Filed under: Motion Pictures
There is a sound reason why a ’32 Ford looks “faster” than a Model T from only a few years earlier: Streamlining. An attempt at an aerodynamically efficient design to lessen wind resistance, with the often pleasant side effect of a car that looks graceful and dynamic when its sitting still. This pre-war pursuit of cheating the wind for greater speed is what eventually gave hot rods the dropped axle, the channeled body and the chopped top. Streamlining was Style and Purpose, Form and Function. Sounds like the same thing we pursue with our own cars nearly 80 years later – Making em’ look better and go faster!
Now about that elevated 120 mph super highway…