Cars of the future - 1948

bit of a fixation with airplanes, i'd say

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+19 1. dave9191 commented 13 years ago

I wouldn't mind that 3 wheeler for parking in central London.
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+5 2. vidlaa commented 13 years ago

Where's the lights? xD
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+6 3. banzemanga commented 13 years ago

Was their idea to simplify driver's license into one? So that car and plane drivers would not have to get different licenses? :x
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+10 4. burnerboy commented 13 years ago

#2 they look like they're behind a cover
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+10 5. loscohones commented 13 years ago

it uses a hot air baloon as an airbag >:)
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+5 6. Rigel commented 13 years ago

pffft liar
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+5 7. AstonMartin commented 13 years ago

ooo i love the old days
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+16 8. Slap_chop_ninja commented 13 years ago

I do actually like these kind of cars a lot. Definitely beats the sterile unimaginative designs we have today.
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+5 9. irishgek commented 13 years ago

I why dont cars just have 4 small wheels and lower down like a plane , just strong enough to lift the car a inch and move it side ways for parking ...

And from wiki love this

"Magnesium alloy wheels, or "mag wheels", are sometimes used on racing cars, in place of heavier steel or aluminium wheels, for better performance." 1948 they had that lol but the best part

"Magnesium wheels are flammable and have been banned in some forms of motorsport in the UK" << SOME ?? Lovely
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+5 10. whowhatme commented 13 years ago


Buy a Reliant Rialto :-)
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+2 11. max2000 commented 13 years ago

i'd say back then you knew the ppl by name, ie designers (Pinninfarina): fashion tells now it's a team working behind any o'those concepts, 2be. how 'bout small metal Majorette's or Matchbox's, or Hotwheels's, or Bburago's wud they keep up w/them :x
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+2 12. YetiGrowl commented 13 years ago

looks like a cartoon character
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-4 13. YoArgentino commented 13 years ago

This prove americans never understood car design.
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+3 14. ranger98 commented 13 years ago

Pros for the first car: Smallest turning radius, easy to park, fits 4 people, good pick up and it has jacks for lifting the car. :)

The con: Changing the tyres in case of a puncture.
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+1 15. burnerboy commented 13 years ago

#14 you've said it has jacks in for lifting the car. how can the con be chinging tyres incase of a puncture. look how easy it is at 0:31
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+5 16. ranger98 commented 13 years ago

#15 Removing the front wheel is fine. But how will the back wheels come off? There is no space on the body work.
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+3 17. burnerboy commented 13 years ago

#16 having a guess, once the car is jacked up the suspension would drop enough to get to all the nuts on the wheel. if not, leave the handbrake off and the wheel could be rotated to get to the other nuts...
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+3 18. Goror commented 13 years ago

i want one....
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+3 19. makbeth commented 13 years ago

Its interesting, this was made not long after the invention of the jet engine. I imagine around that time planes were what computers are today, the most rapidly advancing technology of the day. What if they were to make a video today about cars of the future?

...autopilot gps :(|)
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+2 20. Bream73 commented 13 years ago

"whats the trouble Gary? Oh oh, a modern Frankenstein" Bwahahaha!