Thanks for your support! We would like to thank all the supporters of our recent Indiegogo crowdfunding project to restore the Standard Superior Type 1. It’s very exciting to see so many people backing our project. We were able to collect €14,247 or 32% of our goal during the timeframe given by the Indiegogo platform. This is enough to get started, but we have not quite reached our goal yet. The good news is you can still support us to make our project happen! We created a PayPal account for donations. All money collected will be used solely for the restoration project. Please click on the button above to send us your donation or contact us if you need more information. We are very thankful for any support! [Click here for more information about this exciting project]


Swiss VW Painting: Support our projects and get hand-made art in return. By donating €3800 with the below PayPal button you will receive a unique painting of Josef Ganz in the “Swiss Volkswagen” by Guatemalan/Swiss Painter Hugo Godinez Solórzano + a signed biography of Josef Ganz. Oil on canvas, 95 x 70 cm, including hand-made high quality frame from Einrahmungen Godinez. €2000 will be paid to the painter while €1800 will be used for our projects. Please note that additional shipping charges and/or taxes may be applied. Find more information about the car and a bigger picture of the painting by clicking here.


More than 80 years ago, Jewish engineer JOSEF GANZ amazed the people of Frankfurt by racing his revolutionary MAY BUG prototype over the city streets and sidewalks. This lightweight, rear-engined car was part of his dream for the German people: a Volkswagen that anyone could afford. Two years later, Ganz presented the first ‘German Volkswagen’ before Chancellor Adolf Hitler at the Berlin motor show – but as a Jew, he was quickly arrested by the Gestapo and any connection between him and what soon became “Hitler’s Volkswagen project” was erased from the pages of history… until today.

Maikäfer Filming in Frankfurt

Filming in Frankfurt: Josef Ganz driving his Maikäfer prototype in 1931