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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:42 pm

Cool! ;)

I will seriously consider that BMW. I love its oddness! It could look great if displayed next to my Lancia Loraymo and my, yet to be bought, Avanti! 8-)
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by danny » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:05 pm

I ordered the Lohner -Porsche already. It fits nicely in my early Porsche development collection.

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1/43 #02001 Jawa 750 Coupe

Post by AutoCult » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:44 pm

Forgotten Winner

In 1933, the long-distance race known as the 1000 miles of Czechoslovakia was organized for the first time. After a very short time, it gained a reputation of an exhausting but also prestigious race.
The Czech manufacturer JAWA, which was only founded in 1929, saw a high advertising value by participating, and in 1935 the company was planning to take part with its own cars in the competition. Because of the participation of several of the same cars, the plant was hoping for a higher popularity.
This plan was consequently pursued, and with strong pressure, six new small cars were put assembled – three convertibles and three roadsters. Right at the start of the marathon race in 1935, they were waiting at the starting line. How perfect the light, agile and small racing cars were, and this showed as they drove to victory in their participating class. This type of car, which was equipped with a 750-engine and 26 hp, would be interesting for many auto-enthusiasts.
However, the car never entered the series production at JAWA, and was discontinued after the journey 1000 miles of Czechoslovakia and the JAWA 750 disappeared.
Only one example of the JAWA survived until today, and it shows a high technical engagement of the former JAWA-engineers.
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1/43 #05004 Troll 700 Sportcupé

Post by AutoCult » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:45 pm

When Norway did not want to have its own automotive industry…
The Troll 700 Sportcupé was the failed attempt to found an automobile company in Norway in the 1950s. The driving force was the engineer Per Kohl-Larsen, who called his company Plastik & Bilindustri.
He and two other technicians, Bruno Falck and Erling Fjugstad, constructed their own small vehicle and called it Troll. They started in November 1955 with the completion of the first model. The plans were showing that the vehicle should be offered as a coupe. Plastik & Bilindustri was using fiberglass for the car body, which was allowed for a curb weight of only 700 kg.
The Scandinavian saw a great future in the use of the composite plastic. The company was purchasing, at that time, a modern 700 cc straight-twin two-stroke engine with Bosch direct fuel injection and a performance of 26 hp from the bankrupt estate of the German Gutbrod-Werke. They also bought the chassis, together with the engines, from the former Gutbrod-type Superior. The Superior had a 15cm longer wheel base than the Troll, but this was acceptable. This additional length was used to give the Troll a back seat, whereby the original two-seater was now replaced by a four-seater.
The first mass-produced vehicle was delivered on the 1st of May in 1957 in this version. Now the series production could be started but an official permit was necessary in Norway, and this document was never granted to the company Plastik & Bilindustri. Therefore the Norwegian car factory could not start production, and the total quantity of assembled Troll 700 sports coupes remained at only 5 examples.
In 1958 the company closed its doors forever.
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1/43 #9000 VW Beetle MI´s Motorhome

Post by AutoCult » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:46 pm

Living in your Beetle

In the 1970s, some inventors from the Californian Irvine had the idea to modify a VW Beetle into a camper.
It was not enough to accommodate two beds, one table, a wall unit and a cooking facility on a VW-chassis and to screw it, but this modification should be made by a drastic cure. It was necessary to separate the car body shortly before the front screen until the rear. An own construction from wood was put on a chassis and a series production engine. The construction was rectangular and was designed as big and wide as possible. The camping construction was at the same time also high enough that an adult person could be able to stand up in this vehicle.
The partnership with Robert Q Riley was the reason for the final breakthrough and publicity of the self-construction outside of the Pacific coast. He recognized the potential of the VW-camper, introduced himself at the manufacturer´s company in Irvine, and he bought the rights for the construction of the camper. On his initiative, in 1977, an explosive drawing was printed in the June-issue of the hobby magazine “Mechanix Illustrated” and also a coupon for the plan with the address of Robert Q. Riley was attached. Alongside the costs for the detailed drawing, the potential VW-camper should have manual dexterity, as the most parts should be done by themselves, what costs further US$ 2.000. Furthermore the VW Beetle base came additionally.
In the USA the reconstruction has become well-established under the name “Minihome”.
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1/43 #12001 DAF 33 Brandweer

Post by AutoCult » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:46 pm

Anyone can help

Automobiel Fabriek N.V became much better known under the abbreviation DAF. The company, which was founded in 1928, was offering passenger cars since 1958. In 1961, the series of Daffodil was started and went down into history of automobile books.
In the framework of this passenger car series, the type DAF 33 was following since 1967. Therefor the original and very undependable design of the DAF 31 – originally created by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti – was slightly lifted and cleaned.
The DAF 33 inspired the Dutch public, and also achieved very good sales figures in England.

In 1974 the bodywork company T.D. Zonnenhuis, in the Netherlands, was taking care of the DAF 33 combi-model and modified them into a fire department vehicle.
The combi-version had a reinforced chassis and was well suited for conversion. It was necessary to cut the combi-construction by half on the height of the rear axle to install a big fire pump at the rear of the DAF. The remaining combi-part was also sufficient space for the strictly necessary fire fighter equipment.
A foldable ladder and a variety of fire hoses were transported by the DAF 33 on a special roof rack, which was assembled on the chassis.
Under its bonnet an engine sized at 27 hp was also working with its famous and especially characteristic Variomatic automatic transmission, which was already installed in the series model.

Under today´s aspects, the DAF-fire engine is well-conceived and is offering the necessary equipment in very narrow space to fight sources of fire effectively.

The Dutch community Doorn was the customer of the own designed DAF-reconstruction.
Nowadays, the small fire engine is no more in use and is carefully protected in the museum.
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1/43 #99115-E AutoCult „Edition 2015“/ Brandpowder 911 DS

Post by AutoCult » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:47 pm

Perfect Combination

The 112 pages book "AutoCult" is a different kind of book - it is THE book for the automotive enthusiast who wants to learn more about the many stories of long forgotten automobiles, brands and other developments. Whether rare, fast or strange – many interesting stories in conjunction with precise historical accuracy, flanked by many historical photographs and illustrations of AutoCult models, make this book (as well as all future editions) a reading experience for those interested in automotive history.

AutoCult present as Model of the Year the Brandpowder 911 DS. A fiction that was created by an US advertising company and was presented not only as a design it was presented as a true story and the reader could think that the model would have been created in 1:1. The motor magazine believed that story as well the readers.
We think that this fiction is an absolutely perfect styled symbiosis and it is a must to make that in our category Model of the Year – limited to only 333pcs.
Together with the book it is a very special gift not only for X-mas.
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Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year

Post by AutoCult » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:49 pm

AutoCult Team wants to thank you for your support and your interest in our new brand.... We hope that we can continue in the same good way in 2016 and hope you will continue being interest in our crazy Car history stories..... All the best and see you soon in 2016!
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by Tom » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:58 pm

Excellent choices! Shame that my budget won't take it or I'd have ordered the DAF fire engine in a heartbeat- I lived in Doorn for years and I love the car and model.

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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by Paulius43 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:30 am

The Jawa is a lovely design!
The citro porker is a fun model :lol:
Congrats on the good work and carry on!
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by Alfaholic » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:55 am

Is this the official "Oddball" thread? All mad, but the Troll is kind of endearing.
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by AutoCult » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:07 am

oddball?? mad?? AutoCult is absolutely serious and the models we are doing more than serious.... :-)

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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by GarageOnAWall » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:13 pm

The Citroen-Porsche is a remarkably fluent design. I guess it's testament to why both of these cars are so timeslessly legendary?

Had a look around your catalog, so many interesting subjects and impressive modelling too.

Any chance you'd ever consider making this one?

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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by Arvid » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:55 am

still could not find a model to my taste but still I find the new brand very charming with their model selection
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03002 SFM Smyk B30 - available end of 01/16

Post by AutoCult » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:45 pm

For Creatives and Constructors

Germany had the small vehicles Isetta, Janus, bubble car and others, and Poland could have the Smyk.

The vehicle was constructed in the testing department of the Szczecinska Fabryka Motocykli-Junek in Szczecin and was tested on drivable prototypes from 1958. The most striking feature of the vehicle was the entrance door. The entrance door could be opened to the front, like the German vehicles, however it did not swing sideward, but it could be folded forwards at an angle of 35 degrees. This form of opening was not only a complete design failure but also small and therefore out of touch with reality. To reach the rear row of seats the passenger seat had to be laboriously folded down, this also proved as very unpractical.
A borrowed engine of a Junek motorcycle was used for power with a maximum performance of just 15 hp. The motor was mounted in the rear of the small vehicle with a length of just under 3 meters. The maximum speed was closely 80 km/h and was only possible because the Smyk only weighed 470 kg. The complete car body was produced of plastic and thus made the low weight possible.

But all of this did not help, and the unusual entrance by the very strange design of the front door was primarily responsible for the Smyk not entering series production. In the end, only 20 prototypes were built.
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1/43 #05003 Kohlruss Käfer - available end of 01/16

Post by AutoCult » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:46 pm

Crossbreeding the Beetle

Vienna in the short post-war period: The body work company of Hans Kohlruss came to the conclusion to create a specially constructed passenger car from the variety of the remaining VW type 82, a Kübelwagen with a widely available Steyr 50 or Steyr 55 - known in popular parlance as the Steyr Baby. This combination was therefore possible, as both vehicles had nearly the same wheel base, and the chassis and engine of VW usually could be used.
However the car body was damaged, but the car bodies of the Steyr-vehicle could mostly be used, as most vehicles had a technical breakdown in engine or transmission. But this mixture caused a problem as the VW-engine was in the rear and the Steyr Baby had its motor under the front bonnet. As a solution, Hans Kohlruss was giving the VW-engine an additional blower under the new Steyr skin. The car body constructor from Vienna was creating a vehicle in the late 1940s and early 1950s, which was satisfying the needs of those people who were prepared to pay more money. Extensive accessories like radio or inside illuminated rearview mirrors as well as diverse optical differences in his models are showing individuality and a great and creative craftsmanship of the Viennese.
The bodywork and automotive constructor, Hans Kohlruss, was royally paid for his craftsmanship. It is well-known that in 1952 a vehicle was sold for 55.000 Schilling that was a purchase price of 8.000 German Mark. Just for comparison: From 1st of January, 1954, an original VW Beetle was offered in the export version by the dealer in Wolfsburg for modest 5.150 German Mark.
Nowadays the Kohlruss mixture of the VW type 82 and Steyr 50 or Steyr 55 belongs to the very rare examples of the automobile history.
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1/43 #06005 Porsche 911 HLS - available end of 01/16

Post by AutoCult » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:47 pm

The forgotten Porsche

After production of the new type 911 was started in September 1964 at Porsche and the series of the bestseller 356 was replaced, the idea of a further Porsche version should also be realized.
The special feature was that the sporty car should be equipped with an innovative function of a convertible roof. However, it took until 1966 as the test car was presented to the Design Center for Vehicle Technology at the University of Aachen, where the car body should be equipped with the innovative convertible roof and turned this project into reality. After that, the body shell was passed on to a painter, who painted it in a green color and affixed a lettering “Porsche HLS”.
The Porsche prototype was now ready, but Porsche management no longer interested in car. So the car stayed in the painting shop until a few years ago when it was awoken from its “long sleep”.
As the chassis and the engine came from the type 911, the form of the car entry was interpreted as unique. Contrary to conventional cars, the HLS-Porsche had no single door as the entry was only possible by a big dome in the roof, which would be folded to the front, with front and side windows. The angle of aperture was big enough, so that an effortless entering and leaving was possible. For stability reasons, the side sills were a little bit higher as by normal cars, and the complete cockpit was mounted on the front metal part over the console.
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1/43 #07003 Tempo Matador race transporter - available mid of 02/16

Post by AutoCult » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:48 pm

„…from Race to Race on Tempo Matador“

In 1950, the Hamburg plant Vidal & Sohn - Tempo put a commercial vehicle on the market which was called Matador 50 and was bought in all areas of the commercial sector.
In fact it was one of the few new trucks which could transport a payload of 1.000 kg. but this was not only the reason for the Matador’s success. The plant was offering many different superstructures of the Matador 50; they ranged from different platform versions, several box constructions, furniture trucks and also cattle trucks and so called superstructures of mounting trolleys. Among other things, the racing truck was also built with a double rear axle instead of a single rear axle. The race transporter was equipped with a foldable ramp and the loaded passenger vehicle could be pulled very comfortable on the race transporter – this principle is also today proved.
The Matador truck had a motor from a VW-engine sized at 24.5 hp, which was usually installed in the VW Beetle. The race transporter should achieve a maximum speed of 75 km/h with this performance.
One original Tempo Matador race transporter can be seen in the the collection of the Museum PROTOTYP in Hamburg.
In 1952, the assembly of the Matador 50 must come to a compulsory end, as VW, in Wolfsburg, stopped the supply of the VW-engine. The Matador 50 is became the bestseller of that era of the German time of economic miracle with a total number of exactly 13.521 produced types.
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1/43 #11001 Steyr 90 Plus (1290) „Semperit“ - available end of 02/16

Post by AutoCult » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:49 pm

Taking a clear Stand

In 1968, the Steyr-Daimler-Puch factory was placing a very successful truck series on the market, the Steyr 90 Plus, whose distinctive appearance was the angular driver´s cab.
Primarily, the individuality of the driver´s cab was characterized by a form, which was unknown before, resulting in an optical “kink” in the lower part of the front. The asymmetrical radiator grill, with its three-row rib arrangement on the right side, further increased the charismatic appearance. Not only visually but also technically, the Austrian found connection to the competitors, which concerned the engines as well as the chassis technology and also the efficiency of the trucks. In 1968, they started with the 90-Plus series, among other things with the type 1290, on which they had great hopes to fill the gap in this truck segment. The truck was sufficiently equipped with a 6-cylinder turbocharged engine that produced 230 hp. Different wheel bases, from a truck trailer as well as a conventional platform truck, made it possible that a suitable truck could be found for every potential buyer in the assortment of the type 1290.
The tire manufacturer Semperit, the largest Austrian tire manufacturer and second largest national business enterprise, also profited of the Steyr-programme at the beginning of the 1970´s. The rubber processing company was founded in 1910 and was becoming to the most important Austrian tire manufacturer. By the early 1970s, Semperit employed around 15.000 workers.
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:50 pm

As usual, great choice of subjects!

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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by danny » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:01 pm

The Porsche is tempting. But I kept away from concepts so far, I intend to do so in the future.

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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by Paulius43 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:05 pm

Fantastic subjects!!!
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Re: AutoCult 2015

Post by BertOne » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:29 pm

Interesting as usual. The Porsche will be coming this way!

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