SPECIFICATIONS Engine: 119 cu. in. (2L) 4-cylinder, air cooled Output: 52 HP Transmission: 4-speed Manual Wheelbase: 106 in. Overall Length: 178 in. Top Speed: 81 MPH No. Produced: 6,342 Original Price: 11,700 SFR Manufacturer: Tatra and Skoda READERBOARD Paul Jaray, the creator of the teardrop structure of the Zepplin, considered that shape the “Ideal streamlined form for a body close to the ground.” His attempt at car design, the Lorelei, failed but caught the attention of Hans [...]
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SPECIFICATIONS Engine: 177 cu. in. (3L) Magnesium Alloy, 90˚ SOHC V-8 Output: 85 HP Transmission: 4-Speed Manual Wheelbase: 124 in. Overall Length: 188 in. Weight: Unknown Top Speed: 100 MPH approx. No. Produced: 3,056 total production Original Price: $5,717 Manufacturer: Tatra READERBOARD Tatra began experimenting with car aerodynamics in the early 1930s. The first of Tatra’s “aerodynes” was the Tatra T-77. This was the world’s first serially produced aerodynamic-styled automobile powered by an air-cooled rear-mounted engine. Its [...]
SPECIFICATIONS Engine: 106.7 cu. in. (1.7L) 4 cylinder, air cooled Output: 40 HP Transmission: 4-speed Manual Wheelbase: 102 in. Overall Length: 186 in. Weight: Unknown Top Speed: 78 MPH No. Produced: 508 Original Price: Unknown Manufacturer: Zavody Ringhoffer Czechoslovakia READERBOARD The Tatra line of streamlined cars debuted on March 5, 1934 with the debut of the T-77, followed by the T-77a and the T-87. Introduced in 1936, the Tatra T-97 concept has possible roots in sketches of Hungarian [...]
Click here to read the article on undiscoveredclassics.com, or read below. Ken Gross Author, Historian, Curator and Concours Judge About Ken Formerly Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Ken Gross has been Guest Curator for fourteen highly-acclaimed exhibitions of extraordinary automobiles and motorcycles in fine art museums, including: “The Allure of the Automobile,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2010) and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, (2011); “Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile,” Utah Museum of Fine Arts, in Salt [...]
Savoy was recently mentioned in Forbes. Click here to read the article, or read below. - by Chadd Scott Cartersville bills itself as “Georgia’s Museum City” thanks to the Savoy Automobile Museum, the Tellus Science Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum, each preeminent among their fields. A Western art museum–think cowboys and Native Americans of the Plains and Southwest–may seem like an odd fit for west Georgia, but it works at the Booth. With the largest exhibition space in the world for Western art–sorry [...]
Click here to read the full article! - The latest addition to the collection of Georgia Museums, Inc., here visitors will find what “connects people to the cultural diversity of the automobile.” Featuring vehicles from across the globe and throughout history in revolving exhibits and one permanent exhibit, this attraction is for those who dabble in the auto-arts and staunch car enthusiasts alike. Events include “Hoods Up!” weekends wherein the inner workings of some of the vehicles are displayed, complimentary highlights tours (with price of [...]