Melkus Sports Car Update: Coming in 2008?

The blokes at Motor Authority bring us an update on the new generation of Melkus sports cars in the works, a story first reported earlier this year. Back in the days of Checkpoint Charlie, when Eastern Bloc "people's cars" were made of papier m ch and powered by tractor engines, East German car builder Heinz Melkus… » 10/09/06 11:39am 10/09/06 11:39am

East Germany Bound and Down: Wartburg-Powered Melkus Sports Cars Set for Revival

The practice of specialty carbuilders reviving sports-car names of old has taken a turn for the East. The family of Heinz Melkus — who back in Iron Curtain days built sports cars powered by the gnarly three-cylinder, two-stroke engines of the people's Wartburg line — has a plan to build a new version of the RS1000, a… » 3/17/06 6:54am 3/17/06 6:54am