Goggomobil T300 Is A Rare And Tiny Find

Goggomobils were among the most popular of the variety of odd little vehicles built during the German microcar craze of the 50s and early 60s. While we would like to attribute this popularity to the fact they were sold with one of the coolest names ever given to an automobile, something tells us it took more than that… » 4/14/12 12:30pm 4/14/12 12:30pm

Project Car Hell: Goggomobil Or Grand Nationalmino?

In our Star-Spangled Project Car Hell Edition last Friday, the Rambler American (OK, fine, it's actually a Rambler Six) outpolled the Austin America by a 60:40 ratio. Was it a case of rust triumphing over Joe Lucas, or the patriotic appeal of wholesome, corn-fed Kenosha over the sinister English town of Longbridge.… » 7/08/08 5:30pm 7/08/08 5:30pm

Know Thy Germans: Glas 2600 V8; AKA The Glaserati!

First of all, the actual name of the company isn't Glas; it is, "Andreas Glas, Reperaturwerkst tte f r landwirtschaftliche Maschinen mit Dampfbetrieb." In English that means, "Andreas Glas, repair garage for agricultural machines supported with steam engine." Which is so old-school it kinda hurts. Second, in 1966 BMW… » 12/20/06 5:00am 12/20/06 5:00am

Goggomobilimpressionen: Goggomobilamino!!!

The Glas Goggomobil is yet another post-war German microcar from a sewing machine manufacturer with a puny engine in the butt. Besides its righteous name, the Goggonmobil had the distinction of being built in the town of Dingofling. Besides its funny name, Dingofling is the current location of BMW's biggest factory… » 12/18/06 7:45pm 12/18/06 7:45pm

Go Go Goggomobil!: Bike Engines in Old European Cars Redux

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Swapping superbike engines into weird, little European cars makes us giddier than the Ladies Auxiliary on casserole night. This time, the car is a Goggomobil and the engine is from a Yamaha FZR1000. The Gogglomobil, about as well known on these shores as the collected works… » 3/15/06 9:20am 3/15/06 9:20am