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Old 02-12-2015, 11:50 PM   #1411 (permalink)
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And I thought my car's headlights were low.

The 1969 Toyota EX-II [reverse trike] concept predates Syd Meade's New Urban Car concept by one year.


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I am sure production cars would have had pop up lights, though these would be good in the fog.

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2011 Porsche 929 concept

ran across this.Apologize if it's been covered before
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I hadn't seen the 929 concept before. It doesn't look very Porsche-like.

Any theory about the partial wheel skirts?
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It doesn't look very crash friendly towards pedestrians.
It has more cutting options than a well stuffed food processor.
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I really don't know a thing about them.If I'd attended Art School of Design or something,I might have some insight into what motivates some stylists to do what they do.
After 1973 I became a young fuddy-duddy.I can't experience passion when I look at cars,considering some of the ramifications of cars in motion.The global community has paid a lofty price for aesthetes and their whimsical creations.
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It doesn't look very crash friendly towards pedestrians.
It has more cutting options than a well stuffed food processor.
Yes,the Kyocera ceramic knife cameras are especially appealing.
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I really don't know a thing about them.If I'd attended Art School of Design or something,I might have some insight into what motivates some stylists to do what they do.
I was looking for speculation on whether they spin (easy) or are fixed (hard to do) and why they don't face the same way in the airflow. And I didn't point to the wheelwell arch extensions that would prevent the car rolling on turns or navigating potholes. My money is on a student that doesn't consider that vehicles are supposed to move through the environment. IRL pedestrians would have to throw themselves onto those mirrors.

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Passion vs caring? The Mitsubishi i-MiEV proposal looks much like our old friend The Template.

Since the mid-60s I've preferred car shows to destruction derbies. The last destruction derby I attended all the other drivers had it in for a white '48 Studebaker 4-door. It made me ill.

"The global community has (also) paid a lofty price for" economic shortsightedness.

They had no idea these VW vans would be worth 50-100 thou apiece in 2015

Speaking of Interesting Aerodynamic Cars, here's the So-Cal Plating shop truck:


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-southern-california-plating-company.html

TIL it has Woodlite headlights buried in the front apron. And that's the very first DuVall windshield. Nine pictures at the link.


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