- 1957

Considering that Borgward, parent company of Goliath-Werke, was a pretty small player on the global automotive scene, the Goliath GP900e was quite an influential automobile, setting in place much of the design vocabulary seen to this day.

Goliath Pionier-1933

Goliath Pionier-1933

The Pionier is a 3-wheeled economy vehicle that was designed for the German market. It’s robust, yet light, because of its wood frame body covered by a synthetic fabric.

Grataloup-1955

Grataloup-1955

An unconventional car throughout, this is a car constructed by a Frenchman, Monsieur Grataloup, for his own personal use.  The small motorcycle engine is placed next to the driver so that the majority of the weight is in the center of the car to improve handling.

Gregory Sedan- 1947

Gregory Sedan- 1947

 

Ben F. Gregory was an advocate of front wheel drive. Gregory made cars on and off for a span of 42 years. His first cars were built around 1920, and it was not until 26 years later, following World War II, that Gregory returned to designing cars. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Ben F. Gregory
Gregory Sports Roadster-1952

Gregory Sports Roadster-1952

Ben Gregory was from Kansas City, Missouri, and he believed that front-wheel drive was the preferred method of propelling a car. The roadster you see here is the only one he made, and he also managed to make a couple of sedans.

Gyro X-1967

Gyro X-1967

The brainchild of Alex Tremulis, famous stylist and Automobile Hall of Fame inductee, and Thomas Summers, a gyroscope expert, the Gyro-X is a two-wheeled, gyroscopically-stabilized prototype vehicle constructed in 1967. Proposed as a possible solution for future transportation, the two-wheeled vehicle provided many thought-provoking ideas for revolutionizing transportation.

Hanomag 1.3 Liter Saloon- 1939

Hanomag 1.3 Liter Saloon- 1939

This German company was producing cars as early as the 1920s but they struggled financially through that decade. In 1931, Hanomag had 25% of the small-car market in Germany, trailed by DKW (19%) and BMW (17%).

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Hannoversche Mascinenbau AG
Hanomag 2-10 PS- 1926

Hanomag 2-10 PS- 1926

Hanomag was an established name when the company produced its first car. They built their first steam engine in 1836; by 1905 they were producing steam trucks. 

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Hannoversche Maschinenbau, GA
Hansa 1100- 1939

Hansa 1100- 1939

The Hansa Automobile Gesellschaft was founded in 1905 to build light cars. Light cars were comparatively rare in Germany at the time. By 1913, the company was building small to medium-sized cars as well as large, luxurious cars.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Hansa-Lloyd und Goliath-Werke Carl F.W. Borgward
Harris (steamcar)-1938

Harris (steamcar)-1938

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Harris was disappointed because of the failures of both the Stanley Steamer and Doble steam cars.  Harris hoped that if he built a unique and stylish steam car, it might revive the industry.

Heinkel Kabine -1956

Heinkel Kabine -1956

Heinkel, like fellow airplane maker Messerschmitt, was prohibited from making aircraft after WWII. In 1953 Heinkel began building a high end 4-stroke scooter called the Tourist.  Scooter sales soon began to slow, and in 1956 Heinkel began building bubble cars.

Helicron- 1932

Helicron- 1932

 

Constructed in 1932, this one-of-a-kind, propeller driven car was discovered in a barn in France in 2000 having been placed there by the original owner in the late 1930s. Little could be seen of it through the rubble. 

  • Country of Origin: France
Hewson Rocket- 1946

Hewson Rocket- 1946

In early 1940, Rudy Stoessel, Paul Erdos, and Burt Chalmers opened a small body shop in Hollywood called Coachcraft, Ltd., and began building custom bodies for movie stars and wealthy locals. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Coachcraft, Ltd.
Hobbycar B612 (amphibious)-1992

Hobbycar B612 (amphibious)-1992

This unusual Hobbycar B612 amphibian was introduced to the world at the 1992 Paris Motor Show. It is a mid-engined, jet-drive, forward-control four-seater, designed to be offered as seen, or with an optional four-door rigid top, or as a pick-up. Steering on dry land is conventional, by the steering wheel, while in the water, control is by joystick.

Hobbycar Passport-1992

Hobbycar Passport-1992

Hobbycar was the dream of Francois Wardevoir, an ex-Renault Formula 1 engineer. With his well-funded partner, Serge Desmarais, they built a state-of-the-art high-tech factory in Thenay, France, approximately 200km south of Paris.

Hoffmann-1951

Hoffmann-1951

Michael Hoffmann, a shop foreman from Munich who designed and built this extraordinary vehicle of mostly hardware store and junkyard parts between 1949 and 1951. The tiny engine, slow speed, and only three wheels meant the "car" was considered a motorbike, and thus was tax-free and no license was required to operate it.

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