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Old 12-17-2015, 11:12 PM   #1791 (permalink)
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:12 PM   #1792 (permalink)
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The echos inside that bus are probably horrendous, too.
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I saw some folks that were living in a neat little tour bus in the 70s or 80s. Wish I could remember the name of it.

Bigger than a VW camper, it was egg shaped with chrome framing around the side windows and observation windows. It had a 4-cylinder diesel in the back, with dual rear tires and the shotgun seat folded up to allow ingress/egress.

Ring any bells?

They were struggling to hang curtains in that thing.
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1935 Büssing-NAG 375T: Omnibuses (intercity coaches) were streamlined - the Autobahn programme required a new type of bodywork with low drag co-efficient, allowing for higher speeds and modest fuel consumption.

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Old 12-22-2015, 12:21 PM   #1796 (permalink)
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I saw some folks that were living in a neat little tour bus in the 70s or 80s. Wish I could remember the name of it.

Bigger than a VW camper, it was egg shaped with chrome framing around the side windows and observation windows. It had a 4-cylinder diesel in the back, with dual rear tires and the shotgun seat folded up to allow ingress/egress.

Ring any bells?

They were struggling to hang curtains in that thing.

Something like this...???

(It has a Corvair engine.)


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The Vixen?

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redneck -- Similar in size, but more rounded. All windows above the beltline except for the center of the roof. Inline diesel like the Vixen.

NeilBlanchard -- Similar engine, but it was a tour bus (being used as a camper), not a camper as such. The entry door at the right front had a flip-down seat cushion in the stairwell. I recall it was imported through Florida.

Almost wish I hadn't remembered, but it was cool. Maybe hypnotic regression would recover it.
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One of the highlights of the 1948 Paris Motor Show was found on the Panhard stand. Based on the Panhard Dyna, the Dynavia was designed to penetrate the air very efficiently. With a drag figure of 0.26, the design criteria were more than met. Powered by the same two cylinder engine as the Dyna, the Dynavia's top speed was 20 km/h higher (18%) as a result of that low drag figure.
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The incredible aerodynamic body shape, with better properties even than today’s carefully profiled cars, meant that its consumption was startlingly low (less than 3.5 litres per 100 km (67.2 mpg).










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