When your car is made of plywood and fake leather, you have to sort of go overkill to prove to people it’s as strong as one of those candy-ass steel cars. I wonder if the driver popped the clutch right after this shot was taken. [1935 DKW press photo]


It's the DKW F800!

Predecessor to the modern minivan, the DKW F800 was woefully underpowered (20hp! Upgraded through the addition of another cylinder to 32!), featured a flat load-floor due to its front-drive configuration, and was built from 1949 to 1962. We'll take ours mid-engined and RWD'd, thanks. An Audi R8 drivetrain seems as if…