The DKW-Vemag Munga Candango Carries Cows!

Yes, this is real life. A cow in a Candango.
Yes, this is real life. A cow in a Candango.

I always like to start off the first week after daylight savings time with a little bit o’ DKW-Vemag Munga Candango.  For just 850 bucks, you can grab your very own engineless rolling skeleton of one on eBay.  Oh wait, I forgot, nobody actually knows what the heck a DKW-Vemag Munga Candango is. Let me explain….

From what I understand, DKW was a part of the Auto Union over in Germany, and they came up with this universal vehicle called the “Munga”. For all intents and purposes, it was basically a 2 stroke, 3 cylinder, German Jeep.  It had 4 wheel drive, could carry cows, and wasn’t even afraid to jump into a river from time to time.  They were built in Germany between 1956-68, but that wasn’t the only place.  They were also built in Brazil under a different, but equally fun to say, model name.  The “Candango”.  Fun right?  So DKW hooked up with this Brazilian car company named Vemag, who actually produced these little things under their own name.  The Candango production began in 1958, but after just 5 short years, it fizzled out because nobody really wanted one.  After all, cows do look ridiculous driving around in cars. Read More

Highway Cow: “Mooooove Over”

Highway Cow

Sometimes what is seen in your side view mirror cannot be unseen. “Kmann27” over on Reddit peeked into his mirror and found this gigantic cow staring back at him. I really hope it is plastic and on a trailer, because if real cows in Kmann27’s area are this large and travel by highway, we all may be in trouble.  Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time the 1A Auto blog has encountered giant cow’s involved with cars.

Image found posted by Kmann27 on Reddit

This 1969 Firebird convertible Never saw this coming…

Sometimes you go to a car show and find that the most interesting vehicles are the ones in the parking lot.  What we have here is a giant aluminum cow (or is it a bull?) sitting atop a 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible.   Before discovering this amazing relic, I had often found myself awake at night wondering if the addition of a giant aluminum animal would improve the look of my vehicle.  Luckily for me, this person proved that it wasn’t as great as I had once imagined.  Thank goodness, because I was really having a tough time finding a giant aluminum Impala to sit on my Impala. Read More