A rare outbreak of moment of personal indulgence.. this is nearly my 100th blog after all
Whilst busy trawling through the vast ocean rich with articles abut the International Six Days’ Trial in the archive of the National Library of Australia’s interwar years newspapers, sat alongside a key report on the ISDT 1938 I stumbled onto an article on the development in Germany under the direction of a well known despot the production of a new car for the citizens of Germany one that would cost only the equivalent of the average workers salary for 20 weeks. In addition this car would be built in a factory run by the state in direct competition to the private sector who had failed to take up the design challenge… Unlike however the ill-fated efforts at state car building in Britain or the Meridan co-operative at the end of our bike indutry. From this humble beginning came one of the worlds greatest cars and one of the worlds largest and advanced automotive companies.
As a help to any other VW Beetle fans or researchers who stumble onto this blog I have added below some of the treasure of articles about the arrival of the KDF Wagen and its liberation at the end of the war.
Huge German Factory BRIEF DETAILS
If things turn out according to Herr Hitler’s programme to build for the German people, in the next few years, millions of low priced motor cars at the huge Government factory now being erected in Brunswick, the people of that country will be able to buy a new car through the Labour Front at the equivalent of 5/ a week, plus about 1 / a week for insurance