Slideshow Part5 Kaufdorf car graveyard Spring 2010
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and decided to clear it by court
order. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf locals and
more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to preserve the site
was started when an open day was held. The organisers expected about 50
people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz Messerli, whose father
founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected such interest. Our aim
is to preserve it for posterity as a national work of art."
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.
Classic Revealed: Is the 1969 Citroen DS 21 the most beautiful car of all time?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 1969 Citroen DS 21 is perhaps the ultimate
French luxury car. It represents the best (and some would say worst) of
French Automotive technology, design and research and development. Think of
it as France's automotive equivalent of sending a man to the moon.
Here a short list just some of the unique features that 1969 Citroen DS 21
Adjustable and self-leveling suspension that allows the car to drive on
only three wheels an can raise and lower the car from 3 to 14 inches
- Headlights that steer up to 80 degrees
- Aerodynamic futuristic body design
- Hydraulic suspension, clutch and even transmission
This just a short list of features that make the Citroen DS such iconic
car. In fact many would say the Citroen DS features the world's most
influential auto design. It was named the most beautiful car of all time by
the prestigious Classic and Sports car Magazine.
Check out the this video as we show you what makes the 1969 Citroen DS 21
such an iconic car.
La 2 CV TPV MICHELIN
La 2 cv TPV lors des portes ouvertes au personnel MICHELIN à
Clermont-Ferrand le 26/04/2008 une occasion RARE de voir ce prototype
mythique de près plus de 70 ans après sa géniale conception...Vous avez
trouvé ça intéressant? alors votez!
James May Talks about Citroen DS
James May of " Top Gear" Talks about the Citroen DS in Episode 8 of Season
Another Video giving us more detailed conventional look at the car from
Citroën DS, the miracle of travelling (HD)
One of the most magnificient cars of the last century was taken for a
review by the Totalcar magazine. If you ever want to know, what it is like
to be in close contact with a goddess. Here it is. Review maded by OMG
Visuals and Steve Valyi.
2013 Tesla Model S vs 1956 Citroën DS-19! Head 2 Head Episode 29
It's a once in lifetime match up as Jonny Lieberman pits the classic 1956
Citroën DS-19 against the ultra modern 2013 Tesla Model S. Innovation is
the name of the game as conventional combustion collides with bleeding edge
tech. Will the upstart American electric disrupt the tried & true French
four-cylinder? Which of these two contenders will go down in automotive
history as the true revolutionary? Join Jonny on location in Seattle as he
puts both cars through their paces & schools us the true meaning of
Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the Motor Trend channel.
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120mph Mega Crash! - Fifth Gear
The world's fastest ever crash test -- just how big are the forces involved
and how much of a family car is left after it crashes at a speed not
uncommon on British motorways?
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