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1947 Julien MM5, A Josef Ganz Design, Sells For $54K @ Weiner Microcar Museum Auction

We’ve mentioned the story of Josef Ganz before. Ganz was instrumental in popularizing the idea of a “volkswagen”, an inexpensive peoples’ car, in Germany in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Mercedes and BMW both hired him as a consultant … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz – Now Shipping

Note: This is a revised version of an earlier post. Paul Schilperoord is a Dutch engineer and serious car enthusiast. For the past few years he’s made it his life’s mission to restore Josef Ganz to his rightful role in … Continue reading

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Josef Ganz’s Maikäfer “Volkswagen” “Beetle” Prototype

This video is not in stereo 3D I’m in the process of reviewing the English edition of Paul Schilperoord’s book on Josef Ganz, an important automotive engineer and journalist in Germany in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Ganz was … Continue reading

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Josef Ganz Biography English Edition Now in PreOrder @ Amazon
UPDATE: Now On Sale

Paul Schilperoord is a Dutch engineer and serious car enthusiast. For the past few years he’s made it his life’s mission to restore Josef Ganz to his rightful role in automotive history. Ganz, was a Jewish engineer and journalist who … Continue reading

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