I’m sure you have nothing to worry about in Atlanta.
That’s like one or two days every… 3 or 4 years… and of course, I’m not in a 1940s college fraternity.
Not responsible for Isettas left unattended on campus.
When I searched on “Dymaxion” all the others looked like the one you’ve included, but the one I put in there seemed funny.
Or think of the things lowriders could do with them.
The 3rd car shown is the Tasco prototype, it’s on display in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Indiana
The enduring feature that is still with us from this car is the “T-Top” roof with removable panels.
The 1st car looks like a precursor of the Davis Divan Davis Divan - Wikipedia
The second car is the one that they didn’t really give any detail about.
I thought I recognized it, but neither name rang a bell. That name turned up a lot more imagery. Love it!
Luke Skywalker’s speeder is descended from a British three wheeler though.
Yes! My family and I went to that exhibit too – The Allure of the Automobile. I’m not a car guy, but I love innovative design. The car that made me swoon was the 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia.
So art deco, that one!
I had a colleague in England in the 80s who could never resist pushing on any Robin we walked past to make it rock.
W/r to the Isetta, microcars were very big in Italy in the 1950s. Slightly more practical is the Vespa 400; Kristin Bell drove one around the interior of the the Guggenheim in one movie.
Another more recent microcar that never went into production (but should have!) was Ed Roth’s Surfite:
I used to go to car shows with my dad in the 1960s, the mix of fantastic concept cars and wacky Kustom Kulture fare was much more fun than the more-practical designs in modern car shows.
That is such a cool car. As they say: the French follow no one and no one follows the French. The only thing that could top it was the SM, and yes that’s probably what it stood for.
With close competition from the E-type Jag, I think the DS was possibly the most beautiful mass production car ever made.
The cover of that book has an inset of a DS with no wheels. Utterly sci-fi futuristic, in any era, even today.
@Lot_49 The SM was a valiant attempt to do it again, but fell just slightly short.
The Citroen DS, with hydropneumatic suspension, had the ability to raise one wheel independently so you could change a wheel without a jack (or drive on three wheels, not recommended). My uncle had one, very cool car. You could select various ride heights up to about 12 inches, there were a pair of driving lights that turned with the wheels. I see someone has posted Jay Leno’s video on the DS, worth looking at if you have even a passing interest in cars
Th’ license plate says PEA
The first Detroit Auto Show I attended featured a Phantom Corsair, AKA The Flying Wombat. When I saw it, I fell in love. Sudden soft music, floating hearts, soft-focus edges, the whole shebang. No one and nothing else existed, just me and that streamlined beauty.
I was about his age, and wonder if his experience was similar.
It’s funny how futuristic looking things that are supposed to happen in the future end up not looking very futuristic at all when the Future finally arrives.
Not counting the 1958 Mercury Monterey of course