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1956

Renault-1956

Pierre Dreyfus, chairman of the Régie Nationale des Usines Renault, launches the project “Voiture blue jean”.
1959

Renault-1959

The prototypes of the prospective Renault 4 flood the roads all over the world, from Sardiania and Guinea to the United States and Sweden.
1961

Renault-1961

In July, the Renault 4 replaces the ‘4CV’ on the assembly lines of the factories of Billancourt. The press gets acquainted with the car in August and soon afterwards the general public places the first orders. The car is sold…
1963

Renault-1963

Sinpar, another car manufacturer from France, proposes a four wheel drive version to Renault. Meanwhile, a special version called the ‘Parisienne’ is called into the world.
1966

Renault-1966

In february of this year, the company reaches the milestone of one million sold cars.
1967

Renault-1967

The ‘little’ Renault is sold particularly well and is being modernized for the first time with for example a bigger grille in chrome.
1968

Renault-1968

Commercialization of the Renault 4: “Plein Air”, a completely playful model that quickly becomes a collection piece.
1974

Renault-1974

The first oil crisis takes place. Nevertheless, the Renault 4 continues to sell smoothly thanks to its small fuel-efficient engine and is even modernized by fitting the black plastic grille.
1977

Renault-1977

The limit of 5 million copies, all versions together, is reached. Renault becomes the largest car manufacturer in Europe.
1978

Renault-1978

The great innovation of the year: the GTL version. The showpiece of the Renault 4, which is equipped with an even more powerful and economical engine, is immediately recognizable by its lateral protection.
1980

Renault-1980

The Marreau brothers make it to the 3rd place in the Paris-Dakar rally on board of their Renault 4.
1981

Renault-1981

First appearance of JP4, manufactured by Car Système and the commercialization of 5000 copies of the Renault 4 ‘Jogging’
1983

Renault-1983

By taking over the dashboard of the Renault 5, the Renault 4 succeeds in measuring a younger image. This is the latest modernization the car gets.
1985

Renault-1985

The year in which the Renault 4 celebrates its 25th anniversary, the limit of 7 million vehicles is exceeded. A special version is assembled in an edition of 2200 copies, which is given the name ‘Sixties’.
1986

Renault-1986

Although in Belgium the names TL and GTL are retained, the French Renault 4’s are renamed Savane or Clan.
1988

Renault-1988

The Renault 4 says farewell to the German market with a limited series of ‘Salu’, after 27 years of success and more than 900,000 imported vehicles.
1992

Renault-1992

The last 1,000 Renault 4’s, which are sold for the equivalent of 7,500 Euro, leave the factory in December and carry the significant name ‘Bye-Bye’. The production counter is permanently discontinued on 8,134,424 copies.
2016

Renault-2016

The reproduction is started by Carbecue. Only the front is used to realize an outdoor kitchen.
1934

Eend-1934

Family-owned Michelin took over the bankrupt Citroën company.
1935

Eend-1935

France at that time had a large rural population which could not yet afford cars. Citroën used the survey results to prepare a design brief for a low-priced, rugged “umbrella on four wheels” that would enable four people to transport…
1936

Eend-1936

Pierre Jules Boulanger took charge of Citroën and wanted to develop the ideas to a further point. One design test was that the customer should be able to drive eggs across a freshly 1934 ploughed field without breaking them.
1937

Eend-1937

The first prototypes were bare chassis with rudimentary controls, seating and roof. Test drivers wore leather flying suits for the extra protection. 20 TPV experimental prototypes had been built and tested. The prototypes had only one headlight, all that was…
1938

Eend-1938

The TPV was deemed ready, after 47 technically different and incrementally improved experimental prototypes had been built and tested
1939

Eend-1939

A pilot run of 250 cars was produced and later on the car received approval for the French market. Brochures were printed and preparations made to present the car, renamed the Citroën 2CV, at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show.
1940

Eend-1940

France had declared war on Germany following that country’s invasion of Poland. An atmosphere of impending disaster led to the cancellation of the Motor Show less than a month before it was scheduled to open. The launch of the 2CV…
1941

Eend-1941

During the German occupation of France in World War II Boulanger personally refused to collaborate with German authorities to the point where the Gestapo listed him as an “enemy of the Reich”, under constant threat of arrest and deportation to Germany.
1943

Eend-1943

The Nazis had attempted to loot Citroën’s press tools. this was frustrated after Boulanger got the French Resistance to re-label the rail cars containing them in the Paris marshalling yard. They ended up all over Europe, and Citroën was by…
1944

Eend-1944

The development and production of what was to become the 2CV was also delayed by the incoming  Socialist French government.
1949

Eend-1949

Postwar French roads were very different from pre-war ones. Horse-drawn vehicles had re-appeared in large numbers. The few internal combustion-engined vehicles present often ran on town gas stored in gasbags.
1950

Eend-1950

Only one hundred thousand of the two million pre-war cars were still on the road. The time was known as “Les années grises” or “the grey years” in France.
1951

Eend-1951

Citroën introduced the 2CV Fourgonnette van. The “Weekend” version had changes enabling a tradesman to use it as a family vehicle on the weekend as well as for business in the week.
1952

Eend-1952

Production had reached more than 21,000 with export markets earning foreign currency taking precedence. Boulanger’s policy, which continued after his death, was: “Priority is given to those who have to travel by car because of their work, and for whom…
1955

Eend-1955

Cars were sold preferentially to country vets, doctors, midwives, priests and small farmers. The speedometer got a light for night driving, side repeaters were added and there was bigger engine available with a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).
1958

Eend-1958

Belgian Citroën plant produced a higher quality version of the car (AZL3). It had a third side window and improved details.
1961

Eend-1961

The 2 CV 4 × 4 2CV Sahara appeared and the car had ample off-road capability, but at twice the price of the standard 2CV. 694 were produced until 1968 and one more in 1971. Many were used by the…
1963

Eend-1963

Director of publicity Claude Puech came up with humorous and inventive marketing campaigns. Products of this campaign are still worldwide known.
1972

Eend-1972

Citroën launches the AK 400 Fourgonette.
1974

Eend-1974

The highest annual production was in 1974. Sales of the 2CV were reinvigorated by the 1974 oil crisis. The 2CV after this time became as much a youth lifestyle statement as a basic functional form of transport.
1975

Eend-1975

A base model called the 2CV Spécial was introduced with the 435 cc engine. Also many changes were made on this model with the aim of reducing the price even more.
1981

Eend-1981

A yellow 2CV6 was driven by James Bond (Roger Moore) in the 1981 film For Your Eyes Only. Citroën launched a special edition 2CV “007” to coincide with the film. It was fitted with the standard engine and painted yellow…
1988

Eend-1988

Production ended in France after 40 years but continued at the Mangualde plant in Portugal. This lasted until 1990, when production of the 2CV ended with a total production of 5.144.966.
2016

Eend-2016

De reproductie wordt opgestart door Carbecue. Alleen de voorkanten worden gebruikt om een buitenkeuken te realiseren.
1888

Fiat-1888

Fiat was founded in Turin by Giovanni Agnelli, being the acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino. Notably, the company is still controlled by the Agnelli family to this day.
1957

Fiat-1957

The Fiat 500 was introduced to the motoring press, as intended to bridge the gap from scooters and microcars to larger and more expensive automobiles. It went on to become a symbol of mid-century style, and as some describe “worldwide…
1958

Fiat-1958

The sport version was launched and had a more powerful engine in it. Later that year a new version with sunroof was presented.
1960

Fiat-1960

The Fiat 500 ‘Giardiniera’, the estate version of the family was launched and had some changes to make it more comfortable for a family.
1965

Fiat-1965

The 500F replaced the 500D, and would go on to become the most popular of all variants (one reason, perhaps, this model was selected by MoMA).
1966

Fiat-1966

After the appointment of Vittorio Valletta, FIAT signed a contract of technological cooperation with the USSR. According to that contract, the Italian automaker helped to establish several assembly factories for production of Fiat 124, also known as VAZ-2101 in the…
1968

Fiat-1968

A new version of the 500F, the 500L hits the market. The main change was carried out in the interior, which was much more modern. It included a renewed dashboard and was a model with much more comfort and stylish…
1969

Fiat-1969

The FIAT group took control of another Italian automaker Lancia, founded by Vincenzo Lancia.
1972

Fiat-1972

The last model Nouva 500 hit the market: the Fiat 500 R (“Rinnovata” in English “renewed”) which was in production up until 1975. It was more austere than the previous model and was designed to take over the previous model…
1975

Fiat-1975

The original Fiat 500 was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production, measuring 127 inches in length, 50 inches in width and 54 inches in height.
1979

Fiat-1979

The FIAT holding took control over Autobianchi and Ferrari, later followed by Alpha Romeo and Maserati. By those acquisitions, FIAT monopolized the Italian automobile market.
1980

Fiat-1980

The company also took control over several large two-wheeled motor vehicles manufacturers, including Gilera, Piaggio and Vespa
1997

Fiat-1997

FIAT constructors and engineers are responsible for creation of the 1.3-litre V16 Multijet engine, which is one of the most successful engine in the market. This diesel engine rightfully earned the title Engine of the Year.
2000

Fiat-2000

FIAT diesel engines are often used by other automobile manufacturers, including Alfa Romeo, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroen, Iveco, Lancia, Opel, Peugeot, Saab and Suzuki
2007

Fiat-2007

50 years after the very first model, the Fiat 500 was relaunched as a modern reinterpretation of the original design from 1957. The starting point was the Fiat Trepiuno Concept; a prototype presented in Geneva Autosalon in 2004.
2008

Fiat-2008

The new Fiat 500 wins the Car of The Year award. It’s the 9th winning of the award and FIAT has still the highest amount of this award.
2014

Fiat-2014

The Italian company took full control over Chrysler. The transaction cost of this acquisition was 3.65 billion dollars.
2016

Fiat-2016

De reproductie wordt opgestart door Carbecue. Alleen de voorkanten worden gebruikt om een buitenkeuken te realiseren.
1952

Mini-1952

The British Motor Corporation (BMC) was formed in 1952 by joining the Nuffield Organization (Morris, MG, Riley, and Wolseley) with the Austin Motor Company. It was during BMC’s reign that the Mini was designed and introduced.
1956

Mini-1956

Mr. Issigonis, the designer set on the project, got instructions to move from the bigger car projects he had been working on and to move on a small car project. Although Issigonis was given free reign for the car, he…
1959

Mini-1959

The Morris Mini Minor, later to be known as the first Mini built, came off the production line. 19,749 Minis were produced by the end of 1959.
1961

Mini-1961

157,059 were produced in this year. Of those, the new 1961 Cooper developed by John Cooper accounted for 1775 cars of which only 11 of the first 500 are on the Mini Cooper Register’s list of survivors as of mid-2011.
1962

Mini-1962

The Austin Seven name was changed to Austin Mini. Morris versions continued on as Morris Mini-Minor until Mk I production ended.
1964

Mini-1964

The Mini Cooper S wins the toughest rally in the world; Monte Carlo by Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon. The returning car and crew were hailed as conquering heroes, and BMC’s publicity machine made the most of it.
1965

Mini-1965

By brilliant driving of Timo Makinen and Paul Easter, the second win of the Monte Carlo Rally is a fact.
1966

Mini-1966

Despite finishing first on the road again, Makinen and Easter were disqualified from the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally results for alleged “headlight infringements”. Many people believed this was because the French organisers couldn’t accept that a 10-foot long car could…
1968

Mini-1968

This was a year of change. No more Monte Carlo wins as the opposition’s sporting cars had gained ascendancy. BMC went broke and merged into British Leyland with new management and ideas to cut costs. John Cooper later recalled saying…
1969

Mini-1969

Filming began on a movie that would cement the Mini Cooper’s iconic status for ever: Paramount Studios 1969 release of The Italian Job.
1970

Mini-1970

278,905 were produced in 1970. Total Minis to date, 2,442,567. In the coming years, Mini is the best selling car in Great Britain.
1976

Mini-1976

Mini Cooper continued on in reduced numbers in the UK. Despite the successes, the last Mini Cooper rolled off the line in 1976 after some take-overs in the company. The Mini Cooper was dead for now.
1983

Mini-1983

At the Motorfair an MG salesman was asked if it would be a good idea to re-introduce the Mini Cooper – he said that “The Mini Cooper belongs to yesteryear”. One person who disagreed with him was John Cooper who…
1984

Mini-1984

In Japan in the 1980’s the old Mini had become a cult car, and they were selling around 3,000 cars a year. They even asked the possibility for a new Mini Cooper model, but UK Austin Rover boffins abstained it.
1990

Mini-1990

Rover announced that Rover Special Products had developed a new car with input from the Coopers to mixed reviews. From this year the Mini Cooper became a mainstream production car again.
1994

Mini-1994

BMW Group took over the Rover Group and soon made it clear that the Cooper name would be an integral part of the new project, with John and Michael Cooper acting as consultant to the new project. BMW invested heavily…
2002

Mini-2002

Michael Cooper sold the John Cooper Works and rights to the name fully to BMW who began factory fitment of the tuning kits and promoted the JCW brand to the MINI model line-up.
2016

Mini-2016

The reproduction is started by Carbecue. Only the front is used to realize an outdoor kitchen.
1925

Kever-1925

Bela Barenyi, an 18 year old Hungarian student, submitted a chassis design for a Volkswagen in 1925 and is recognised as designing the basic Volkswagen Beetle.
1934

Kever-1934

Ferdinand Porsche, an Austrian automotive engineer, created the Volkswagen Beetle after receiving a contract from Hitler in 1934 for prototypes.
1936

Kever-1936

The Beetle’s air-cooled flat 4 engine was designed by Franz Reimspeiss not Ferdinand Porsche. Even with 20+ million being built to date, he had less than twenty dollars for this work.
1938

Kever-1938

In 1938 production of Hitler’s ‘KdF-Wagen’ (“Kraft durch Freude” or “Strength through Joy”) started. The public hated the name and called it ‘Volkswagen’ or people’s car. In this year, The New York Times first called it the ‘Beetle’.
1949

Kever-1949

In 1949, the Beetle Convertible went into production and, in 1950 the Beetle became the best-selling car of the decade with a share of around 40% of the market.
1952

Kever-1952

The first UK Beetle landed in 1952, imported by British servicemen stationed in Germany. In 1964, the 100.000th Beetle arrived in the UK and in 1971 the 14 millionth followed.
1955

Kever-1955

The millionth beetle, built in 1955, is on show at the Wolfsburg Autostadt Museum. It’s completely gold with diamante encrusted bumpers and trim with a plush pink interior.
1961

Kever-1961

Co-founder of Domino’s pizza Jim Monaghan sold his 50% share of the company for a 1959 VW Beetle, the business is now a worldwide success.
1969

Kever-1969

This year the first Herbie film of the series came out with the famous Beetle race car. The white #53 is still one of the most popular paint jobs for the car. The VW Beetle has featured in many films…
1972

Kever-1972

On 17th February 1972, with vehicles produced at 15.007.034, the Beetle broke ‘Tin Lizzy’ from Ford Motor Company’s record, to become the new world champion.
1974

Kever-1974

Shells of the last two Beetles made in Germany are preserved in wax at Volkswagens Milton Keynes parts store. The last Wolfsburg-built Beetle was in July.
1999

Kever-1999

During Fight Club rehearsals, Brad Pitt and Edward Notron found they hated the new Beetle and in one scene where they had to hit cars with baseball bats, both insisted one had to be a Beetle.
2014

Kever-2014

In this year the Beetle had an enormous aftermarket upgrade in power when a British engineer strapped a 1500hp jet engine on to it, theoretically being able to reach 140mph.
2016

Kever-2016

The reproduction is started by Carbecue. Only the front is used to realize an outdoor kitchen.
2015, JULY

Carbecue-2015-juli

The first idea came from a photo that went viral on social media of a VW Beetle that was put in the corner with a built-in grill.
2015, AUGUST

Carbecue-2015-augustus

One acquaintance had a depreciated Beetle from 1963 and without any doubt I decided to take it over. The idea was to cut the car literally through the middle, products could be built into the front and back.
2015, OCTOBER

Carbecue-2015-oktober

It was a complete surprise for everyone at home when the car came drove up the yard: “What are you going to do with that barrel?” ‘I’m going to make a Carbecue’ ‘A what!?’
2015, DECEMBER

Carbecue-2015-december

Before anything could be built in, the engine had to be disassembled first. The job turned out to take longer than expected.
2016, FEBRUARY

Carbecue-2016-februari

The engine was out of the car by now, but it also became clear that many sheet metal of the body was in poor condition. This led to ideas for looking for new body material and placing it on designed…
2016, APRIL

Carbecue-2016-april

The body panels of the Mini Cooper was easy to find and purchase. Therefore, we decided to develop this model first.
2016, MAY

Carbecue-2016-mei

The very first prototype of Carbecue was a fact and even then already equipped with dimmable lighting.
2016, JULY

Carbecue-2016-juli

In the coming weeks, we searched for several models with available body parts, just enough to realize a complete front.
2016, AUGUST

Carbecue-2016-augustus

The parts of the VW Beetle were the first to arrive. Soon the possibility is seen to build in more than just a grill.
2016, SEPTEMBER

Carbecue-2016-september

Due problems in the development of the Beetle, the focus was made on the comparable model: Citroën 2CV. In this model, the Au Bain Marie system and the hotplate were used first.
2016, NOVEMBER

Carbecue-2016-november

With some delay came the stuff for the Fiat 500 from Italy, which would form as a small model together with the Mini Cooper.
2017, JANUARY

Carbecue-2017-januari

The last model that we would take to task was the Renault 4. The spaces in the front were even bigger than the Beetle and 2CV. Additional applications such as the refrigerator and wine coolers could be added.
2017, MARCH

Carbecue-2017-maart

Also at the Beetle and the 2CV, we found a way to build in the refrigerator.
2017, DECEMBER

Carbecue-2017-december

All models have been developed and could be purchased together with all applications on a larger scale.
2018, JANUARY

Carbecue-2018-januari

The building has been divided into a showroom together with a welding room, assembly room and office.
2018, JUNE

Carbecue-2018-june

From the 9th of June, the doors opened and the Carbecues can be admired in the showroom and you are most welcome!
1956

Renault-1956

Pierre Dreyfus, chairman of the Régie Nationale des Usines Renault, launches the project “Voiture blue jean”.
1959

Renault-1959

The prototypes of the prospective Renault 4 flood the roads all over the world, from Sardiania and Guinea to the United States and Sweden.
1961

Renault-1961

In July, the Renault 4 replaces the ‘4CV’ on the assembly lines of the factories of Billancourt. The press gets acquainted with the car in August and soon afterwards the general public places the first orders. The car is sold…
1963

Renault-1963

Sinpar, another car manufacturer from France, proposes a four wheel drive version to Renault. Meanwhile, a special version called the ‘Parisienne’ is called into the world.
1966

Renault-1966

In february of this year, the company reaches the milestone of one million sold cars.
1967

Renault-1967

The ‘little’ Renault is sold particularly well and is being modernized for the first time with for example a bigger grille in chrome.
1968

Renault-1968

Commercialization of the Renault 4: “Plein Air”, a completely playful model that quickly becomes a collection piece.
1974

Renault-1974

The first oil crisis takes place. Nevertheless, the Renault 4 continues to sell smoothly thanks to its small fuel-efficient engine and is even modernized by fitting the black plastic grille.
1977

Renault-1977

The limit of 5 million copies, all versions together, is reached. Renault becomes the largest car manufacturer in Europe.
1978

Renault-1978

The great innovation of the year: the GTL version. The showpiece of the Renault 4, which is equipped with an even more powerful and economical engine, is immediately recognizable by its lateral protection.
1980

Renault-1980

The Marreau brothers make it to the 3rd place in the Paris-Dakar rally on board of their Renault 4.
1981

Renault-1981

First appearance of JP4, manufactured by Car Système and the commercialization of 5000 copies of the Renault 4 ‘Jogging’
1983

Renault-1983

By taking over the dashboard of the Renault 5, the Renault 4 succeeds in measuring a younger image. This is the latest modernization the car gets.
1985

Renault-1985

The year in which the Renault 4 celebrates its 25th anniversary, the limit of 7 million vehicles is exceeded. A special version is assembled in an edition of 2200 copies, which is given the name ‘Sixties’.
1986

Renault-1986

Although in Belgium the names TL and GTL are retained, the French Renault 4’s are renamed Savane or Clan.
1988

Renault-1988

The Renault 4 says farewell to the German market with a limited series of ‘Salu’, after 27 years of success and more than 900,000 imported vehicles.
1992

Renault-1992

The last 1,000 Renault 4’s, which are sold for the equivalent of 7,500 Euro, leave the factory in December and carry the significant name ‘Bye-Bye’. The production counter is permanently discontinued on 8,134,424 copies.
2016

Renault-2016

The reproduction is started by Carbecue. Only the front is used to realize an outdoor kitchen.
1934

Eend-1934

Family-owned Michelin took over the bankrupt Citroën company.
1935

Eend-1935

France at that time had a large rural population which could not yet afford cars. Citroën used the survey results to prepare a design brief for a low-priced, rugged “umbrella on four wheels” that would enable four people to transport…
1936

Eend-1936

Pierre Jules Boulanger took charge of Citroën and wanted to develop the ideas to a further point. One design test was that the customer should be able to drive eggs across a freshly 1934 ploughed field without breaking them.
1937

Eend-1937

The first prototypes were bare chassis with rudimentary controls, seating and roof. Test drivers wore leather flying suits for the extra protection. 20 TPV experimental prototypes had been built and tested. The prototypes had only one headlight, all that was…
1938

Eend-1938

The TPV was deemed ready, after 47 technically different and incrementally improved experimental prototypes had been built and tested
1939

Eend-1939

A pilot run of 250 cars was produced and later on the car received approval for the French market. Brochures were printed and preparations made to present the car, renamed the Citroën 2CV, at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show.
1940

Eend-1940

France had declared war on Germany following that country’s invasion of Poland. An atmosphere of impending disaster led to the cancellation of the Motor Show less than a month before it was scheduled to open. The launch of the 2CV…
1941

Eend-1941

During the German occupation of France in World War II Boulanger personally refused to collaborate with German authorities to the point where the Gestapo listed him as an “enemy of the Reich”, under constant threat of arrest and deportation to Germany.
1943

Eend-1943

The Nazis had attempted to loot Citroën’s press tools. this was frustrated after Boulanger got the French Resistance to re-label the rail cars containing them in the Paris marshalling yard. They ended up all over Europe, and Citroën was by…
1944

Eend-1944

The development and production of what was to become the 2CV was also delayed by the incoming  Socialist French government.
1949

Eend-1949

Postwar French roads were very different from pre-war ones. Horse-drawn vehicles had re-appeared in large numbers. The few internal combustion-engined vehicles present often ran on town gas stored in gasbags.
1950

Eend-1950

Only one hundred thousand of the two million pre-war cars were still on the road. The time was known as “Les années grises” or “the grey years” in France.
1951

Eend-1951

Citroën introduced the 2CV Fourgonnette van. The “Weekend” version had changes enabling a tradesman to use it as a family vehicle on the weekend as well as for business in the week.
1952

Eend-1952

Production had reached more than 21,000 with export markets earning foreign currency taking precedence. Boulanger’s policy, which continued after his death, was: “Priority is given to those who have to travel by car because of their work, and for whom…
1955

Eend-1955

Cars were sold preferentially to country vets, doctors, midwives, priests and small farmers. The speedometer got a light for night driving, side repeaters were added and there was bigger engine available with a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).
1958

Eend-1958

Belgian Citroën plant produced a higher quality version of the car (AZL3). It had a third side window and improved details.
1961

Eend-1961

The 2 CV 4 × 4 2CV Sahara appeared and the car had ample off-road capability, but at twice the price of the standard 2CV. 694 were produced until 1968 and one more in 1971. Many were used by the…
1963

Eend-1963

Director of publicity Claude Puech came up with humorous and inventive marketing campaigns. Products of this campaign are still worldwide known.
1972

Eend-1972

Citroën launches the AK 400 Fourgonette.
1974

Eend-1974

The highest annual production was in 1974. Sales of the 2CV were reinvigorated by the 1974 oil crisis. The 2CV after this time became as much a youth lifestyle statement as a basic functional form of transport.
1975

Eend-1975

A base model called the 2CV Spécial was introduced with the 435 cc engine. Also many changes were made on this model with the aim of reducing the price even more.
1981

Eend-1981

A yellow 2CV6 was driven by James Bond (Roger Moore) in the 1981 film For Your Eyes Only. Citroën launched a special edition 2CV “007” to coincide with the film. It was fitted with the standard engine and painted yellow…
1988

Eend-1988

Production ended in France after 40 years but continued at the Mangualde plant in Portugal. This lasted until 1990, when production of the 2CV ended with a total production of 5.144.966.
2016

Eend-2016

De reproductie wordt opgestart door Carbecue. Alleen de voorkanten worden gebruikt om een buitenkeuken te realiseren.
1888

Fiat-1888

Fiat was founded in Turin by Giovanni Agnelli, being the acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino. Notably, the company is still controlled by the Agnelli family to this day.
1957

Fiat-1957

The Fiat 500 was introduced to the motoring press, as intended to bridge the gap from scooters and microcars to larger and more expensive automobiles. It went on to become a symbol of mid-century style, and as some describe “worldwide…
1958

Fiat-1958

The sport version was launched and had a more powerful engine in it. Later that year a new version with sunroof was presented.
1960

Fiat-1960

The Fiat 500 ‘Giardiniera’, the estate version of the family was launched and had some changes to make it more comfortable for a family.
1965

Fiat-1965

The 500F replaced the 500D, and would go on to become the most popular of all variants (one reason, perhaps, this model was selected by MoMA).
1966

Fiat-1966

After the appointment of Vittorio Valletta, FIAT signed a contract of technological cooperation with the USSR. According to that contract, the Italian automaker helped to establish several assembly factories for production of Fiat 124, also known as VAZ-2101 in the…
1968

Fiat-1968

A new version of the 500F, the 500L hits the market. The main change was carried out in the interior, which was much more modern. It included a renewed dashboard and was a model with much more comfort and stylish…
1969

Fiat-1969

The FIAT group took control of another Italian automaker Lancia, founded by Vincenzo Lancia.
1972

Fiat-1972

The last model Nouva 500 hit the market: the Fiat 500 R (“Rinnovata” in English “renewed”) which was in production up until 1975. It was more austere than the previous model and was designed to take over the previous model…
1975

Fiat-1975

The original Fiat 500 was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production, measuring 127 inches in length, 50 inches in width and 54 inches in height.
1979

Fiat-1979

The FIAT holding took control over Autobianchi and Ferrari, later followed by Alpha Romeo and Maserati. By those acquisitions, FIAT monopolized the Italian automobile market.
1980

Fiat-1980

The company also took control over several large two-wheeled motor vehicles manufacturers, including Gilera, Piaggio and Vespa
1997

Fiat-1997

FIAT constructors and engineers are responsible for creation of the 1.3-litre V16 Multijet engine, which is one of the most successful engine in the market. This diesel engine rightfully earned the title Engine of the Year.
2000

Fiat-2000

FIAT diesel engines are often used by other automobile manufacturers, including Alfa Romeo, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroen, Iveco, Lancia, Opel, Peugeot, Saab and Suzuki
2007

Fiat-2007

50 years after the very first model, the Fiat 500 was relaunched as a modern reinterpretation of the original design from 1957. The starting point was the Fiat Trepiuno Concept; a prototype presented in Geneva Autosalon in 2004.
2008

Fiat-2008

The new Fiat 500 wins the Car of The Year award. It’s the 9th winning of the award and FIAT has still the highest amount of this award.
2014

Fiat-2014

The Italian company took full control over Chrysler. The transaction cost of this acquisition was 3.65 billion dollars.
2016

Fiat-2016

De reproductie wordt opgestart door Carbecue. Alleen de voorkanten worden gebruikt om een buitenkeuken te realiseren.
1952

Mini-1952

The British Motor Corporation (BMC) was formed in 1952 by joining the Nuffield Organization (Morris, MG, Riley, and Wolseley) with the Austin Motor Company. It was during BMC’s reign that the Mini was designed and introduced.
1956

Mini-1956

Mr. Issigonis, the designer set on the project, got instructions to move from the bigger car projects he had been working on and to move on a small car project. Although Issigonis was given free reign for the car, he…
1959

Mini-1959

The Morris Mini Minor, later to be known as the first Mini built, came off the production line. 19,749 Minis were produced by the end of 1959.
1961

Mini-1961

157,059 were produced in this year. Of those, the new 1961 Cooper developed by John Cooper accounted for 1775 cars of which only 11 of the first 500 are on the Mini Cooper Register’s list of survivors as of mid-2011.
1962

Mini-1962

The Austin Seven name was changed to Austin Mini. Morris versions continued on as Morris Mini-Minor until Mk I production ended.
1964

Mini-1964

The Mini Cooper S wins the toughest rally in the world; Monte Carlo by Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon. The returning car and crew were hailed as conquering heroes, and BMC’s publicity machine made the most of it.
1965

Mini-1965

By brilliant driving of Timo Makinen and Paul Easter, the second win of the Monte Carlo Rally is a fact.
1966

Mini-1966

Despite finishing first on the road again, Makinen and Easter were disqualified from the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally results for alleged “headlight infringements”. Many people believed this was because the French organisers couldn’t accept that a 10-foot long car could…
1968

Mini-1968

This was a year of change. No more Monte Carlo wins as the opposition’s sporting cars had gained ascendancy. BMC went broke and merged into British Leyland with new management and ideas to cut costs. John Cooper later recalled saying…
1969

Mini-1969

Filming began on a movie that would cement the Mini Cooper’s iconic status for ever: Paramount Studios 1969 release of The Italian Job.
1970

Mini-1970

278,905 were produced in 1970. Total Minis to date, 2,442,567. In the coming years, Mini is the best selling car in Great Britain.
1976

Mini-1976

Mini Cooper continued on in reduced numbers in the UK. Despite the successes, the last Mini Cooper rolled off the line in 1976 after some take-overs in the company. The Mini Cooper was dead for now.
1983

Mini-1983

At the Motorfair an MG salesman was asked if it would be a good idea to re-introduce the Mini Cooper – he said that “The Mini Cooper belongs to yesteryear”. One person who disagreed with him was John Cooper who…
1984

Mini-1984

In Japan in the 1980’s the old Mini had become a cult car, and they were selling around 3,000 cars a year. They even asked the possibility for a new Mini Cooper model, but UK Austin Rover boffins abstained it.
1990

Mini-1990

Rover announced that Rover Special Products had developed a new car with input from the Coopers to mixed reviews. From this year the Mini Cooper became a mainstream production car again.
1994

Mini-1994

BMW Group took over the Rover Group and soon made it clear that the Cooper name would be an integral part of the new project, with John and Michael Cooper acting as consultant to the new project. BMW invested heavily…
2002

Mini-2002

Michael Cooper sold the John Cooper Works and rights to the name fully to BMW who began factory fitment of the tuning kits and promoted the JCW brand to the MINI model line-up.
2016

Mini-2016

The reproduction is started by Carbecue. Only the front is used to realize an outdoor kitchen.
1925

Kever-1925

Bela Barenyi, an 18 year old Hungarian student, submitted a chassis design for a Volkswagen in 1925 and is recognised as designing the basic Volkswagen Beetle.
1934

Kever-1934

Ferdinand Porsche, an Austrian automotive engineer, created the Volkswagen Beetle after receiving a contract from Hitler in 1934 for prototypes.
1936

Kever-1936

The Beetle’s air-cooled flat 4 engine was designed by Franz Reimspeiss not Ferdinand Porsche. Even with 20+ million being built to date, he had less than twenty dollars for this work.
1938

Kever-1938

In 1938 production of Hitler’s ‘KdF-Wagen’ (“Kraft durch Freude” or “Strength through Joy”) started. The public hated the name and called it ‘Volkswagen’ or people’s car. In this year, The New York Times first called it the ‘Beetle’.
1949

Kever-1949

In 1949, the Beetle Convertible went into production and, in 1950 the Beetle became the best-selling car of the decade with a share of around 40% of the market.
1952

Kever-1952

The first UK Beetle landed in 1952, imported by British servicemen stationed in Germany. In 1964, the 100.000th Beetle arrived in the UK and in 1971 the 14 millionth followed.
1955

Kever-1955

The millionth beetle, built in 1955, is on show at the Wolfsburg Autostadt Museum. It’s completely gold with diamante encrusted bumpers and trim with a plush pink interior.
1961

Kever-1961

Co-founder of Domino’s pizza Jim Monaghan sold his 50% share of the company for a 1959 VW Beetle, the business is now a worldwide success.
1969

Kever-1969

This year the first Herbie film of the series came out with the famous Beetle race car. The white #53 is still one of the most popular paint jobs for the car. The VW Beetle has featured in many films…
1972

Kever-1972

On 17th February 1972, with vehicles produced at 15.007.034, the Beetle broke ‘Tin Lizzy’ from Ford Motor Company’s record, to become the new world champion.
1974

Kever-1974

Shells of the last two Beetles made in Germany are preserved in wax at Volkswagens Milton Keynes parts store. The last Wolfsburg-built Beetle was in July.
1999

Kever-1999

During Fight Club rehearsals, Brad Pitt and Edward Notron found they hated the new Beetle and in one scene where they had to hit cars with baseball bats, both insisted one had to be a Beetle.
2014

Kever-2014

In this year the Beetle had an enormous aftermarket upgrade in power when a British engineer strapped a 1500hp jet engine on to it, theoretically being able to reach 140mph.
2016

Kever-2016

The reproduction is started by Carbecue. Only the front is used to realize an outdoor kitchen.
2015, JULY

Carbecue-2015-juli

The first idea came from a photo that went viral on social media of a VW Beetle that was put in the corner with a built-in grill.
2015, AUGUST

Carbecue-2015-augustus

One acquaintance had a depreciated Beetle from 1963 and without any doubt I decided to take it over. The idea was to cut the car literally through the middle, products could be built into the front and back.
2015, OCTOBER

Carbecue-2015-oktober

It was a complete surprise for everyone at home when the car came drove up the yard: “What are you going to do with that barrel?” ‘I’m going to make a Carbecue’ ‘A what!?’
2015, DECEMBER

Carbecue-2015-december

Before anything could be built in, the engine had to be disassembled first. The job turned out to take longer than expected.
2016, FEBRUARY

Carbecue-2016-februari

The engine was out of the car by now, but it also became clear that many sheet metal of the body was in poor condition. This led to ideas for looking for new body material and placing it on designed…
2016, APRIL

Carbecue-2016-april

The body panels of the Mini Cooper was easy to find and purchase. Therefore, we decided to develop this model first.
2016, MAY

Carbecue-2016-mei

The very first prototype of Carbecue was a fact and even then already equipped with dimmable lighting.
2016, JULY

Carbecue-2016-juli

In the coming weeks, we searched for several models with available body parts, just enough to realize a complete front.
2016, AUGUST

Carbecue-2016-augustus

The parts of the VW Beetle were the first to arrive. Soon the possibility is seen to build in more than just a grill.
2016, SEPTEMBER

Carbecue-2016-september

Due problems in the development of the Beetle, the focus was made on the comparable model: Citroën 2CV. In this model, the Au Bain Marie system and the hotplate were used first.
2016, NOVEMBER

Carbecue-2016-november

With some delay came the stuff for the Fiat 500 from Italy, which would form as a small model together with the Mini Cooper.
2017, JANUARY

Carbecue-2017-januari

The last model that we would take to task was the Renault 4. The spaces in the front were even bigger than the Beetle and 2CV. Additional applications such as the refrigerator and wine coolers could be added.
2017, MARCH

Carbecue-2017-maart

Also at the Beetle and the 2CV, we found a way to build in the refrigerator.
2017, DECEMBER

Carbecue-2017-december

All models have been developed and could be purchased together with all applications on a larger scale.
2018, JANUARY

Carbecue-2018-januari

The building has been divided into a showroom together with a welding room, assembly room and office.
2018, JUNE

Carbecue-2018-june

From the 9th of June, the doors opened and the Carbecues can be admired in the showroom and you are most welcome!