The Goggomobil was a micro-car built between 1955 and 1969 by Hans Glas GmbH In Dingolfing, Bavaria. Dingolfing is about 100 km North East of Munich. The Goggomobil was first built with a 250 cc motor which was upgraded in later models to 300 and 400 cc. The engines were 2-cylinder two stroke air cooled motors.
In 1957 great strides were made to improve the Goggomobil. The windows were designed to wind up and down and apart from the 400cc engine the T400 also got a second windscreen wiper!Jaffles Stalletjie Worsbroodjies & Footlongs
These little micro-cars were quite advanced with electric pre-selection gears and a manual clutch. All round independent suspension was standard. There were two models – a sedan and a coupé. A transporter variation was also built, but in small numbers.
A company in Australia made 700 Goggomobil Dart sports cars and about 6000 other variants of the Goggomobil.
The most remarkable aspect of these micro-cars was their sales performance. In the fourteen years that they were in production, over two hundred and eighty thousand sedans and coupes were sold. Transporter sales amounted to 3500.
As with all the stories on this website, only a fraction of the history is recorded. If you wish to further study the history of the Goggomobil, then Wikipedia’s article would be a good starting place but take note that Wikipedia may take a fraction longer to open than smaller sites, so please be patient.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
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Goggomobil T250 – FEATURE IMAGE – Lothar Spurzem [CC BY-SA 2.0 de]
Goggomobil 250 Limousine – Pujanak [Public domain]
Goggomobil Coupé – Lothar Spurzem [CC BY-SA 2.0 de]
Goggomobil Dart – Peripitus [CC BY-SA 3.0]