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Tempo

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The Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werk GmbH, headquartered in Harburg, was founded in 1928 to build delivery vans. Under a law passed in 1928, motor vehicles with less than four wheels and cubic capacity of less than 200 CC were allowed to drive without a driver's license and were exempt from tax. Therefore, there was a great demand for corresponding vehicles.

The first Tempo (T1) was still in the father's coal trade, in which Oscar Vidal was involved as a junior partner. There two locksmiths built the so-called front loader, a tricycle with the loading area in front of the driver's seat, which was powered by an Ilo engine . The first vehicles produced in-house were the T 6 and the T 10. Above all, the Tempo tricycles and the Matador model are known today.

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The Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werk GmbH, headquartered in Harburg, was founded in 1928 to build delivery vans. Under a law passed in 1928, motor vehicles with less than four wheels and cubic capacity of less than 200 CC were allowed to drive without a driver's license and were exempt from tax. Therefore, there was a great demand for corresponding vehicles.

The first Tempo (T1) was still in the father's coal trade, in which Oscar Vidal was involved as a junior partner. There two locksmiths built the so-called front loader, a tricycle with the loading area in front of the driver's seat, which was powered by an Ilo engine . The first vehicles produced in-house were the T 6 and the T 10. Above all, the Tempo tricycles and the Matador model are known today.

Oscar Vidal (Tempo) entered into a connection with Hanomag in 1955 ; In 1959, both companies came to Rheinstahl Group. In 1965 Vidal gave his last shares in the Rheinstahl Group, the brand pace disappeared. Within the Rheinstahl Group, the company came to Hanomag. The Tempo delivery van was further developed into a "Harburger Transporter", which was initially sold under the name Hanomag. From 1966, the Tempo Matador also drove the Rheinstahl Hanomag emblem. The Tempo factory became part of the new Hanomag-Henschel Fahrzeugwerke GmbH in 1969, which was taken over by Daimler-Benz AG in 1971. Since then, today's DaimlerCorporation Owner of the former Tempo factory. Until 1978, Mercedes built the "Harburger Transporter" with a simplified design (other chassis and rigid axle instead of parallel swing rear) as Mercedes L 206/307 on.

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