Category Archives: History

With a non-racing car at the Exelbergrennen

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14.Nov.16
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In the year 1899 the Exelbergrennen was carried out for the first time as one of the earliest Austrian motor sport events. In May 1903 Ferdinand Porsche wanted to send a racing car to the competition, but couldn’t finish it on time. He had to content himself with this nice excursion car, which at least […] MEHR



Driving an electric car through the Viennese Prater

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07.Nov.16
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In 1905, the Viennese Prater was already an amusement center that wasn’t so unlike today. The Prater had been opened to the general public by the Emperor Joseph II only about 140 years before, and since then, more and more small enterprises had settled. At first they were mainly shooting and snack stands. As a […] MEHR



Female racers

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12.Oct.16
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There are female racers, since the very existence of sports cars. In 1888 Bertha Benz drove the first overland route ever in a motor vehicle. In 1909 Alice Ramsey crossed the USA in her car and Clärenore Stinnes was the first person in history to orbit the world with an automobile. In later years, the […] MEHR



If cars could sign autographs …

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12.Oct.16
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In many Hollywood films cars play a major role, or are at least significantly involved in the coolness of human heroines. Lara Croft for example drives a Land Rover Defender. Whether Angelina Jolie has helped the car to fame, or vice versa, is another question. The master thieves in Oceans 12 drive around a bit […] MEHR



The first hybrid car in the world

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14.Sep.16
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You believe cars with electric motors are an achievement of the past few years, perhaps even one of the future? Without question, the technology of electric drives developed with breathtaking pace, but it’s not new – not by far. As a matter of fact the electric motor was also quite successful – at the beginning […] MEHR



Happy Birthday Ferdinand Porsche

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02.Sep.16
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Ferdinand Porsche would have been 141 years old today. On September 3, 1875 he was born in Vratislavice in Czech Republic as the third child of Spengler Anton Porsche. His love for technology started at a very early age. Today he can undoubtedly be called one of the most important automobile constructors in the world. […] MEHR



The Russian Prince and his Austro-Daimler 14/35

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25.Jul.16
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The 14/35 chassis was a perennial favorite at Austro-Daimler for many years, not least because there was an immediate need for new cars in the aftermath of the First World War to revive business. So old plans were made into new cars. This special exhibit in the Ferdinand Porsche Erlebniswelt fahr(T)raum was built based on […] MEHR



Renaissance of the summer resort in Austria

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14.Jul.16
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Also this year the Austrians are drawn to the sea. Croatia, Portugal and Spain hit the top of the holiday wish lit in 2016. However, the local lakes have plenty to offer as well. The Mattsee has excellent water quality, a really cute historic lido and provides space for activities for the whole family. It’s […] MEHR



The Austro Daimler AD 6/17 „Jagdwagen“

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06.Jul.16
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Originally, the Austro Daimler AD 6/17 was built as a test car in 1923 together with the Austrian Airplane Company (ÖFFAG). The ÖFFAG produced the characteristic body structure made entirely of wood. Ferdinand Porsche took a liking to it and used the extraordinary vehicle for many years as a private car, especially for hunting trips […] MEHR