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Old 04-12-2020, 01:51 PM   #3421 (permalink)
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Just A Car Guy: the Bratislav Bullet, the Slovakian Speedtrain, is getting restored for Bratislava to Prague runs

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Designed and built in 1936, and decommed in 1952.

Designers made this train that could go at speeds of up to 92 mph in the late 1930s. You know, that's not much, is it? But in the last century trains reached an average speed of 42 mph
It's funny that the architecture looks less dated than the clothes, but I suppose fashion changes faster than buildings. The streamlining is dated — the stagnation point is too high. I guess there's enough weight to keep it on the tracks.

One obvious error is that it isn't a train. It's a railcar.

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Old 04-12-2020, 05:19 PM   #3422 (permalink)
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I was looking at freebeards link and saw another link, then this link.

tatra-club.com

So I checked it out and found this beauty...

1945 Tatra 87

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I know that this model has been posted many times. But this restoration was top notch.

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Old 04-12-2020, 05:25 PM   #3423 (permalink)
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I found this looking for something else. It reminds me of the M-B Bionic (boxfish) from 2005 but it was shown ten years earlier:



I.DE.A Fiat Vuscia | Concept Cars | Diseno-Art
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:34 PM   #3425 (permalink)
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I found this looking for something else. It reminds me of the M-B Bionic (boxfish) from 2005 but it was shown ten years earlier:



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Old 04-23-2020, 07:45 PM   #3426 (permalink)
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Prof. Alberto Morelli's wind tunnel work:

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In 2000,Professor Alberto Morelli,of the Torino Technical University,published 'A New Aerodynamic Approach to Advanced Automobile Basic Shapes,' in which he uses the term 'Fluid Tail.' (this SAE Paper # 2000-01-0491 was shared years ago here at EcoModder.com ) .It's available online as a printable PDF.

https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...ail-33283.html

It's interesting that Morelli's work was published in 2000, which postdates the concept car.
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Just A Car Guy: Geo Ham is well known for his racecar and airplane art. I didn't even know he also painted vans and busses

Including the Geo Ham art just to show the slide-back canopy upstairs.
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Developed for the Le Mans Prototype race. Featured regenerative brake and a front mid-engine layout, the latter of which wasn't featured on any other LM car at the time.

3 cars raced once, from the back of the grid, after failing to come within 110% of the pole position car's time.

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Here's a good report on a car I never knew much about... it. That thing.

The guy took [and re-took] the record, then quit while he was ahead.

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