vintage: Autobianchi A112 | drive it

Small, cute and agile - those are the attributes that helped the Autobianchi A112 lay the groundwork for a new model segment.When it was introduced in the fall of 1969, car lovers got more than just an Italian version of Britain's Mini. Produced by Fiat subsidiary Autobianchi, the A112 was the first truly driveable supermini. We hit the road with an A112 with a 44 horse power, transversely mounted four-cylinder engine.

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Even with Philipp Rösler set to become the Free Democrats' new leader, the party continues to flounder. How can Rösler steer it back on course - and can he really succeed? And what will become of his predecessor Guido Westerwelle? Can he remain foreign minister? Many believe he's simply not up to the job.





Denmark: Christiania - The "Normal" Neighborhood | European Journal
Forty years on the inhabitants of the Free State of Christiania have to make a choice: either they buy their properties or they abandon the legendary hippie republic.Denmark's highest court has awarded the state the complete right of use of the land. In 1971 thousands of young Danes squatted the abandoned barracks in the Christianshavn district and turned it into a center of alternative lifestyle. But recently the community has faced accusations of organized criminality. Police drug raids in an area notorious as pusher street led to clashes between officers and the squatters.





Sunglasses by Jürgen Mayer H. | euromaxx
Jürgen Mayer H. first made his name as an architect but now he's focussing on making designer sunglasses. Mayer developed a line of sunglasses for the company ic! Berlin . What sets these glasses apart is that they are asymmetrical since Mayer doesn't necessarily consider beauty to be symmetrical. Some of the names of his sunglasses include: boytoy and okidoki.




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