The little snow globes which have been produced and sold in their millions over the last 50 years are well-known and loved everywhere.
However, hardly anybody knows the story of how the snow globes began.
It was in the early 1950s when Bernhard Koziol, the inventor of the snow globe was driving through the snow covered Odenwald in his split window beetle on a cold winter’s night when he ended up getting stuck in a high snow drift.
Bernhard Koziol’s VW beetle in front of the old factory in Michelstadt
The snow was falling, everything was quite & as he looked around gazing through the back window of his beetle he was presented with a fascinating sight.
Snow flakes danced in the air, three deer came out of the forest playing as the snow was falling softly on top of them. This sight inspired Bernhard Koziol to then create the first snow globe in the world which were of deer in a winter scene.
So when you next shake a snow globe & the snow flakes slowly fall to the bottom you can think back to Bernhard Koziol’s exciting trip in the beetle more than 50 years ago.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Team Wackeldackel.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Nice pic of Lesta's Scirocco from E38 - seems an age ago now as the 2010 season has well and truly drawn to a close...
Team wackeldackel are working on a few cars for 2011 alongside regular stalwarts - Danny, Scott and Martin who have well and truly done a great job flying the flag for TWD during the last 8 months. Look out for Lesta and Steve's new cars along with Jettie's Derby and Marks '76 swallowtail in 2011.
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
the first weekend of September 2010 was a great time to catch up with friends old and new, we had great tunes from Danny Smith, and picked up some silverware over the weekend, Scott John's award on saturday, Martin Peryagh taking 2nd Place in the Golf2 category on sunday, thanks Edition 38!
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
Hailing from sunny California, Mark's newly aquired Rabbit comes loaded with original features. Originally supplied by Wes Behel Volkswagen of Sunnyvale California, the '76 is a dry one owner car with some unusual features - swallowtail bonnet, bonnet release catch thru grille, brown basket weave interior and og Wolfsburg mats, side markers, seat belt warning light with audible beeps etc.