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Old 03-29-2018, 02:57 PM   #431 (permalink)
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:27 PM   #432 (permalink)
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http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018/03/steampunk-airship-art-thanks-kim-if-i.html

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Old 04-01-2018, 07:09 PM   #433 (permalink)
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:57 PM   #434 (permalink)
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That doesn't look so unaerodynamic at all.
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I mainly posted it because its Easter, and its a candy egg shaped car.
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:15 AM   #436 (permalink)
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I mainly posted it because its Easter, and its a candy egg shaped car.
Sure. But anyway, I'm still trying to guess what's its powertrain donor. CitroŽn 2CV maybe?
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It's about as aero-dirty as you could make an egg.

Fineness ratio sucks, the undercarriage is dirty, the wheels unpanted, ....and then you get to the front. The mirror arms, wipers and headlights disturb the flow; they're no golf-ball dimples. Then the tail falls away too fast (like your average Beetle).


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Surely nobody cares how aerodynamic a road roller is.
If it gets the kids to school all is fine.

That may well be a Raymond Loewy design by the way.
He was involved with International Harvester at the time.

OTOH, the ad appears to be a fake: http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/co...d_by_doris_day
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Yes, this is one of mine. The roller is hand-drawn, and I deliberately placed poor Doris teetering on the edge with no ladder or means to get down . "Series 56" was off the top of my head - and the reason that the ad is full of spurious information (vs. carefully researched facts) is that it was never intended to be a hoax, or to fool people, it was a half-hour photoshop & airbrush lark done to amuse my friends at lunchtime. It migrated off my personal facebook page; it wasn't done for the public at large. It's so obviously a joke, I can't understand why people would waste their time parsing the content, trying to find 'proof' that it's 'fake.' Kudos to those of you who chalked it up to foolishness, because that's all it was ever supposed to be - a glance and a laugh (hopefully).
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Thanks I hadn't read the comments. JACG suggested as much, it being April the First.

I'd have bet on Bruce McCall. It has an air of '58 Bulgemobile to it.

It's offtopic for the thread but the only April Fool's Day joke I liked was Porsche's:


Porsche announces Mission E Tractor

I recognize the hood line from Porsche's 3-cylinder air-cooled days.
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I recognize the hood line from Porsche's 3-cylinder air-cooled days.
Some gasoline-powered Porsche tractors had been imported to Brazil, mostly to be used in coffee plantations, because their exhaust fumes were reported to not interfere with the coffee quality as much as Diesel fumes would.

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