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Things with wheels that are cool

Discussion in 'Car Culture' started by Andrew, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Andrew

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    1947 Chevrolet Fleetline
     
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  3. Milos

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    I dunno if this has been posted yet but oh well :D
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    Brilliant find m8. Obrigado :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Kenzo Schmitz

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    How about this one :) :
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    Cool! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Andrew

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    Completed in 1953, in time for the January 1954 Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the Firebird I holds the distinction of being the first gas turbine car unveiled in the United States (Chrysler’s first turbine-powered car debuted to the public a couple months later, in March 1954). Power came from a GM-designed GT-302 Whirlfire Turbo-Power gas turbine engine, which utilized a two-stage design incorporating both a gasifier section and a power section. Unlike a jet airplane, which uses thrust for propulsion, the Firebird concepts relied upon this thrust to drive a power turbine, which in turn was linked to a transmission that powered the driven rear wheels. Output was rated at an impressive 370 horsepower, once the gasifier turbine spooled to 26,000 RPM and the power turbine was spinning at a more relaxed 13,000 RPM. Like a conventional piston engine, idle speed of the GT-302 engine was considerably lower, but in this case that’s a relative term, as the gasifier turbine still spun at 8,000 RPM.

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  10. Andrew

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    Sadly I can only post one video at a time, so here is the second for the Firebird 1.
     
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    This video shows another GM Firebird. Version 3. A must see m8's.

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  13. Andrew

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    And here you can see how * IT * works on Mars---->


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    The Egoista EM 01 ST Is A £6500 180mph Crowd-Funded Open Wheel Race Car For The Road

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    "We’ve become a bit bored of supercar start ups. Gone are the days when a bloke called Dave could knock together a world beater in his shed by chucking a big engine under some poorly-welded metal, attaching four wheels and slapping a price tag on it. These days there are so many safety regulations and emissions tests and countless other hoops to jump through, so Dave slings a cheap and easy LS motor under the awkwardly assembled bodywork before disappearing when the true scale of creating a modern supercar becomes apparent.

    That’s where Egoista comes in. The manufacturer, backed by Fisker Automotive co-founder Gianfranco Pizzuto, has created an IndieGoGo crowdfunding page to make its environmentally friendly road car that looks like a Formula 1 car a reality.

    But here’s the real kicker: the price of the final product. The finished car will start from just $9999 (£6400); that gets you all the kit to build the electric car in your garage, while $15,000 (£9500) gets you the hybrid car kit, which packs a motorcycle engine for extra oomph and aural pleasure. You can also stump up a little more moolah for a fully assembled car.

    Simply put, for the price of a second hand hatchback you could have a road-legal single-seater with a top speed in excess of 180mph and a 0-62mph sprint time of just three seconds.

    If you support the project with your hard-earned cash, the rewards range from posters to parties, and even a pair of socks. Want to buy one? $850 pre-orders an unassembled kit, while $1500 puts your name down for a fully built vehicle. Two people already have. If you’re feeling really flash, $10,000 gets you an EM 01 ST racing simulator; you’ll be sent the full car, sans engine, with three television screens and a gaming wheel attached to the car.

    If everything goes to plan, deliveries will be made in June next year. Here’s hoping it lives up to its potential, because the final product looks like hilarious fun."


    <You can watch some videos here>


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    @Dennis Phelan Nice find m8.
    And as always,here it is, Ron Berry's custom VW Bulli, moving around ----->
     
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    Ron Berry's collection. All hand made by himself. Worth watching m8's.

     
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    1956 Buick Centurion

    In his first car design, a young Chuck Jordan entered Motorama with style. The Buick Centurion featured an electric razor-like front grill and deeply recessed headlight pods. Aside from the transparent roof, the most outstanding design feature was the television camera mounted in the rear, which relayed a picture to a screen on the dashboard to replace the rear view mirror. Another feature was a dial in the center of the steering wheel which controlled the gear selections for the transmission. The Buick Centurion with its two tone paint made a dashing entrance for a future V.P. of Design.
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    1954 Mercedes-Benz "Blue Wonder" carrying a 1955 300 SLR

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