Bürstner is a leading manufacturer of mobile homes and motorhomes. And not for nothing: The company’s 55-year history has been shaped by our passion for inimitable design, the desire for practical innovation and the commitment to provide a unique service. Or, more precisely, to meet a clear goal: Anyone who travels with a Bürstner should feel at home wherever they are. When he was barely 30 years of age, the master joiner Jakob Bürstner opened his own construction and furniture workshop in what is now the Neumühl district of Kehl. The busy young entrepreneur quickly gained a growing customer base and number of orders thanks to his excellent craftsmanship. Jakob Bürstner shifted the focus of the business from building carpentry to interior fittings and furnishings. He soon received large orders from Deutsche Bahn, fitting out train stations with craftsmen he had trained personally, and furnishing the newly built homes for railway staff at the same time. Gerhart Bürstner, the son of the company’s founder, was convinced that there was a bright future ahead for mobile home holidays. In cooperation with a regional company offering chassis solutions, he developed a solid structure for providing excellent furnishings. Bürstner was the first German manufacturer to bring out a motorhome based on the new Renault Master, under the name Delfin. It reflects all of Bürstner’s positive brand values and impressed customers with its comfortable driver’s cab that would be right at home in a large limousine.
Today, our team is made up of more than 700 passionate engineers, experts, and leaders, all focused on bringing our pioneering vision to life. We’re developing a world-class manufacturing facility in Marina, CA and have offices and workshops in Santa Cruz, San Carlos, Washington, D.C., and Munich, Germany. In the beginning, day and night, a small team of seven engineers worked out of “The Barn,” our workshop in the mountains above Santa Cruz. We explored the frontiers of technologies like electric motors, flight software, and lithium-ion batteries — engineering almost every component from the ground up. Beginning in 2012, Joby was selected to collaborate with NASA on several groundbreaking electric flight projects, including the X-57 and LEAPTech. After many years of subscale testing and analysis, we arrived at our current configuration and flew this subscale prototype for the first time. Our first full-scale prototype took to the skies in 2017. In 2019, our first production prototype began a rigorous flight testing program. In 2020, we agreed to a "G-1" certification basis for our aircraft with the FAA, laying a clear path to certifying our aircraft for commercial flights. The U.S. Air Force also granted its first ever eVTOL airworthiness approval to Joby as part of its Agility Prime program. With more than 1,000 test flights behind us, we're looking ahead to breaking ground on our first large-scale manufacturing facility later this year, certifying our aircraft in 2023, and starting commercial operations in 2024.
Global icon of Italian style, Pininfarina is recognized for its unparalleled ability to create timeless beauty through its values of elegance, purity, and innovation. Founded in 1930, Pininfarina has evolved from an artisan concern to an international service Group. Today the company is the supreme expression of automotive styling and engineering and an established reality in experience design, transportation, industrial design, architecture, interiors, nautical. A group employing 700 people, offices in Italy, Germany, China and the United States, listed on the Stock Exchange since 1986 and part of the Mahindra galaxy since 2016. Each of Pininfarina's projects - which span multidisciplinary collaborations with luxury goods companies such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Princess and Rossinavi to multi-family residential work with Cyrela and Excem Real Estate and architectural projects such as the Istanbul Airport Control Tower and the Juventus Stadium - is rooted in the goal of humanizing innovation and technology, creating designs that are both aesthetically powerful and boundary-pushing and unique user experiences merging physical and digital worlds. This human-centered ethos reflects the core Pininfarina values with an approach to design that has been refined over the last 90 years and marries the best of each vertical to produce a wholly unique result every time. The firm’s work has been recognized on an international scale by programs such as the Compasso D’Oro, International Architecture Awards, the Red Dot Design Award, the iF Design Award, and 5th in a ranking of Top 100 Architecture and Design Companies operating in Italy.
We design and build all our cars in Maranello, Italy, but we sell them in over 60 markets worldwide through a network of around 170 authorised dealers. We competed in our 1000th grand prix in 2020 and remain the only constructor to have taken part in every single edition of the Formula 1 World Championship since its launch. Our story officially begins in 1947 when the first car built under the Ferrari marque, 125 S, drove through the factory gates in Maranello. Born in Modeno on the 18 February 1898 Enzo Ferrari died on 4th August 1988, having devoted his entire life to motor racing. We build cars unique in terms of their performance, innovations, technology, driving pleasure and design. Cars acknowledged the world over as the pinnacle of Made in Italy achievement. We believe that behind our every success are men and women. The 4,556 people that are our most valuable resource. We base our leadership on the passion, determination, commitment, talent, skill and team spirit of our managers, mechanics, designers, engineers and drivers. At ferrari, we reward excellence. Because it is only with people of excellence that we can tackle the challenges of the world’s markets and tracks, and win.
24 June 1910. In Milan a new company is founded with the name of A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili). A few years later, Neapolitan entrepreneur Nicola Romeo takes over the company and changes its name to Alfa Romeo. From the 24 HP – the first model – to the green Quadrifoglio badge. From the mythical Tazio Nuvolari and Enzo Ferrari, to the legend of Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio. From victory in the first motor racing world championship with the P2, to conquering the first Formula 1 championship with the Alfetta 158. From the Giulietta to the Spider, from the Giulia dynasty to the Tipo 33 project. Rediscover with FCA Heritage the achievements, the cars and the people that contributed to the Alfa Romeo myth. The idea for the Alfa Romeo crest was born at tram-stop in Milan. Romano Cattaneo, a great friend of Giuseppe Merosi, was in Piazza Castello waiting for a number 14. Looking at the Castello Sforzesco’s Filarete Tower, his attention was caught by the Biscione Visconteo, the snake or dragon symbol of the Visconti family which had dominated mediaeval Milan. Romano suggested the image to Merosi as a crest for the newly created A.L.F.A. It was a good idea, explicitly associated with Milan, but something was still missing. Merosi and Cattaneo tried different versions: the most convincing one showing the Biscione dragon on one side, and the emblem of the City of Milan, a red cross on a white background, on the other. A dark blue crown with an external diameter of 65 mm circled the two heraldic crests, on which was written in gold ALFA above and MILANO below, separated by two Savoy knots, to honour Italy’s royal family. This crest of arms logo was shown to Ugo Stella. Immediately enthusiastic, Stella requested that a definitive version be prepared and ready in time for the cars’ production. Its best-selling model came with Torpedo open bodywork and could accommodate four to seven people, as could the closed bodywork Limousine version. It also produced two-seat Spiders as well as two "Tipo Corsa" racing models, also two-seaters.
More than two years in the making, Auto Royale is a modern reimagining of what the traditional Concours d’Elegance can be. An exciting new event concept where modern British culture meets world-class automotive machinery in a luxurious yet accessible setting with a feast of fine food, exciting entertainment and engaging retailing. Auto Royale is not like any other British car event. Powered by the vision of its founders, it sets out to become a globally recognised and admired Concours with a distinctly modern twist. It is as welcoming as it is exclusive; premium without being elitist. Auto Royale isn’t what you have come to expect from traditional Concours events. It is a new, bold and genuinely exciting concept that aims to shake-up the Concours culture and draw in a whole new community of automotive enthusiasts. Auto Royale is all about standing out. It is where the very best, most interesting and most desirable classic and collectable cars in the world can gather in a contemporary, immersive, automotive wonderland alongside the best of British culture, commerce and cuisine. It provides the very highest level of prestige without being elitist, as owners and collectors rub shoulders with enthusiast fans of the historic motoring lifestyle. Auto Royale is about stories. Every car on show has one, and every story is proudly told. Whether it be one of faded glory, movie star provenance, exceptional rarity or of a life sweated out on the track – Auto Royale will educate as well as entertain its visitors. Auto Royale is authentic. Entry is both by invitation and application, offering a world-class Concours which is equally attainable for both international collectors and local collectors with their own exceptional vehicles. This is a true, multi-category Concours d’Elegance with a mix of traditional and celebration classes, assessed and considered by a panel of international judges along strict International Chief Judges Advisory Group (ICJAG) guidelines. Auto Royale is different, exciting and refreshingly unexpected. Its everything you ever hoped a modern British Concours event could be!
Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.