26 July 2017 will be the 50th anniversary of Josef Ganz’s death. He passed away in his hometown of St Kilda. Later this year, Port Phillip council will honour him…
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Specialty model car manufacturer AutoCult from Germany has just released a 1:43 scale model of the 1946 Rapid “Swiss Volkswagen”, which will be made in a limited edition of 333 pieces. This car…
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Crowdfunding project aims to rebuild the original «Volkswagen» of Jewish engineer Josef Ganz https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restoring-josef-ganz-s-1933-vw-beetle-forerunner/x/15995917#/ The Hague, the Netherlands / Bern, Switzerland – Unique crowdfunding project aims to restore the original…
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In 1933, at the Berlin motor show, Jewish engineer Josef Ganz presented a revolutionary “Volkswagen” before Hitler. Fast forward five years: Hitler introduces the KdF Volkswagen to the German people while…
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The new exhibition “Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory” at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg attempts to rethink Wolfsburg from an artistic perspective: as a testing ground for our present and…
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In 1961, Josef Ganz moved into a small apartment in Edgewater Towers, Melbourne’s first large scale modernist apartment block, right next to the beach in the suburb of St. Kilda. On…
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We are very happy to report that the Dutch film funding agency (Het Filmfonds) has agreed to support the production of the documentary How I Invented The Volkswagen with the substantial…
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Last night, Top Gear presentor James May opened his exhibition James May’s Cars That Changed The World at the London Classic Car Show 2015. One of only 13 cars on…
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The original 1934 chassis of the Standard Superior, owned by author Paul Schilperoord of The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz, is currently on its way to London. The chassis will…
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The new edition of the Dutch book Het Geheim van Hitlers Volkswagen by Paul Schilperoord was succesfully launched yesterday at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. All 339 seats…
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