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The Birth of the People's Car (I/IV)

Volkswagen Käfer… The cute little car everybody loves. Unlike many car histories, Käfer’s was thoroughly documented because it changed the way the world looked at cars. Everybody knows it was developed by NSDAP engineers. The question is, did they? This is a photo documentary detailing the Käfer’s history during the…

The Birth of the People's Car (II/IV) The Birth of the People's Car (II/IV)

The construction of a 108 km (67 mi) long section of the Reichsautobahn, between Frankfurt am Main and Darmstadt, was completed on 19 Mai. The NSDAP hosted an opening ceremony in Frankfurt am Main where thousands of people gathered. There Hitler gave a speech, explaining that the construction project put thousands of…

The Birth of the People's Car (III/IV) The Birth of the People's Car (III/IV)

In early Januar, as the Volkswagen development was slowly winding down. Porsche decided to expand its business portfolio. Bringing its consulting, constructing, design, research and testing departments under one roof. The firm moved to a bigger facility at Spitalwaldstraße 2 in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, 9 km (5 mi)…

The Birth of the People's Car (IV/IV) The Birth of the People's Car (IV/IV)

Amazingly, enough blueprints, scale models, prototypes and GP race cars survived the war to tell the tale. Here is a collection of photos of restored and reproduced cars. Most of them can be seen on display at the Porsche Museum in Porscheplatz, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, and the Autostadt and the Stiftung AutoMuseum…

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