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Tumble machine!
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Goodyear molded the tires in specialized molds, then heated them to 250 degrees. The end result was a tire which was built more like a thick mesh net. They were tubeless tires even and performed well up to 65 MPH.

The problems turned up in rain or when braking hard. Any skateboarder can tell you what a hard sideways slide does to urethane wheels. You get a flat spot where it melts.

The tires also had one other negative effect. They were so distracting, other drivers stopped driving or worse, drove through stop lights when they debuted them.
Over the top. :P
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↑ Color & form of a soap bar. :mrgreen:





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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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But none of them fly!
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I’d be worried that Mario would come and jump on it
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It's a computer rendering from a black original, I gather.
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The quintessential boat
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Needs more camber.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:51 pm 1959 Cadillac.

Peak tail fins. :coolspecs:

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My family had one, in purple. We called it the purple people eater. You could fit 12 people in it. 4 adults and 8 kids
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In an accident both the steering wheel and dash would literally kill you
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robinson wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:14 pm In an accident both the steering wheel and dash would literally kill you
But easy to clean, which enhanced the resale value.


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The lack of seatbelts, headrest and non-tempered glass was all just a bonus ride into hell
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I want to die like my Dad did, peacefully in his sleep
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Not screaming in fear like his passengers
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Only two made.
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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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My wife's new Honda CRV gets 40 city, 35 highway. I'd say that's better.
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Yepper. And a fucking joy to drive.
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The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is pretty much a hybrid station wagon
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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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A Pacer and Sweet Rides do not belong in the same sentence much less the same thread.
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We're both old enough to remember that you used to have to change spark plugs.
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Good lard
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Spoiler:
The 1956 Leningrad Sport Custom
Builder: Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich
By: Arunas Racelis – AllCarIndex (publish date 2014)


This adorable two-seater sportscar is a one-of-a-kind home-made example made sometime in 1956 (or perhaps 1959..) by a citizen of Russian city Leningrad (now known as Saint-Petersburg) – Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich. Being his second or even third (according to different sources) self-built car, the Leningrad was powered by a rather powerful 3.5-liter 90hp GAZ-12 engine.

It is said that his previous car utilized a V2 engine taken from some motorcycle, while the Leningrad was able to hit a top speed on 130 km/h! It took approximately three years for A. Babich to scratch-build this marvelous automobile which he later used to travel a 2125 km distance from Simferopol, Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours. This creator was also involved in a development of tubular frame for a racing car KVN-2500S (-2500!) driven by V. Kosenkov and A. Silantev.



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Witness wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:29 am Image

Spoiler:
The 1956 Leningrad Sport Custom
Builder: Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich
By: Arunas Racelis – AllCarIndex (publish date 2014)


This adorable two-seater sportscar is a one-of-a-kind home-made example made sometime in 1956 (or perhaps 1959..) by a citizen of Russian city Leningrad (now known as Saint-Petersburg) – Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich. Being his second or even third (according to different sources) self-built car, the Leningrad was powered by a rather powerful 3.5-liter 90hp GAZ-12 engine.

It is said that his previous car utilized a V2 engine taken from some motorcycle, while the Leningrad was able to hit a top speed on 130 km/h! It took approximately three years for A. Babich to scratch-build this marvelous automobile which he later used to travel a 2125 km distance from Simferopol, Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours. This creator was also involved in a development of tubular frame for a racing car KVN-2500S (-2500!) driven by V. Kosenkov and A. Silantev.



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In the video, it looks a little shaky on the turns. You can see the rear is a bit loose and slides wide a little. But it's a beauty. Amazing he could build that in the Soviet Union. And amazing he could drive from Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours on what were probably mostly dirt roads.
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1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet