The brothers Rudolf and Friedrich (Fritz) Ihle from Bruchsal were both master car mechanics. Together they founded Gebrüder Ihle KG in Bruchsal in 1930. They specialised in open two-seater bodies on Dixi and BMW 3/15PS chassis, but also on the DKW 600 and DKW 700, and Ford Eifel. The customer could obtain a kit for self-assembly or have his car converted in Bruchsal. At the time, Ihle advertised with the following text: "Facts decide! After the Second World War, however, Ihle also developed vehicles for car and go-kart tracks (bumper cars), sound-track railways for amusement parks, cable car cabins, ghost train vehicles and gondolas for roundabout rides.