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Hans Ledwinka, from Austria, has been considered as one of Europe's most distinguished automobile designers. Over the years his name became a synonym for pioneer, researcher and visionary.

He developed a lot of various Tatra cars and was one of the true fathers of the Volkswagen Beetle.

This travelling show by the Tatra Museum in Koprivnice shows the life and work of this genius.

The exhibition closes in May, 2010.

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    But Auto Union found itself wiped out by the war: in 1945 all of its plants lied in a Soviet-controlled zone, so the company had to restart almost from scratch. A new factory was set up in Düsselddorf in 1949. In the 1950s two brand names: DKW and Auto Union were used. In 1958 Daimler-...

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    Between 20, March and 14, November 2010 a new temporary exhibition, titled "Le Rallye" will be opened at the Musée Automobile De Valencay.

    In addition to various rally cars from the 1950s, the exibition also displays scale models, photos and more.

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  • Amis du Musée de l'Automobile de Valençay (Friends of the museum)
  • Museum entry in the directory
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