Design of the T-97 was finalized by Erich Ledwinka, one of Hans Ledwinka’s sons, and was developed alongside the T-87. It was in effect a slightly scaled down version of the T-87 and was almost identical in style.
When Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939, the German military dictated the output of Tatra factories. Before you is an interesting project that was designed for war use only. The German military wanted Tatra to develop a vehicle that could move people across the vast snowy plains of Russia.
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.
The Tornado Typhoon (named after the British fighter plane, not the storm) was created by Bill Woodhouse of Hetfordshire, England. Bill was dissatisfied with the kit car companies of the 1950s and the difficulty of finding commonly manufactured automobile parts that would fit them.