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Old 06-05-2014, 12:19 PM   #1131 (permalink)
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Yeah, just about a perfect beauty all around in terms of craft and design. ...but isn' that a Bently badge? I guess it gave them a laugh.

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Another Ray Russel design, apparently, this one built using Ford parts and an original fiberglass body in 1953. Note how, unlike the steel/chrome bumpers becoming common at the time, this bumper is integrated into the side fenders. It suggests contemporary bumber covers and i would imagine it was modestly better in terms of aerodynamics, no?



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I believe this one was student-built and sponsored by Bentley.
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Yeah, just about a perfect beauty all around in terms of craft and design. ...but isn' that a Bently badge? I guess it gave them a laugh.
It is a Bentley. The rest are what they are labeled also (last 2 are aston martins). Read more
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I would love to take some of these and add a motorcycle engine and drive them on the street. I wish!!!


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2nd, and probably pretty easy to add an engine up front.

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I was describing an idea to someone here, that involved surfboards and trampoline netting to make an updated Tropfenwagen. The Nissan entry is exactly that:


The Bentley entry is interesting. Those look like quarter-elliptic leaf axles, with a pushrod springing setup:


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integrated bumper/aero

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Another Ray Russel design, apparently, this one built using Ford parts and an original fiberglass body in 1953. Note how, unlike the steel/chrome bumpers becoming common at the time, this bumper is integrated into the side fenders. It suggests contemporary bumber covers and i would imagine it was modestly better in terms of aerodynamics, no?



Many production rear bumpers had exposed outer edges that did catch air,especially in crosswinds,and this integrated bumper would address that drag by default.
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Many production rear bumpers had exposed outer edges that did catch air,especially in crosswinds...
Not to mention the hose on a gas pump. I saw a pump jerked right off the island —— gas and sparks everywhere.

That's why they have those big shutoff switches at the station now. It must have happened more than once.

EDIT: I was emptying an old trunk and found the 19880409 Autoweek magazine. The cover car was the Bertone/Lambrogini Genesis. Site Search doesn't show a previous mention, so here:

http://www.google.com/images?q=1988+Bertone+Genesis/

The butterfly doors allow a driprail that would be awkward (like a chopped top) with conventional doors.

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