I am always willing to help others with their research and give material and photos . So please ask.


I am working currently on the on the race “Paris – Berlin 1901” and “Paris – Vienna 1902”. So I am still looking on any material (photos, articles etc.) relating to these races.

Also: Everything on "Joswin" Motorbikes and cars built in Berlin 1921 - 1925

The sole surviving Joswin. It had the Daimler 28/95 HP aeroplane engine

This car resided for decades at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

In 1925 the Joswin was registered in New York, with the number 7N-98-52.

The body was made by the Berlin firm "Szawe"

Nick Jonckheere is researching the Ostend Speed Week, ‘La Semaine (Automobile) d’Ostende’, which happened from 1901 until 1914. Many European entries in the first editions assured exciting cars to be present, and several land speed records were set. In later years, the international aspect became less important and mainly Belgian marques competed. After WWI, the event changed into a Concours d'Elegance and a Rallye Automobile. I’m particularly looking for information on the 1905 and 1907 Speed Weeks, and the post WWI Carrosserie contests. Several French, UK and other magazines reported on these events. There’s been some German marques participating during the years, like Opel and Mercedes, would there be a historian at these still-existing companies who could look up pictures ? With many thanks ! Email:, 00 32 479 498700.