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Old 06-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #381 (permalink)
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Great catch, Phil. A 4-cylinder mid engine vs the 2-cylinder front engine of the LM64. The Matra had a midengine V12!
I'll bet that puppy had a sweet note! I used to sell flowers on street corners for a buck an hour in Woodland Hills,Calif,when in junior high school.Every once in awhile,a Maserati would drive by with that 12-cyl sound.They could really go.'bet the Matras was a riot!

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #382 (permalink)
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I took about 200 photos at this years "Eyes On Design" car show.

This was one of the more interesting ones.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #383 (permalink)
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This one was cool too.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #384 (permalink)
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The FLA looks template worthy.
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This one-off garnished some attention.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:45 PM   #385 (permalink)
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I took about 200 photos at this years "Eyes On Design" car show.

This was one of the more interesting ones.
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AutoWeek or Automobile magazine referred to the Stout Scarab as the world's first minivan.Really nice shots,thanks!
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The Stout Scarab doesn't fit the template, but then the rear engine and cooling exhaust is unconventional, so obviously it has better aero drag than most cars.

The piece of history that we are dancing around is that the mid 30's is when paved highways were becoming more common, which makes it obvious that aerodynamic drag is a very important issue.

The two "solutions" to high drag is either streamlining or a bigger engine -- elegant design or brute force. We need elegant design for efficiency.
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The Stout Scarab doesn't fit the template..........
That is my thinking too, but also consider that in "plan view" it fits better than most car's side profiles.
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How about the Alfa Romeo 6C 2800 Aerodynamica Spider? Someone posted a random photo of it on another web site I frequent, and I felt compelled to track it down.

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It was evidently a development by a couple of Eastern European brothers, made in parallel with an official Alfa racing car with a possible sports car derivative.

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:53 AM   #390 (permalink)
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Alfa Romeo tipo 163D
Some images of a crude scale model:
1941 AR tipo 163 16C 7 Sc43 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Some better ones of the same model:[ 1941 ] Alfa Romeo Tipo 163 16C Prototipo Berlinetta ( 1/43 ) | Alfa Romeo Modelcar Museum


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At all angles and details I have concluded; the front wheel coverings must be able to pivot and turn with the front wheels, otherwise this car can only run in a straight line.

In addition, I suspect the front radiator must discharge under the car, because I see no other vents, and with the front wheels block venting through the wheels wells (how the current 911/Boxster does it).

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