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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby BertOne » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:59 pm

It seems apt that this new range of models should be shown in the odds and ends section. The new range in question is Autocult, a limited edition of 300 series of some weird motors. They're going to sell for $99. Interesting....Image
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The Schlorwagen teardrop could find its way to my doors, the push-me, pull-you thing not so likely. :?

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby dbonser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:06 pm

BertOne wrote:It seems apt that this new range of models should be shown in the odds and ends section. The new range in question is Autocult, a limited edition of 300 series of some weird motors. They're going to sell for $99. Interesting....Image
The Schlorwagen teardrop could find its way to my doors, the push-me, pull-you thing not so likely. :?


The Schlorwagen is really cute. :D
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby GarageOnAWall » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:21 pm

dbonser wrote:
BertOne wrote:It seems apt that this new range of models should be shown in the odds and ends section. The new range in question is Autocult, a limited edition of 300 series of some weird motors. They're going to sell for $99. Interesting....Image
The Schlorwagen teardrop could find its way to my doors, the push-me, pull-you thing not so likely. :?


The Schlorwagen is really cute. :D


It really is, I almost want to pet the little car :lol: Very interesting subject matter here - there seems to be no end to what some brands will model which is really a double-edge sword for obvious reasons.

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby Paulius43 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:07 am

Nice, thanks for the news! Not for me though :lol:

I think the black car is based on a Mercedes, there was a handbuilt (made in Ukraine) selling around for 300 USD.
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby Tom » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:27 am

I like 'em both, charming and weird.

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby carcollector » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:46 am

Tom wrote:I like 'em both, charming and weird.

Agree with you Tom ;)

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby dbonser » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:00 am

As seen above. Auto Cult Models on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/autocult.models

Auto Cult 04000 1939 Schlörwagen Black
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby Tom » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:45 am

Weird and very wonderful.

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby BertOne » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:28 pm

There's more info on Autocult on the Auto & modell site;

There is going to be a concentration on early streamline cars, 'special racing cars' and small postwar cars. They are planning 5 models a month each limited to 333. I'd like to see these in the early streamliners range...

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby Jager » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:30 am

Being German, I hope we get some of the Adler Trumph Streamliners from Autocult :

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby BertOne » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:20 am

Jager wrote:Being German, I hope we get some of the Adler Trumph Streamliners from Autocult :

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Well this has been made by CCC - at a price. There are still a few on ebay and I believe Paradacar made some, probably from the same moulds which would be cheaper. For me, the Miller has only been made by Dust and Glory and when they do come up for sale command prices of many hundreds of euros. The Farman has never been made but would I think make a great model.

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby AutoCult » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:01 am

Hello,
I just saw your discussion in the Forum here and I m really happy to see that you like our AutoCult range.
Of course it is strange but we want to tell Car History with our models. You will be surprised which project will come soon....
Regarding Trumpf streamliner..... pls wait a couple of months...... we are working on it..... :-)
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby scalainj » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:07 am

AutoCult wrote:Hello,
I just saw your discussion in the Forum here and I m really happy to see that you like our AutoCult range.
Of course it is strange but we want to tell Car History with our models. You will be surprised which project will come soon....
Regarding Trumpf streamliner..... pls wait a couple of months...... we are working on it..... :-)
Your AutoCult-Team


Welcome to the forum.
Please keep us updated with your developments as i know it will be of interest to many of our members
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby AutoCult » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:44 am

1/43 #02000 Aero Minor II Sedan
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Immediately after the end of the war, the Jawa Minor II was renamed and offered as the Aero Minor. The name “AERO” though had nothing to do with the Aero-automobiles of the pre-war. The naming was in fact the result of the post-war restructuring in the Czechoslovakian industry. It was changing from a difficult wartime market to a peacetime economy, and they have to be integrated into the newly introduced socialist planned economy.

The automobile- and motorcycle factory, Jawa, survived the war relatively unscathed, and they were able to start production of the old pre-war models immediately. In December 1945, Aero was nationalized, and the vehicle production was stopped, and the Jawa production had to be stopped as they would rather produce higher quality automobiles.

But this was not the end for the Jawa Minor II! The new operators, who were communist, recognized this vehicle as a modern concept with a cheap production.

Starting in 1946, the Jawa Minor II was renamed to “Aero Minor”. The production was moved to the “Flugzeugwerke Walter” in Prague and “Flugzeugwerk Letov”, because these factories had plenty of production capacity available. One factory provided drivetrain units and chassis and the other one the car body. Being built and assembled in these post-war airplane factories is actually how the “Aero” car came to be named as well.

The Aero Minor II was built as a two-door and four-seater sedan. The car body had a rear bumper with integrated fenders, it was equipped with a 2-cylinder, 20hp, 2-stroke engine sized at 616cc, and it was front wheel drive. The production of the Aero Minor II ran until 1951 and 14,187 examples were built in total. Production was eventually phased out as the airplane industry began to grow again and the production space was needed for aircraft manufacturing, and therefore the vehicle production was completely stopped.
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby AutoCult » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:04 am

1/43 #05000 Intermeccanica IMP
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Intermeccanica-Puch (IMP) is an automobile manufacturer founded by the Canadian engineer Frank Reisner with its company Intermeccanica and the Austrian Johann Puch.
The first products that IMP offered were vehicle tuning parts. They produced their first independent vehicle in 1960.

In 1961 both founders started with the construction of a small Coupé in Turin. Frank Reisner imported the air-/fan-cooled two-cylinder, four-stroke flat-twin engine, with 645 ccm from the Austrian car manufacturer Steyr-Puch and brought it to a performance of 40 hp at 5500 rpm. The engine was surrounded by a tiny two-seater, two door coupé, which was constructed by the Italian company Coma in Turin. The Coupé was similar to the Abarth-Zagato-chassis. The top speed was estimated at an astonishing 150 km/h. In total only 10 vehicles were built until 1962.
In 1961 the vehicle took part in a 2,5 hour-race on the Nürburgring, and it won the race in the 500 ccm-class.

In 1962 Intermeccanica turned the construction to big road sports cars with American engines. At first the vehicles were released under various names, later they were sold under its own name, which were partly produced in close cooperation with Bitter and Opel. The later models of Intermeccanica were predecessors of Bitter CD. The production of the sports car lasted until 1974.

Because of economic reasons, in 1975 the company moved to San Bernardino and produced many replicas.
Today, Intermeccanica is famous for high-quality replicas of famous vintage sports cars such as the Porsche 550 Spyder.
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby AutoCult » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:08 am

1/43 #06001 Ruhrfahrzeugbau Pinguin
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In May 1953 the „M.E.V.-Studiengesellschaft für Kraftfahrzeugentwicklung“ was founded in Herne by Romanus Müthing, a former agent for agricultural machines. Heinz Elschenbroich and Kurt C. Volkhart, who was a free engineer and who developed the famous Opel rocket car in the 20s were also involved.

Volkhart, who managed this project, was building a central tube frame for the planned three-wheeler, and he called his project “Pinguin”.
In the rear of the car, a 200cc, 9.5 hp, one cylinder, two-stroke engine was installed from the company “Ilo”. The car had a closed front, indicator lights on the front fenders, rear-hinged doors, and sliding windows. The Pinguin’s front wheels were semi-covered, and it had a big tailgate at the rear.
The Pinguin could achieve a top speed of 85 km/h and had a fuel consumption of 5.0 liters per 100 km. The cost of a brand new Pinguin at the time were 3,775.00 German Marks.
The test drives started very soon with the first chassis around Herne in 1953. The form of the first prototype consisted of wood, which was covered by metal. The second prototype received many improvements with help from the experts of the “Vereinigte Metallwerke” (VDM) in Wehrdohl. They developed body from aluminum sheets.

The project was first displayed at the exhibition “Zweirad-Salon” in Frankfurt at the end of 1953. The interest of the public was enormous, and they jokingly described the Pinguin as “the Porsche on three wheels”.

The Pinguin had a couple big problems though, weight and stability. The plan was to achieve an empty vehicle weight of 280 kg, but the Pinguin was weighing in around 450 kg. Also, even though Volkhart was drawing this elegantly lined vehicle, he overlooked the coordination of the chassis which resulted in stability problems for the Pinguin.
Müthing had already invested 80,000 German Marks into the development of the car, and he was in danger of having the entire Pinguin project fail.
This caused Müthing to reach out to Norbert Stevenson, an engineer of the Fuldamobile, and had him start the complete development of the Pinguin from the beginning.

After the original 2 prototypes, only 10 production examples were ever built, before the project was finally doomed.
The company was liquidated and all 12 Pinguin cars were sold.
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby AutoCult » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:17 am

1/43 #07000 Petermax Müller Weltrekordwagen
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The son of a boatyard builder, Petermax Müller was born on January 21, 1912 in Potsdam. After graduating from high school, he was completing an apprenticeship as an automobile business administrator at the “Brennabor-Werk” in Brandenburg an der Havel.

In 1937 he started working in the distribution of the Auto Union-brands. This included the DKW, Wanderer, and Horch brands of automobiles. In 1938 he joined the Auto Union factory team and won the Monte-Carlo Rallye aboard a 1000cc DKW. In 1939 he would finish second in the Monte-Carlo Rallye, and he would enter the Liège-Rome-Liège, where he would finish third driving a 2 liter Wanderer. His racing career soon came to a temporary end though with the outbreak of the World War II. Shortly after the war ended, he fled from the Soviet occupation zone to Velpke (Helmstedt), near Wolfsburg. Here he was able to focus on his one passion in life again, motor racing.
Petermax Müller won around 60 races during his racing career, and he was the German champion in the 1100cc sports car class.
Furthermore, he won the “Maschseerennen”, the only car racing which ever took place in Hannover.

In late 1946 and early 1947, Müller set up his own workshop in a deserted barn.
Between 1946 and 1949 he built six racing cars in total. He would go on to drive these cars to the German championship in 1948 and 1949.

In that time, the “Weltrekordwagen” was created with the help of a bodywork man, who knew him from his time in Berlin. The first streamlined open aluminum sports car was built on a Kübelwagen chassis with a front suspension from a Schwimmwagen. The car was equipped with a 4-cylinder “Vogelsang”-engine on a VW-chassis with four single carburetors and measured out at 1.095ccm.
The vehicle could achieve a maximum speed of 215 km/h because of its lightweight of only 550 kgs.

Only one Weltrekordwagen was ever built, and it is on display at the Museum Prototyp in Hamburg.
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby BertOne » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:18 am

scalainj wrote:
AutoCult wrote:Hello,
I just saw your discussion in the Forum here and I m really happy to see that you like our AutoCult range.
Of course it is strange but we want to tell Car History with our models. You will be surprised which project will come soon....
Regarding Trumpf streamliner..... pls wait a couple of months...... we are working on it..... :-)
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Welcome to the forum.
Please keep us updated with your developments as i know it will be of interest to many of our members

I'll second that! It's always nice to know that a manufacturer is listening to collectors, a mutually beneficial situation I think.
Really way out subjects, only one of which I was even aware of. Good luck with this interesting range.

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby Paulius43 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:33 am

Welcome AutoCult, I'll second BertOne's words!

Even though the current subjects are not of my focus the models are nice, and especially that last race car with its wonderful wearing finish!

Any chances of doing Arzen's L'Oeuf?.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby BertOne » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:40 am

Paulius43 wrote:Any chances of doing Arzen's L'Oeuf?.. :mrgreen:

Good one Paulius - the egg would fit perfectly in this range.

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby Paulius43 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:56 am

BertOne wrote:
Paulius43 wrote:Any chances of doing Arzen's L'Oeuf?.. :mrgreen:

Good one Paulius - the egg would fit perfectly in this range.


..and my collection, too! :lol:
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Postby Rat » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:19 am

Because of its country of origin, I'll be forced to get the Aero Minor II. It's not what I would normally buy but it's a nice model and I like the color. I'm looking forward to future releases from AutoCult.

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Re: Odds & ends - 2015

Postby Jager » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:34 am

AutoCult wrote:Hello,
I just saw your discussion in the Forum here and I m really happy to see that you like our AutoCult range.
Of course it is strange but we want to tell Car History with our models. You will be surprised which project will come soon....
Regarding Trumpf streamliner..... pls wait a couple of months...... we are working on it..... :-)
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Autocult, that's great news about the Trumpf streamliner.

A wait of a few months is nothing.....we've been waiting for some models for years !

It's great to see you take our comments and discussion on board.
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Postby AutoCult » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:40 am

Thanks for this category to AutoCult.... and many thanks for your interest here.
As you know the market is not easy and since I started in this business (25 years ago) I collect many experiences and information. My passion are cars, car history and model cars. But sometimes it seems so that market and business you cannot combine because of different interests. Sometimes difficult to understand for both sides. We on AutoCult want to makes some things better and we hope with our strategy we reach the target to satisfy collectors and our business too.
We are really happy to get suggestion from your side - we have over 800 projects on our list to do - but not all are to realize (because of missing information). But pls do us a favor and write your serious suggestion to our e-mail address. Sometimes we don't want to open our book too much and we don't want to discuss about future projects. As you can imagine many competitors are watching us what happen there..... I m sure they don't like it as I can imagine. We do not want to look so much on competitors because I believe that competition is life and belongs to our business. Our ideas and project are very unique and I m not sure if so much people in our business understand the Car History in the way we want to understand and show.
We -of course- will keep you updated with all news and like to discuss with you here. AutoCult enjoys that - as a part of its philosophy to stay in contact with market very close......


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