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1953 Showcar Identify

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by indy88, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    Over the weekend I bought a program from the 1953 Indianapolis Auto show. This picture was in it without any kind of caption or identification. Anybody know anything about this car?
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  2. eaglebeak
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    Ah yes, it appears to be the original Penisaurus Rex.
    Comes in many different lengths and colors.
    Black ones are the longest.
     
  3. Anderson
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    That woman is in clear violation of the Do Not Touch policy. I demand she be apprehended and submitted to a strip search.
     
  4. shooter54
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    you sure about that? she's probably 80-something now:D
     
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  5. Its definitely an odd ball.
     
  6. Bruce Lancaster
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    Not a car; that is the prototype of the famous Howard Hughes brassier, and the young lady is slithering down into it.
     
  7. propwash
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    I've seen pics of the car - but my memory fails to come up with an ID - obviously a custom - pretty sure those are Zephyr grille pieces. Could be Link trainer for a Lockheed F-80 or a tubal lenticular obfuscator - ¿quien sabe?

    dj
     
  8. Bruce Lancaster
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    It reminds me of a 3-wheeler that was presented as a car of the future in the 1970's... it was at Hershey this year.
     
  9. It looks like she is standing on the floor under the shell of the vehicle. I don't think it has a chassis under it.
     
  10. R Pope
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    I seem to recall it being a rear engined 3 wheeler, but the builder escapes me. There was a writeup in the old little rod books way back, but I don't have it any more.
     
  11. crash11049
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    Looks like the same to me, but still no name for it
     
  12. BeatnikPirate
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    I don't know about the car but the babe looks like "Dagmar", for whom Cadillac bumpers were named.
     

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  13. indy88
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    That's it, looks like the picture was taken in the same location, first picture is better.
     
  14. indy88
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    indy88
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    That's the car.
     

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