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Old 07-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Vintage car video clips = fun!

I get so much more out of these than still pics. Propcars, sno-planes, micro-teardrops and such:








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Old 07-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool. And here is my submission, the 1938 BMW Kamm Coupe (hand built BMW reproduction). Beginning at 2:45 you will see this car in motion (very cool). Apparently, there are no known examples from the 1930s to survive:


EDIT: and here is the car in a setting where you can hear the engine noise:

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"Up to 40 mpg!"

Marketing a Renault in the USA in 1959:



Who says Google invented the self driving car, here is the 1959 Simca V8:



And a 1951 Nash Airflyte with front and rear wheel well skirts:


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