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    old prototype cars

    Fuller Dymaxion (1933)

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    i recently learned about these:
    Schlörwagen (1939)
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    it's time to change the air in my head

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    ----and here is Ben's next ride. Might look a tad silly with dual stacks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaco View Post
    i recently learned about these:
    Schlörwagen (1939)
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    Fitted with a Russian aircraft engine in 1942.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner
    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ---C. S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    Fitted with a Russian aircraft engine in 1942.
    Obviously for at home wind tunnel tests......Ben

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    The airstreamed designs are fantastic.

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    The Schlorwagen had a remarkably low drag coefficient of 0.113.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner
    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ---C. S. Lewis

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