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Old 08-12-2011, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Misfits roundup, 1962 at Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts

In our research on the history of the Jabro last week, we came across a mention of Ed Alsbury’s mid-engine Jabro appearing in another issue of Mechanix Illustrated, a few years later in April 1962. Indeed, we had a copy of that issue in our collection and discovered a gold mine of oddities to go along with it. Normally, MI dedicated just a page or two every month to some unusual automobile – an Eastern Bloc miserymobile or some sort of homemade contraption – but it appears the magazine had a backlog of such stories and the editors decided to have a blowout this issue.



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Old 08-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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...like the Shark much, much more than the 3-Wheeler Gould Special (ha,ha).
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Too bad Covington passed away before it should have taken off. They hope to find the others.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's a collection of similar concept cars.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very cool cars botsapper,I especially like the one from 1917 - the Golden Submarine,in its "Silver" incarnation also called "stick rod", That car is by far the sweetest ride ever. The Shark is very cool,way ahead of its time..

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The "Shark" rear end vs the VW 1L concept. Hmmm.
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I'd like to know where the Covington windshield came from.That would be a $3,000 dollar piece of glass today.
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Some very nice posts and links. Thanks to all for posting them.

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