This could be rated higher had it simply been about two classic car enthusiasts who restore an exceedingly rare prewar car... sloppy timeline editing notwithstanding. The background story of Ganz would also have been better told had it been framed in a more pragmatic, and ultimately truthful context of the volatile, extremely litigious nature of the European auto industry at the time. But this would only appeal to a narrow audience of like-minded enthusiasts and students of automotive history like me. Instead, the producers chose to pander to the average lay-person's appetite for sensationalism. Here they misleadingly suggest that, had Ganz not been persecuted, he would have been worthy of the fame and adulation associated with the idea of a simple, affordable car for everyone, and the creation of the Beetle and its worldwide successes in particular. Nothing could be further from the truth. The clever and thinly-veiled juxtaposition of Beetle shapes and imagery, which were common in the early designs of others, and use of the word “Volkswagen”, which at the time was accepted by European society as a moniker and not the name of a company, are rather narrow and childish in an effort to revise a complex history. In fact, Josef Ganz was but one of many European engineers who were inspired by the true father of a car for everybody, Henry Ford (Model T). Ultimately, if one chose to compare the standing and accomplishments of his peers in the early-mid 30s time frame: Barényi, Ledwinka, Lefèbvre, Porsche etc., it’s obvious that he was not on par with these brilliant engineers. In fact, Ganz’s Standard Superior shown at the 1933 IAA was a crude (smelly 2-stroke), and highly impractical two seat design where most of the body structure used wooden framing that others abandoned in favor of metal, like Ledwinka’s “Beetle-shaped” Tatra 77. One can argue the merits of the Beetle shape and the Volkswagen name as a moniker in terms of being worthy of some sort of adulation, but the story here is far more complex than the producers would have you believe. Rightly or wrongly, Dr. Porsche and his team succeeded with a sophisticated, practical, modern design. Had Ganz not been persecuted and his designs chosen in 1938, they would have failed miserably from an engineering point of view because he could never suppress his recalcitrant and moody nature long enough to surround himself with the solid team needed to make a proper go of it, and Volkswagen as we know it would not likely not exist, Hitler or no Hitler. But to call Porsche the father of the Beetle is also shortsighted due to the patent litigious and exceedingly political nature of the time. In this, one could argue that Ledwinka was the true father of the Beetle by virtue of "a shape", but why does one attach so much incredible worth to this after learning the complexities of the above?