Saturday 31 May 2014

1965, Cars: NSU Typ 110

German car manufacturer NSU introduces the new NSU Typ 110 at the 1965 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new car, based on the NSU Prinz 1000, has a longer wheelbase increasing the space in the passenger cabin and the luggage compartment. The large rectangular headlights differentiate the Typ 110 from the smaller Prinz models. The Typ 110 shares its engine with the Prinz 1000, a rear-mounted air-cooled four-cylinder 1085 cc engine (36 kW).

NSU Typ 110, front
NSU Typ 110, back
In the autumn of 1966 a larger engine of 1177 cc (44 kW) becomes available in the NSU Typ 110 S or 110 SC. In 1967 the NSU Typ 110 was renamed as the NSU 1200. Between 1965 and 1967 74,000 NSU Typ 110/110SCs were built. After the car was renamed, approximately 256,000 NSU 1200s were built between 1967 and 1972.
NSU 1200, front
NSU 1200, side
NSU 1200 Brochure (Germany, 1971)

Wednesday 7 May 2014

1964, Television: “The Rogues”

On 13 September 1964 the American television series “The Rogues” premieres on NBC. The series, created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, stars David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Robert Coote and Gladys Cooper. The three leads, Niven, Boyer and Young, rotated in the episodes as their schedules permitted. Gig Young starred more shows since he was less busy otherwise than David Niven or Charles Boyer. The series was cancelled after one season, a total of thirty episodes were produced.
Charles Boyer, Gig Young, David Niven, Robert Coote and Gladys Cooper
Charles Boyer, Gig Young and David Niven
The cousins Marcel St. Clair (Charles Boyer), Timmy St. Clair (Robert Coote), Alexander Fleming (David Niven) and Tony Fleming (Gig Young) are former con-men . They can be persuaded to use their skills in a just cause...
Charles Boyer and Elsa Martinelli in "The Real Russian Caviar" (S01E15)
Gig Young and Gia Scala in "Take Me to Paris" (S01E09)

Main Cast
  • David Niven as Alexander "Alec" Fleming
  • Charles Boyer as Marcel St. Clair
  • Gig Young as Tony Fleming
  • Gladys Cooper as Auntie Margaret St. Clair
  • Robert Coote as Timmy St. Clair
  • John Williams as Inspector Arthur Briscoe
  • Larry Hagman as Mark Fleming
Laura Devon and Gig Young in "Bow to a Master" (S01E21)
  • Golden Globe for Best TV Show (USA, 1965)

Opening Credits