Vehicle manufacturer


Aston Martin is a British sports car manufacturer based in Gaydon (United Kingdom). The company was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford as Bamford & Martin Ltd. In 1915, the first car was built under the brand name Aston-Martin. The brand made the claim to build racing cars for the road and therefore participated intensively in the car racing.


In 1928, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG acquired the Eisenach vehicle factory founded in 1896. With the division of Germany after World War II, the strange situation arose that BMWs were now produced in both western and eastern Germany. In 1951, BMW in Munich passed a court order that no vehicles should be manufactured in Eisenach for export to western countries under the BMW logo. From 1 July 1952, the cars from Eisenach were therefore called EMW, and instead of the blue and white, they bore a red and white emblem.


Cisitalia was an Italian automaker. It was founded in 1946 and dissolved in 1964. The company was one of the first companies that produced sports cars in the immediate postwar period, from which later road vehicles were derived. The cars still have an excellent reputation, which derives on the one hand from the sporting successes, on the other hand from the fact that with Ferdinand Porsche, Carlo Abarth and some other engineers temporary top-class staff was involved in the project.

Cord / Duesenberg / Auburn

The brothers Friedrich and August Düsenberg were born in Lemgo. They founded the Düsenberg Motor Company (DMC) in 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to successes in Indianapolis a Duesenberg set a world record at 251 km / h in 1920; In 1921, a Duesenberg won the Grand Prix of France in Le Mans. From 1921, the Duesenberg Model A was built as a production vehicle. In 1926, Errett Lobban Cord acquired the company; he had already bought the Auburn Automobile Company two years earlier.


Walter P. Chrysler etsablished the brand DeSoto on May 6, 1928. The first DeSoto automobile was introduced to the public on August 6, 1928. The car manufacturer was named after the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto who discovered the Mississippi River in 1541. After about 2 million produced cars, 1961 would be the last model year for manufacturing the DeSoto nameplate.