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Old 01-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #521 (permalink)
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The winning part is watching them scatter like roaches when a light comes on. Then I stop and find something else to do until I notice they are back; then I commence mowing again.

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Is that the 'Winning' part?
Isn't this the new acoustic cannon the D.O.D.has been testing at Aberdeen? Instead of dropping jellied hydrocarbons onto people,they just turn people into jelly!
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I'd like to hear how that Bug sounds.
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Other than the silly exhaust, I must say that is a gorgeous Beatle! Lots of nice touches to it
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aerohead -- It's been a while since we find ourselves in the same thread. Have you looked at the Messerschmitt thread?

b23 -- Venetian blinds? OK. Air scoops? An Herrod Helper would be more effective. Chrome wheels? almost stock. Pop-out windows? Want.

I'm glad I wound up with Shantung Gold instead of chrome yellow. And the white detailing on the chrome wheels is Plasti-Dip.
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Wow, Colani designed the Porsche 959.


Possibly the least radical thing he ever did but that explains those rear fender air scoops. Apparently Porsche added the lower front scoops at the last minute, which explains the mismatch. That makes it an "interesting aerodynamic car".
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Interesting how that information is missing from the English version of Colani's bio. And from the English version of the 959 page.

I'll have to dig back into "Excellence Was Expected" to see if Ludwigsen mentions Colani at all.

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It looked like the image below, more odd like his style.

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FYI: I'm trying to dig up more information here:
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aerohead -- It's been a while since we find ourselves in the same thread. Have you looked at the Messerschmitt thread?

b23 -- Venetian blinds? OK. Air scoops? An Herrod Helper would be more effective. Chrome wheels? almost stock. Pop-out windows? Want.

I'm glad I wound up with Shantung Gold instead of chrome yellow. And the white detailing on the chrome wheels is Plasti-Dip.
At Edward's AFB,my roommate's girlfriend's older sister's boyfriend had one.It was in running condition,and the couple would 'take-off' in it.I never rode in it.I did get to sit inside one in Tokyo in 1998 out 'Trash Island'.
In the 1950s,if you bought a Cadillac the dealer gave you a Messerschmitt gratis.
Fun little grocery-getter!
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The 1L's granddaddy:


It's .15 Cd yet sure doesn't conform to "template"...

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