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Old 04-07-2018, 07:58 PM   #2691 (permalink)
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A little less extreme than you guys, but...
Back when that car first came out my co-worker's cousin had one of those.

I don't know if it was the car or his good looks and confidence, but he got laid a lot by some beautiful women.

Not in the car though, way too small for that.

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Two solutions to rear sightlines:


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Something I have noticed about the vehicles posted in this thread - they can often fall into two groups:

1) The body shape is low drag and it "ignores" the wheels / suspension

2) The overall vehicle is low drag and integrates the wheels and / or the ground plane is assumed in the design.
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Something I have noticed about the vehicles posted in this thread - they can often fall into two groups:

1) The body shape is low drag and it "ignores" the wheels / suspension

2) The overall vehicle is low drag and integrates the wheels and / or the ground plane is assumed in the design.
We have several sub-categories to the ones listed above.

The well intention but fails in the details, if they only went the extra mile.

A single aspect of the design works, again if they only went the extra mile.

The thread has been expanded to include heroic efforts even if they failed.

Lots of "Consolation Prizes" awarded in other words.

http://mostdece.blogspot.com/2017/10...7-wrap-up.html

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Bochum's car also had some surprisingly crude aerodynamic modifications on the rear end. I'd seen these in photos after their wind tunnel trip, but I assumed that they'd have a more refined version installed for the race...
The angle of the rear wheel strakes does more than cover over the width of the rear wheel (from what I can tell).

Very interesting, also reminds me of a recent discussion involving a 1959 Buick or something.

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The angle of the rear wheel strakes does more than cover over the width of the rear wheel (from what I can tell).

Very interesting, also reminds me of a recent discussion involving a 1959 Buick or something.
1961 Oldsmobile?

SUN11 is the only example I've seen of a high-momentum mud flap (upper left)



...and is opposite to the (what I call) Bonnevette:



It formed a diverging duct. The #11's upswept tail may have been a little too aggressive.
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We have several sub-categories to the ones listed above.

The well intention but fails in the details, if they only went the extra mile.

A single aspect of the design works, again if they only went the extra mile.

The thread has been expanded to include heroic efforts even if they failed.
How about a category of inadvertent aero? Witness


Just A Car Guy: a bus I've never seen or heard of before which hauled along a dune buggy I haven't heard of either... 1962 Streamline Travel Car and Fiber Jet Cobra

Time attack motorhome! Imagine the downforce on that diverter. Around back it has an inadvertent box cavity with Faschenfeld tearing edges, spoiled by the solid half-wall, but not the ladder.

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1961 Oldsmobile?
Yes, you are right, 1961 has the fins below, the 1959 Buick has the fins above.

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Just A Car Guy: Labourdette skiffs

I don't know if it's aerodynamic, but it looks like they gave it their best shot.
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Just A Car Guy: Labourdette skiffs

I don't know if it's aerodynamic, but it looks like they gave it their best shot.
It reminds me of those simplified line sketches of famous cars.

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