Category Archives: German Car Makers

The History of Volkswagen

Volkswagen was started by the German Labour Front in 1937. In Germany most people drove motorcycles because they couldn’t afford a car. Several different car designers came up with ideas and concepts for small affordable family cars. Hitler realized the private sector couldn’t make a car for families on the strict costs that he thought was reasonable for a vehicle. So Hitler had the car produced or manufactured by a state owned facility using designs from Ferdinand Porsche…..and the rest is history…..Another thing Volkswagen is the second largest car maker in the world…….click the link. One more point during its start Volkswagen’s workforce comprised of 80 slave labor from Concentration Camps. Volkswagen in 1998 said up a restitution fund.

The History of Audi

Did you know that Audi in latin means listen? Wow. You learn something new everyday. August Horch started Audi. He was sued by his former business partners and was sitting around having a meeting with some friends thinking of a new company name. Then his son yelled out the name of the company should be called Audi. Wow, so amazing from such small beginnings. Read about the history of Audi here. Click the highlighted Audi link.