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Article from Popular Mechanics July 1955 found at “modernmechanix.com

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The Achilles factory of Weikert & Company was located in Wilhelmshaven in northwestern  Germany. They produced scooter-like bikes with 147cc and 174cc Sachs two-stroke engines. These had a four speed gearbox with foot-change gear lever and a neutral selector switch on the handlebars. The chassis had 8 inch wheels, telescopic front forks and swing-arm rear suspension.

At some point 48cc mopeds were added to the production line. Production ended in 1957, and Norman in England bought the production tools. Very few examples of the machine exist, and photographs and sales literature are rare.
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Princess Yvonne and Prince Alexander, 1955

This picture go a long way to explain why European royalty are like they are. When you’re knocking down fortified wine by the bottle in your early teens it no surprise that your serebral capasity has shrunk to a bare minimum by the time you reach full adulthood.

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-:: 1955 ::-

No
Song Artist/Group
1
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets
2
Maybelline – Chuck Berry
3
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) The Penguins
4
Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino
5
Hearts Of Stone – The Fontane Sisters
6
Black Denim Trousers The Cheers
7
Only You (And You Alone) – The Platters
8
Tweedlee Dee LaVern Baker
9
At My Front Door – The El Dorados
10
Sincerely – The Moonglows

-:: 1956 ::-

No
Song Artist/Group
1
Don’t Be Cruel –
Elvis Presley
2
Be-Bop-A-Lula – Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
3
Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
4
I’m In Love Again – Fats Domino
5
See You Later Alligator – Bill Haley & His Comets
6
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
7
Fool, The – Sanford Clark
8
Green Door, The Jim Lowe
9
Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
10
Flying Saucer, The – Buchanan & Goodman

-:: 1957 ::-

No
Song Artist/Group
1
.All Shook Up –
Elvis Presley
2
Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers
3
Diana – Paul Anka
4
Party Doll – Buddy Knox
5
That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
6
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
7
Little Darlin’ – The Diamonds
8
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
9
.School Days – Chuck Berry
10
Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On- Jerry Lee Lewis

-:: 1958 ::-

No
Song Artist/Group
1
At The Hop –
Danny & The Juniors
2
Tequila – The Champs
3
To Know Him Is To Love Him – The Teddy Bears
4
It’s Only Make Believe – Conway Twitty
5
Get A Job – Silhuettes
6
Hard Headed Woman – Elvis Presley
7
Little Star – The Elegants
8
Bird Dog – The Everly Brothers
9
Yakety Yak – The Coasters
10
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis

-:: 1959 ::-

No
Song Artist/Group
1
Mack The Knife –
Bobby Darin
2
Venus – Frankie Avalon
3
Lonely Boy – Paul Anka
4
Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
5
Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison
6
Big Hunk O’ Love, A – Elvis Presley
7
Happy Organ, The – Dave "Baby" Cortez
8
Charlie Brown – The Coasters
9
16 Candles – The Crests
10
Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny

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3-seater, 3-wheeled roadster, powered by a single cylinder 191 cc Fichtel & Sachs engine driving through a four speed gearbox. Top speed was around 90 km/h (56 mph) and about five cars were produced. Also built under licence by A. Grünhut & Co of Switzerland with minor changes and sold as the Belcar. Another licence was sold to Alzmetall for production by Harald Friedrich GmbH of Germany, but so many faults were found with the original design that their production model, the Spatz Kabinenroller was fundamentally a different car. Because of this Brütsch took Alzmetall to court to ensure payment of his licence fees but lost the case.

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01741_meyerEve Meyer (December 13, 1928 – March 27, 1977)was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and later, film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from April 2, 1952 until 1969.

Born Eve Turner in Atlanta, Georgia, Turner was a high-profile pin-up model in the 1950s, and was Playboy magazine‘s Playmate of the Month in June 1955. Her unbilled film debut was in Artists and Models (1955). She worked frequently as a photographic model for Russ Meyer after their marriage, appeared in the film Operation Dames (1959), and took a lead role in Meyer’s 1960 exploitation film Eve and the Handyman.

Eve Turner Meyer gained national fame as the first pinup girl to be hired exclusively for the Playboy Playmate of the month slot in June of 1955. Photographed by her husband Russ Meyer of B- movie fame, Eve appeared in many men’s magazines as well as some of her husband’s movies. A good businessperson, Eve retained a friendly business relationship with Russ as a producer after they divorced.

Eve was killed in the horrible Tenerife airline disaster in the Canary Islands, Spain, on March 27, 1977. At the time, Tenerife was the worst airline accident on record. Two 747’s collided on the runway and burst into flames, killing 583.

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