The Schlep Car Collection

The Schlep Car Collection



It was basically assembled between 1936 to 1985 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France, by the Schlep Brothers.
The Schlep brothers were in the Textile Manufacturing Trade.

The collection was put together under much secrecy.
The reason for secrecy was that the brothers were using French Government funds, then meant to support their textile business.

The workers and staff at the Schlep factories were not aware of what was happening and when discovered they reported the brothers to the authorities.
The brothers immediately fled over the border to Basel in Switzerland.

The collection can not now be replicated in any way as the brothers had purchased the entire remains of the Bugatti Factory Enterprise. 
This then saw them possess these very unique vehicles.

The collection was ultimately seized by the French Government and remains intact as a Museum.

To see this astounding collection open the attachment above.


Manure… An interesting fact

Manure : In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial fertilisers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas of course.. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.
Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOM!
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction ‘ Stow high in transit ‘ on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane. 

Thus evolved the term ‘ S.H.I.T ‘ , (Stow High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

You probably did not know the true history of this word.

Neither did I.

I had always thought it was a golf term!!!!