Alec’s Mini

The resulting car was officially presented on August 26, 1959, introducing a way of conceiving the car which was completely different from other examples of the period, and the Mini was so modern that it remained the benchmark for ten years. The article I am about to offer you here is certainly a bit of … More Alec’s Mini

Revenge with Flavia

The car’s body was originally designed by Caproni technicians, but the definitive car was designed by Nuccio Bertone’s Carrozzeria. On the Italian automotive scene there have been marques which existed for only a short period of time and of which little is known any more: CEMSA-Caproni is one of them. Caproni was an active company … More Revenge with Flavia

Little America

The car was compact: in fact it was just 3.79 metres long, completely out of sync with the whole American automotive landscape, where in the early 1950s cars were getting progressively bigger and more powerful. Nash was an automobile manufacturer active from 1916 to 1954, the year in which it merged with Hudson to form … More Little America

Kit car passion

The car was sold in kit form, common in those days to avoid the Purchase Tax from which such unassembled cars were exempt. The car manufacturing adventure of the Welsh Gilbern began in 1959 with the co-operation between Giles Smith and Bernard Friese, a German engineer with experience in glass-fibre. Their first car was the … More Kit car passion

One of a kind

The DAF brand is still active in the trucks sector today, whilst the car division has been inactive for many years and, in this article, we will talk about the first car model produced by the brand. Starting from the beginning, DAF was founded in 1928 by brothers Hubertus and Win van Doorne and for … More One of a kind