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Old 07-30-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default 1923 Voisin C6



Continuing with the Mullin Museum's race car collection, I stumbled upon the weirdest one of them all down at the end of isle. I hope this one provides some inspiration for hot rod cues. I dig the das...

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Continuing with the Mullin Museum's race car collection, I stumbled upon the weirdest one of them all down at the end of isle. I hope this one provides some inspiration for hot rod cues. I dig the das...

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Thats a real Mad max lookin' piece of machinery there.
Well except its not built from junk.

very cool piece of history.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1923 Voisin C6

Those guys were truely "form follows function" types. There was a Voisin coupe at Meadowbrook this year. Love em.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1923 Voisin C6

Nice photos JB.

This was an Andre Lefebvre designed car as was the Citroen DS.
Follow this link to learn more and compare the two cars side by side.

www.switchimage.org/Lefebvre_1_E.html
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
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wild!
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:23 PM   #7
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Andre Lefebvre designed the car, not Gabriel.

side note, all the cars were destroyed. The car on display probably belongs to Philip Moch, or was his. He recreated the car from scratch.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:27 PM   #8
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The hokey propeller actually drives the water pump if I'm not mistaken. Very unique and out of the box. Do a image search on Voisin and you see they made lots of interesting cars.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:42 PM   #9
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Here is a good write up on the designer:

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:47 PM   #10
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:07 PM   #11
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i dig the mechanical brakes and linkage!
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:57 PM   #12
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Yes please......
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:00 PM   #13
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Default Re: 1923 Voisin C6

I saw this at the Monterey Historics maybe ten years ago, and felt like I was observing an alien spacecraft. I thought -- and still think -- that it's a wonderfully imaginative, and really quite handsome, piece of automotive design.

I was going to point out that this one is a replica, and that the propellor drives the water pump, but I see that others have beat me to it.

Thanks for showing this!
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:23 PM   #14
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That is one amazing piece of machinery!
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #15
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I bet those guys could have made a killer bread truck.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:01 PM   #16
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Default Re: 1923 Voisin C6

Lots of ideas there. The pic with the driver put it all in perspective for me. 1923,hard to believe,Cat
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:03 PM   #17
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Great Shots Kurtis and Fur Biscuit!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:07 PM   #18
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Default Re: 1923 Voisin C6

The aero version with fenders looks really cool too.

( one of the originals, but with front fenders )

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Old 07-30-2010, 05:25 PM   #19
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Default Re: 1923 Voisin C6

I'm not sure if I think it's drop-dead gorgeous or catastrophically ugly. All I know is I love it. Something about it just speaks to me.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:33 PM   #20
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It looks like a furnace with wheels.
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