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Old 02-25-2010, 06:40 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I just noticed the inadequate wiper.


Yet another image
It's got "Tempo" in it!

It's got "Fahrtwind" in it!

What more could a guy want???

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Old 02-25-2010, 08:35 PM   #72 (permalink)
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It's got "Tempo" in it!

It's got "Fahrtwind" in it!

What more could a guy want???
Well what else would you call a car that breaks wind so well Frankie ?


( I had to use Babelfish on that one. Just had to know what a word like that could mean

Translation : Wind )

That top portion translates as " Dance music with speed " .
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Its too bad the original (Design-classic-cars Infos - www.design-classic-cars.de) site disappeared, since it had a bunch of engineering drawings of the Schlorwagen including 2d cross sections of the vehicle taken at various points along its length and width.
Yes, it is too bad -- and also that no one managed to download all those images to save them from obscurity...

The photo above is the least flattering, I think?
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Already around 100 years, the first developers to make thoughtful drag. Some of creation is rooted only in "perceived" values. Some stylistic faux pas, as well as design icons are from the attempt to create a streamlined vehicle emerged.

On 24 January the special exhibition "Power Line" at PROTOTYPE with a symposium on the various aspects of the "struggle against the invisible element.
The exhibits have never been shown in an exhibition and are worth a visit if only. As keynote speaker of the proven aerodynamics could be obtained expert and author of numerous books on design Ralf JF Kieselbach.

Although the origins can be dated not just academic: even before the year 1910 - and thus about 100 years ago - began the first research to fight the air resistance in the automotive industry. In small workshops across minded designers created bizarre shapes, which were ridiculed by the industry. It was not until 1915, when the aviation pioneer Hans Grade presenting his most streamlined small car, the aerodynamics of the vehicle gradually grew to serious science.
The Peace Treaty of Versailles, which forbade the practice in Germany, construction of aircraft, in 1919 came to a sudden the wind Talent Jam researchers. Many of them devoted themselves henceforth the flow line on wheels, the first thought in racing feeder. Higher speeds with identical engine power: For road vehicles, this equation was not asked initially. Because this was still lacking the appropriate transport network - as well as the pleasure of the audience at the aesthetics of the drop shape.
It was not until the emergence of the expressways and revolutionary developments - such as the invention of the demolition of rear - established in the late thirties, the drag reduction as a constructive principle. Up to 40 percent more top speed at reduced fuel consumption by one third, namely that such impressive levels were similar special body over traditional structures. The postwar period brought the final breakthrough of the "current form" in the series vehicle production.
Yet it took until early in the sixties, that lessons from the wind tunnel - another invention around 100 years old - have been consistently used for the design of new models. For about 25 years, the fluid mechanical optimization of the body is regarded as self-image. Groundbreaking design, lower fuel consumption: This high current demands make the aerodynamics today a more important factor than ever. However, even in the year 2009 does not even offer the most streamlined Series cars less aerodynamic drag than the brilliant pioneer forms from the twenties.
With a special exhibition in the world yet appreciates the unique volume collection PROTOTYPE
in Hamburg's port city, the evolution of the aerodynamics and their great creator. In addition to the permanent collection of vehicles of more than 20 rare and never before issued automobiles is presenting the chronology of the current Form D show as impressive as many historical documents, photographs and study models. The collectors, archives and the automotive industry generously supported the exhibition is to be admired, even a working wind tunnel.
As the oldest vehicle in the grade cars will be on display from 1920 to latest exhibit is the
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Okay, Googling is turning up a few more pictures...



... and a German Wikipedia page:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schl%C3%B6rwagen
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It's got "Fahrtwind" in it!

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Hi Mike,



Yes, it is too bad -- and also that no one managed to download all those images to save them from obscurity...

The photo above is the least flattering, I think?
There were 10 to 15 pages of Schlorwagen info on that website. What this means is that these engineering drawings still exist and if we can track down the person who was running that original website, we might be able to still see them. Also on that website they mentioned that some group (if I remember correctly it was some German university or tech school) had a Mercedes 170H chassis and was planning to build a reproduction of the Schlorwagen.

The following site has contact info for the group that ran the design-classic-cars website back when it used to have real info about classic cars if anybody wants to try to track them down. Its the older German address on the page.

http://whois.domaintools.com/enwikip...lassic-cars.de
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Thanks Mike -- I found an archived version of the web page, but there is only one picture, there:
I'm going to keep digging!
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Fahrtwind ROFL

A more accurate translation is 'airflow' Literal translation is 'travelling wind'.

How useful. We will have a lot of fun with that one.

We must improve our rear fahrtwind.

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