Bruce Crompton describes a rare German vehicle that forms part of his collection

Bruce Crompton’s Vidal Tempo G1200
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Right, here’s a cracker for you – among the myriad of motors we’ve had trundle through our shop, the Vidal Tempo G1200 takes the biscuit for being a right oddball! Tempo –

Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werke GmbH – was a stalwart German automaker straight out of Hamburg, kicked off by Oscar Vidal in 1924.

They were churning out crowd-pleasers like the Matador and the Hanseat, and a slew of nifty little military vehicles through the ’30s and ’40s.

We snagged this quirky piece in 2011, part of a bigger haul from Finland.

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