Volkswagen History: page 2
When the V38s were introduced, Hitler abruptly changed the name of the car to KdF Wagen. KdF stood for "Kraft durch Freude" which meant "Strength through Joy." This upset Porsche, as he was not a member of the Nazi party, and he didn't support Hitler's use of propaganda when advertising the car.
Curbside Classic: 1946 Volkswagen 1100 (Type 11): The Beetle Crawls Out Of The Rubble
(first posted 2/11/2011) Having the distinction of being the most built car ever (over 21 million), the Volkswagen rightfully gets a lot of CC attention. In this chapter of the […]
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 Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Land Niedersachsen.