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27th February 1928. Back views of an English invention capable of being used as a car, boat and plane. Showing are a tail fin, rudder and propeller. It also has two wings which can fold back and another propeller at the front. (London Express/Getty Images)
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If you wondered why the Zeppelin seemed a reasonable method of transportation.
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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Fid wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:17 pm If you wondered why the Zeppelin seemed a reasonable method of transportation.
Once you ditch hydrogen for helium…
Zeppelins could make a comeback with this solar-powered airship cargo mover

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https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech ... d-airship/ for the details (still vaporware).
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I suspect the designer of that airship thing used to watch Thunderbirds as a kid.

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The 60s era Thunderbird 2 design still looks more elegant than that airship monstrosity, however.
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But boy howdy would I have bought passage to the pole? FUCK YEAH!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_127_Gr ... ght_(1931)
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The new trend of conversion to electric:

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See: http://oz-motors.com/
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The sides are leather. :coolspecs:
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Ah, you finally found the right thread? :twisted:
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Peugeot 1925.
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Witness wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:08 am Image

The sides are leather. :coolspecs:
I WANT!
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No. Not steam powered.

Like all these goddamned things, it burns something.

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shemp wrote: Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:41 am
Witness wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:08 am Image

The sides are leather. :coolspecs:
I WANT!
I can picture it~~~~~

Shemp in said automobile with one perhaps two blonde floozies' and his "boys" in the back. All armed to the gills with Thompson machine guns dressed in pin-striped suits drinking boot leg hooch. Not the cheap shit made using car radiators but the good stuff from Cuba.

In Florida of course.
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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Of course! We'd go down the street nice and slow, so everyone can see my importance, and I'd toss silver dollars to the little ragamuffins and make them happy.
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Fid wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:18 pm In Florida of course.
The picture was taken in Key Largo. :mrgreen:





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Witness wrote: Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:53 am
Fid wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:18 pm In Florida of course.
The picture was taken in Key Largo. :mrgreen:





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Wooooooeeee! She's a real beauty, I'd love to get inside her and ride her hard and fast!

And the girl's not bad either.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
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People are shitting themselves to death
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But even when their kids are starvin'
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Wait, I like this view better:

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↑ Says the guy who posted Himmler's Kübelwagen or something like that. :roll:





Full retro sweet (for the time) ride:

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:mrgreen:
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Do not want.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
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People are shitting themselves to death
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It may have looked ok in the water with the wheels submerged, but when you drove it down the street, people would point and laugh and call you an idiot. And rightly so.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
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Freedom from choice
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People are shitting themselves to death
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But even when their kids are starvin'
They thought Trump would throw them Charmin.
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↑ You'll trigger shemp. :|





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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:18 pm Image

https://www.shorpy.com/node/25548
My father steers our 1966 Rambler Classic station wagon through Sequoia National Park's Tunnel Log in this Kodachrome slide I took on our summer vacation in July 1967. ...
A sweet ride for the kids in the back.

The proper comparison is not with the Corvette, but with one of today's sport fertility vehicles. :)
Igotta tell ya, that really catches my eye. I'm glad they didn't spoil it with a Low Bridge warning.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:35 am What's so funny?

The Corvette was a sweet ride. :p
Not the car, the blather.





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Buick Flamingo with rotating front seat, 1961.
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Jean Bugatti standing next to his Bugatti Royale, one of seven built (1932).
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Paul Arzens' electric cabriolet, Paris, 1940 – 41.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Eclectic.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.