tirsdag 28. februar 2012

#7 and his '54 Barndoor...

#7's cool '54 Barndoor is coming together nicely now, after a classic "much more work than expected"-phase in the restoration process. This old bread-van will be sitting semi-low with Rocket Racing wheels and a smooth, vintage Gene Berg-engine. Great work Rune and friends! This van has gone from forrest-relic to the smoothest Barndoor in Norway in just a few years. A mamooth job and finally now some time behind the steering wheel this summer. Thumbs up!

fredag 17. februar 2012

"So - Porsche made cars after 1952...who cares?"

This slogan was invented by Mr Tom Birch over at the 356 Split Window Registry, and in principle we do agree...

Having said that - there are the 550s, the early Carreras....and of course: the Porsche 906. It "hits all the buttons" of any male car enthusiast. Full-blooded, all-out race car in all aspects, yet with lights and - license plates!

The Porsche 906 - very high on our "unobtainable"-wish list indeed - and if we ever got one, we would have hauled it around in Frazer Nash-style:

torsdag 16. februar 2012

Local VW Garage...

Back in the days, there was a VW-garage in virtually every spot on the map all over Norway and Sweden. We stumbled upon this picture on the Web recently....from "Finnsnes" - a community where the "welcome"-sign and the "stop by next time"-sign is mounted on the same sign-post. Levely scene - could only have been better if it was a bananabumper car hanging in the outdoor lift... Wonder what's peeking behind the door?

tirsdag 14. februar 2012

Our top four Mercedes-favorites:

....Mercedes, you say...."the enemy".. Yes, we know... But when they were in the race to obtain the goodwill of the big boss, Mercedes did build rear-engined, streamlined, small cars... and we love them.

Top choice would of course be the 150H Coupe - one of only 6 racecars built in 1934. Lovely lovely...did any of them survive?

Then....the 175H - a one-off prototype intended to show the speedy attributes of the new generation of compact cars...in 1933. Does anybody know if it did survive?

Third choice, in reality first choice for the collection, is of course the 130H. Introduced in 1934 as a Porsche-competitor in the "Fuhrer's competition" of producing THE German car. We love the 130H and can't wait to find the right one at the right price.....in the right condition.

Fourth choice....the "evulotionized" heckmotor-car...larger, better...more "Merced-ic" and less of a volks-auto... the 170H. These are still around, both here in Norway (one still with its first owner...) and also on Ebay.

Lovely - although they come from the wrong side of Stuttgart....

150H (1934):
175H (1933): 130H (1934-36):

170H (1936-39):

mandag 13. februar 2012


....we just can't get enough of it. The pre-war era of experimental automotive streamlining that also made it into mass-production is just fantastic and our search for more cars in this "genre" is on....

One dream - "maybe" achievable - the Tatra T77 (249 made):

One for surely NOT achievable - the 1934 DKW Aero (one prototype only):

1950 VW Split Beetle FOR SALE

We are putting together our Bourdeux Red - 1950 Beetle and getting it ready for shipment to the new owner... coming together nicely now. The vintage feel of an original-paint Split Beetle dash is unbeatable..

Our favorite car-ads ... ever:

An american made the top one a few years ago...then a Norwegian made the second one. Very cool...