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.
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
The first Trivan rolled off the assembly line in Frackville, PA on March 14th, 1963, to much hoopla. Governor Scranton drove Trivan #1 off the line, and the promise of revitalizing the area around Schuykill was about to be realized – but only for a short time.
The Trojan automobile was a rare example of an unconventional, and in many ways old-fashioned, design which nevertheless sold well and had a loyal following among British motorists. Leslie H. Hounsfield produced his first car in 1913 with a focus on the simplicity of driving and easy maintenance.