Car History

Car History

Motorvision opens the doors to the “Hall of Fame” of automotive history. It follows the tracks of the legendary Porsche 911, experience thrilling motorsports events, recall exciting rallies with Walter Roehrl or climb up to Pike’s Peak in an Audi Quattro. People who designed cars and wrote history.

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  • 50 Years of Porsche 911

    For 50 years the Porsche 911 has been the epitome of sports cars. No other model of Porsche has represented racing success and brand reliability on the road as well as the 911. Car History explains the secret of this fascinating vehicle, which forms the basis for all further generations of the model, and showcases the evolution from the original 1963 911 to the GT2 RS and the latest 911 (991).

  • The Audi Story

    Selling more than a million cars per year, Audi is now one of the most successful car manufacturers in the world. The brand with the four rings does stand for innovation, superior technology and outstanding design. In the '80s Audi revolutionized the automotive world with the Audi Quattro, which not only changes the world of rally sports but also brings the all-wheel drive to everyday cars.

  • Mercedes - Motorsport Geschichte

    Mercedes-Benz ist die erfolgreichste Automobilmarke im Motorsport. Vom ersten Autorennen der Welt 1894 bis zur heutigen Formel 1, seit über 120 Jahren gewinnt Mercedes Rennen auf der ganzen Welt. Ob Panamericana oder Le Mans, ob DTM oder Indianapolis, ob Silberpfeile oder Formel 1, kein anderer Hersteller hat so viele Rennen gewonnen wie Mercedes. Die Mercedes-Rennpiloten sind immer die größten und berühmtesten Fahrer ihrer Zeit wie Rudolf Carracciola, Juan Manuel Fangio oder Lewis Hamilton.

  • Mercedes Motorsports: Rallye Years

    Whether it is the Monte Carlo Rally, the European Rally Championship or the Street Grand Prix of Argentina: There was a time when Mercedes dominated the international rally scene with cars like the sluggish 180D or the heavy touring saloons 220 or 300SE. After retiring from Formula 1 and Le Mans, Mercedes used rally sport as a testing ground as the use of close-to-production cars was mandatory. Car History commemorates the entire Mercedes rally history.

  • Mercedes Motorsport: The Return of the Silver Arrows

    Whether it is gullwing, streamliner or monoposto: After WWII silver becomes the color of champions again. In the slipstream of their own myth, the second generation Silver Arrows race from victory to victory and reward Mercedes with golden years in racing. Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss and Hans Herrmann are the heroes of that time. Car History documents the return of the Silver Arrows.

  • Mercedes Motorsports: The Silver Arrows

    The Silver Arrows stand for an unparalleled era of motorsports. They dominated the racing scene in the 1930s like no other. Rudolf Carraciola, Hermann Lang, Juan Manuel Fangio and StirlingMoss are the heroes of that time and became legendary thanks to the Silver Arrows. Car History details the unique history of the Silver Arrows using both original footage and interviews with motorsport experts.

  • Mercedes-Racing: Beginn einer Ära

    Power, Passion, Pole Position - Seit 120 Jahren schreibt Mercedes Motorsportgeschichte. Die Liste der Erfolge der Marke mit dem Stern ist lang. Bereits 1894, beim ersten Autorennen, gehen ein Daimler und ein Benz an den Start. Herausragend sind die Siege beim Großen Preis von Frankreich 1908 und 1914. Car History zeigt, wie Mercedes von der ersten automobilen Wettfahrt an, den Rennsport dominiert.

  • Opel Motorsport

    Ob Raketenauto, Ascona oder Calibra, seit über 100 Jahren ist Rennsport der Motor von Opel: Bereits zwei Jahre nach Beginn der Opel-Automobilproduktion gewinnt 1901 das erste Auto mit dem Blitz ein Rennen. Tausende weitere Siege folgen, Opel schreibt Motorsportgeschichte: Allein der frühe Held Carl Jörns gewinnt mit Opel bis 1920 fast 300 Rennen. Unvergessen sind die Rekordversuche mit dem ersten Raketenfahrzeug RAK, mit dem Fritz von Opel neue Geschwindigkeitsrekorde aufstellen will.

  • Volkswagen, Part 2

    In the 1970s Volkswagen is in a crisis after the company was hit by the oil price shock and the popularity of the Beetle has declined. Only with the introduction of the Passat and Golf, Volkswagen finds its way back on track. The Golf is a bestseller. With more than 30 million units sold, it makes the Volkswagen Group a global player. Now, twelve brands are part of the Volkswagen Group.

  • Volkswagen, Part 1

    The Volkswagen Group is the second biggest car company in the world. It all starts in 1936 with one car: the Volkswagen Beetle. It is supposed to make people's dream of owning a car come true, but turns to be even more: a object of the propaganda in the Third Reich, a developtment worker after WW II, a million seller, a film star and a sports car. The Beetle makes Volkswagen world-famous.

  • Jaguar Racing

    Wether it is the XK 120, the C-Type or the D-Type. Jaguar sports- and racing cars are taylor made from the very beginning for speed. If it is Le Mans, daytona or the Rallye Monte Carlo, Jaguar not only did dominate the international racing scene but also did influence it decisively. Unforgotten are the seven victories in Le Mans, which made especially the C-Type and the D-Type world wide known.

  • Jaguar

    Jaguar is not only the coolest car brand from Britain, but the coolest car brand in the world. While the manufacturer was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, the first Jaguar premiered in 1935. Shortly afterwards the Jaguar SS 100 was introduced, which fascinated with its power, dynamics and elegance and thus paved the ways for models like the XK 120, the E-Type or the XJ. Car History showcases all the models from the SS 100 to the latest F-Type and looks back at Jaguar's success in motorsports.

  • Ford - Two Countries, One History

    Remember the first Beetle? When did Ferdinand Porsche design this 'people's car'? We follow the evolution of the automobile over the last century.

  • Ford - The Beginning of the Modern Era

    At a time when horses and carriages characterized traffic, visionaries like Henry Ford were working on the mobility of tomorrow. His ideas and approaches have a major share of the individual mobilization in the world. The mass production of the Ford models is clearly one of the milestones in automotive history and Fords work has changed the world of cars forever. CAR HISTORY tells the whole story.

  • Auto Union

    The Auto Union is the incredible story of the 'Fantastic Four': Horch, Audi, DKW and Wanderer. With the sign of the four rings, they are the second-largest automotive group in Germany behind Opel in the 1930s. The four brands of Auto Union are automobile pacemakers, build technical milestones and the fastest car in the world. Today, the name is long gone, but the brand lives on.

  • The Story of Automotive Advertising, Part 2

    To ad, to dream, to sell: the history of car advertisement is as old as the car itself. No other consumer market is that competitive.

  • Audi Quattro

    The Audi quattro changed the car world forever. For the first time, a four-wheel-drive is not only deployed in a production car, but also in a rally car. Car History shows the evolution of the Audi quattro from its beginnings as a sports coupe to the S1 and S2, the most spectacular rally cars ever built. Rally world champion Walter Röhrl also shares his experiences with the quattro.

  • The Story of Automotive Advertising, Part 1

    To ad, to dream, to sell: the history of car advertisement is as old as the car itself. No other consumer market is that competitive. The beginning.

  • BMW Racing

    BMW is one of the most successful automotive companies in the world. From the beginning, racing is one of the pillars for this success. Whether it's on over long or short distance tracks, whether it's in formula or touring car races: the Bavarian Motor Works set new standards. And thanks to the transfer of technology into series production cars, customers benefit from racing victories as well.

  • Porsche Racing

    The Porsche 356, the 550 Spyder and the 917: None is faster, none is more reliable and none is more successful. They make Porsche number 1 in motorsports. In the 50s, 60s and 70s, there is hardly a race and barely a rally, that Porsche does not win. From the beginning, Porsche takes the knowledge gained from racing and uses it for series production.

  • Porsche 550 Spyder

    The Porsche 550 Spyder is small, flat and fast. Even though it was built only 140 times, the 550 Spyder still made history. It laid the foundation for Porsche’s success in motorsports and it was the car, in which Hollywood star James Dean was killed. This accident not only turned Dean into a legend, but they Porsche 550 as well. Car History reveals the whole story of the dream car from the 1950s.

  • Citroen

    Always ahead of the time, always different from the others: For Citroen, the joy of the extravagance has always been the engine for automotive revolution. But for some time, Citroen mutated from exceptional to mass produced cars. Car History recalls the evolution of Citroen and reveals the secret behind three of its cult cars: the Gooddess, the Gangers’ limousine and the Duck.

  • Renault

    Vive la difference: Their design is always unusual, their comfort is always extraordinary, and their ideas are often avant-garde: Of course we’re talking about the cars from Renault. With the help of the Dauphine, Renault is contributing to the economic miracle. The Renault R4, R16 and R5 made history as well. Car History details Renault’s story and shows all the models up to the Twizy.

  • Volvo

    Volvo Classic Cars are always solid, always safe, but not always beautiful. Since 1927 the Swedish car company produces cars, which are a little bit different. But no matter if their individual models are curvy or boxy; a Volvo is always an individual car. Get ready for a ride through the history of Volvo on this episode of Car History.

  • Lamborghini

    Always mean, always radical and somehow apparently not from this world: that's Lamborghini. None of the models are ever produced in volume series, many models are unique. Frank Sinatra once said: 'You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody'. Car History presents the whole story of Lamborghini, from its beginnings up to the astonishing Aventador.

  • Jaguar E-Type

    The Jaguar E-Type is exciting, breathtaking and the standard measure of all sport scars. The E-type is the sports car of the century whose shape still quickens the pulse. Car History reveals how the race-car D-Type lead to the development of what many consider the most beautiful sports car of the world. We also highlight the success that the Jaguar E-Type enjoyed in motor sports.

  • VW Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle is not just a car. For many people it’s THE car. Built over 22 million times, it has conquered every continent of the world. Being 60 years old, it tells us more about our century than many history books. Car History features the evolution of the Beetle from the “The People’s Car” in Nazi Germany to the Rally Beetle and the latest New Beetle.

  • Mini

    The Mini is one of the biggest icons of the swinging sixties. It’s cool, hip and young. It was the perfect car of its time for the often crowded streets of London. Even The Beatles, Peter Sellers, Bond girl Britt Ekland and the Royals drove an Austin Mini. Car History looks back on the evolution of the Mini from the original model to the John Cooper Works, Countryman and the Rally Mini.

  • Ford Mustang

    The Ford Mustang represents the lifestyle of the 60s like no other car. Just hours after its first appearance in the showrooms the first of the so called 'pony cars' was sold out. Even in the present the Mustang stands for coolness, adventure, and freedom. Car History tells the story of the Ford Mustang using historic pictures, starting from the first prototype to the latest Mustang Shelby.

  • Chevrolet

    Corvette, Camaro, Impala – Is there anyone who doesn’t know these dream cars from Chevrolet? Founded Louis Chevrolet, this American brand climbed straight to the top at the turn of the 20th century. Historic photos, spectacular scenes from racing events and interviews with Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi and Olympic gold winner Sven Hannawald tell the exciting history of Chevrolet.

  • Mercedes - Beginn der Erfolgsgeschichte

    Der Stern ist das berühmteste automobile Symbol und gehört zu den fünf bekanntesten Markenzeichen der Welt. Der Name Mercedes entsteht durch Vaterstolz. Und aus Vaterstolz entsteht eine Weltmarke. Im ersten Teil der Mercedes Unternehmensgeschichte zeigt Motorvision TV die Geschichte von Carl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler und von Mercedes, vom ersten Patent-Motorwagen bis hin zu den legendären Traumautos der 30ger Jahre, den Mercedes 500K und den Mercedes 770.