Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The origin of this car dating back to Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Adolf Hitler wanted private vehicles could be available to the general public, and commissioned an engineer, Ferdinand Porsche, to design the vehicles. Hitler requires that these vehicles must be capable of carrying two adults and three young children, at a speed of 100 km / h, and the price does not exceed the price of motorcycle luggage rack price plus side of the motorcycle at the time.
The actual car designers are still controversial, because although officially Ferdinand Porsche was the designer, in the 1920s, Joseph Ganz has designed a similar car. The car is smaller and less expensive, but car makers are not interested, just two motorcycle manufacturers who are interested. Adler Maikäfer produce, and produce Superior Standard, and campaigned in advertisements as 'Der Deutsche Volkswagen' (the German people's car).
When the Nazis came to power, they like Superior, but not long afterwards, Joseph Ganz put into prison. (He later fled to Switzerland). Possible reasons for imprisonment Ganz is because the Nazis knew that he was a Jew. Nazi government then approached the Porsche, who designed a prototype car that is similar to Superior, called Käfer. According to Volkswagen, not only Ganz who has designed a car with similar designs, and Käfer itself is not designed based on the design of Ganz.
Volkswagen company can survive after World War to the efforts of a British soldier, Major Ivan Hirst. After the war, Hirst was ordered to head the factory which has been corrupted and controlled by the Allies bombarded the United States. Starting with the business throw unexploded bomb which lodged in between the production machine, he then managed to convince the British armed forces to order 20,000 cars. In 1946, the factory has to produce 1,000 cars per month.
Production VW Beetle "Type 1" is growing rapidly from year to year, and in 1954 reached 1 million cars. In 1973, production has reached 16 million, and the popularity of cars has spread to various parts of the world. This car has a nickname different in every country, his name is usually a term that tries to describe the unique shape: Käfer in Germany; Sedan, then Fusca in Brazil; Coccinelle in France; Σκαθάρι (Scathari meaning beetle) or Σκαραβαίος (Scaraveos which means beetle species Scarabaeidae) in Greece; Maggiolino in Italy; sedan or Vocho in Mexico; Kever in the Netherlands; kotseng Cuba (which means 'hunchback car back') / "pagong" (the turtles) in the Philippines; Garbus (which means 'Hunchback') in Poland; Brouk in the Czech Republic; Carocha in Portugal; Escarabajo in Spain and Latin America; Hipushit in Israel; Косτенурка (Kostenurka) in Bulgaria (which means turtle); عقروقة (Ag-ru-ga) in Iraq; Boble (bubble) in Norway; Buba in Croatia; Bug in the United States, and Frog in Indonesia.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Designing a job that is so difficult and complicated for us who have not mastered the science, but for those who master the design work is a very exciting job, in a photo of him above is a picture of the builders design in poured imagination in making homes for the future.