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Old 09-26-2019, 12:39 PM   #3181 (permalink)
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Thanks for the post. A few years back Dark Roasted Blend stopped updating their site, so I had not seen it since. Always a favorite, I'm glad they're back. Although they don't date the pages, maybe I just forgot a lot.


Dark Roasted Blend: DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Abandoned Streamlined Three-Wheeler

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Old 09-26-2019, 02:36 PM   #3182 (permalink)
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Thanks for the post. A few years back Dark Roasted Blend stopped updating their site, so I had not seen it since. Always a favorite, I'm glad they're back. Although they don't date the pages, maybe I just forgot a lot.
Looks like a new logo too - I love weird.

Dark Roasted Blend: DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Abandoned Streamlined Three-Wheeler



That link they provided offers no information on the mysterious inclusion (far right), so I cropped it hoping someone can dig something up on it.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:47 PM   #3183 (permalink)
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I noticed that one too. I need some free time to dig deeper into the site.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:58 PM   #3184 (permalink)
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1960 Citroen DS Tissier Van
https://www.texasguntalk.com/threads...d.425/page-487


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It's a rendering by an artist called Magic-tonio. There are more on the internet, usually on French car enthusiast sites.
Compare.............................

https://slate.com/technology/2015/03...ly-solved.html

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A Mercedes-Benz Bionic concept car in 2005.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
That last link above has some interesting accusations or explanation about the Boxfish.

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A Real Drag
Mercedes-Benz modeled a car on the boxfish. Only it completely misunderstood the boxfish
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However, Mercedes-Benz may have completely misunderstood the boxfish. According to a new paper in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the company misinterpreted the fundamental hydrodynamic profile of this fish, and by logical extension, the Bionic concept car as well. The authors, researchers at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and UCLA, contend that the boxfish body shape does not particularly excel at drag reduction.* Not only that, but it actually promotes instability while swimming, rather than minimizing it. This contradicts the entire premise behind Mercedes-Benz’s bionics-driven concept car.
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:07 PM   #3185 (permalink)
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This was new to me, how did I miss it?

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by Benjamin Jones on June 23, 2009
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:38 PM   #3186 (permalink)
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I like it. Even the mural, though it's not normally my style.

The driver door could work, if it butterflies open.
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Possible Photoshop..............................

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/482025966349040536/

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Citroen HY van with a new, modern design following the beautiful DS series from the 50s and 60s!
Similar efforts here:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/830421618762487603


If they mentioned aerodynamics in the below article, then I missed it on my first skim through.

Bentley EXP 100 GT: Celebrate the Luxury of Being Driven with Autonomous Mode
CategoriesCarsPosted on September 11, 2019
https://www.designlisticle.com/bentl...tonomous-mode/




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So, here's the sketch and the photo'chop' of my Citroen Super HY. While I was at it I threw in a Panhard Van too - those never existed either!

Jens Christian Moller



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More Magic-Toni​o art.

http://forum-auto.caradisiac.com/aut...5087-14770.htm


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Actually, I am pretty sure that I learned this from Phil, right here in this forum.
I believe that it was the aerodynamic development for the 1958 Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix race car,which revealed the superior drag advantage of the all-enclosed body,in spite of the larger frontal area.
Also,Elliott G. Reid,at Stanford University,in 1935,proved the drag advantage of slab-sides,versus protruding wheels.The wheel bulges cost a 26% drag penalty,destroying an otherwise,beautifully-boat-tailed body.

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