Blaine Taylor served and was decorated in Vietnam. He has worked as a Congressional press officer and has been a photographic researcher for numerous books on World War II. He is the author of Mercedez Benz Parade and Staff Cars of the Third Reich.
On his forty-ninth birthday, Hitler received a scale model of the KdF Volkswagen from Ferdinand Porsche. More than 300,000 of this model were manufactured and used in the war effort.