HISPANO- SUIZA / A MIX OF INFLUENCES

HISPANO- SUIZA / A MIX OF INFLUENCES

A mix of influences, a dash of beauty, a hearty pinch of clever engineering, and you have yourself a Hispano-Suiza.

One of my favorite car manufacturers (well, frankly of many) and I just can’t quite put a finger on why. Is it because the name beckons an odd curiosity as to its origins? Is it the clear beauty, luxury, and integrity evident in its design? Is because it sports one of the more entertaining of hood mascots?

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THE BUBBLE CAR THAT COULD FLY / WELL NOT QUITE

THE BUBBLE CAR THAT COULD FLY / WELL NOT QUITE

Maybe more accurate to say this charismatic bubble car had its origins to thank from flight technology? The Messerschmitt KR175 and KR200 beginnings are due in part to a clever and resourceful aeronautical engineer employed at Messerschmitt AG Corporation, Fritz Fend.

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