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Car Show in Germany

November 30, 2012

by Iggy Perez

This first car is race car by Mercedes-Benz based on the 300 SEL model from 1971 but with a few performance changes. This racer had a V8 6.8 liter engine – that’s about 415 cubic inch – with 530 horsepower. You know these race dirvers… always in hurry ūüėČ

This was the first Mercedes Benz modified by AMG, today a very well known company in Mercedes Benz modifications – specially when it comes to performance.

This one could be¬†definitely¬†called a rarity. It is car designed by Luigi Colani – a very well known¬†designer, but maybe not so much for cars you can buy but rather for one of a kind pieces. He also designed several other kinds of objects and products. By the way, the truck behind is also his work. I don’t think I like all of his¬†eccentric¬†stuff, but some is quite cool. You can check out more about him here.

This Porsche is also kind of cool. You may know it as the car driven by James Dean. As many of you probably already know, early Porsche¬†sport cars¬†share some technical concepts with the well known VW Beetle. As you may also know, Ferdinand Porsche himself was the engineer behind the VW Beetle. Anyhow, I ¬†like these old Porsches, specially for their simple mechanics – you all know how complicated stuff is nowadays… I sometimes don’t know if a car is just a car or rather a computer on wheels…

Las but not least, my favorite European car. The BMW 3.0 CSI was built between 1971 and 1975. This one would be parked next to a Ford Mustang 65 in the garage of my dreams. It has a 3.0 liter ¬†or 183 ci, 6 cylinder fuel injected¬†engine and 200 horsepower. Maybe not the strongest sports car out there, but I just liked it. I actually love coupes without the B pillar…

Daf November 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Mr. Colani has quite an imagination! Some of those cars are pretty wild!

gilles gagnon November 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Hi Iggy &Seb
Being a new adept at model building and specialy buildings I would like to know
what materials to use.I’m recently retired and in need of occupations for the winter
summer is not a problem with golf gardening and car shinning etc etc.I would like to initiate my grand childs in model building cause I think it’s a great way to exercise their patience and aptitude
Thank you guys
Grand Pa Gilles

Seb December 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Hi Gilles, the basic materials are styrene (plastic), wood and cardboard. Search for a scale model store in your area to learn more about materials. You can also look for architecture scale modeling stores, they normally have more materials and tools than hobby stores.

Alex Mackay March 28, 2014 at 1:43 am

Hello. Just a slight correction to one of the above captions. The red car was not designed by Luigi Colani, the silver truck in the background is one of his designs. The red car is a Nova, it was a kit car based on the running gear of the VW Beetle. The Nova was designed in England in 1970 by Richard Oakes and Phil Sayers. The Nova has had several names over the years and is also known as the Sterling.
Regards. AM

Seb Perez March 31, 2014 at 10:32 am

Hi alex, thanks for the correction!

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