Vic Diehl and H.Hampe

Much knowledge about the efforts of the Imperial Automobile Club of The German Volunteer Automobile Corps at the beginning of the 20th Century has largely been forgotten.  Truly well-known names belong to the background of this organisation. Did you know, for instance, that a certain Mr. Porsche won the Club-held Prince Heinrich Rally in 1910. And as an interesting point, it was in a Daimler automobile ...

Often collectors are the ones who do not content themselves with just hunting relics, some genuine antiques, others maybe less so, and putting them in various places in their living rooms. These people pose questions, asking about where and why. They want to know what exactly happened and who the people involved were. These are the queries that sometimes lead to answers – and make history absolutely alive.

With this in mind, those reading this composition should be generous with the authors, and be broadminded in their approach. That certain inaccuracies, even mistakes, occur lies in the nature of things. It is difficult to be absolutely sure of cast-iron facts after two World Wars.

People embedded in the depths of history should be revealed and their handlings brought into the open, in order that future generations can also pass on such documentation accordingly.

This has been our aim in the following pages; that others will also pick up the baton, and pass it on.


The German Imperial Automobile Corps and its daggers - By Vic Diehl and H.Hampe