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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50Fraud, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Just ran across an outstanding website focused on automotive design and illustration, with an emphasis on streamlining. Its owner is Walter P. Miller, the auto literature dealer whose ads you've seen in Hemmings forever:

    Edit: Oops, forgot the address -- http://www.moaaad.org/

    If you're a student of automotive styling and aerodynamics with a vintage spin, check this out!!

    <http://www.moaaad.org/>
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    I particularly like this page. According to the accompanying text, this is a forecast of design developments for 1940, written in a 1930 magazine:

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  2. JeffreyJames
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    What was that website again. I did not see it listed. And thanks.
     
  3. 50Fraud
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    Edited the original post to add the address.
     
  4. raaf
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    this is great.

    check out ==>museum galleries==>streamlining history

    good stuff thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. 50Fraud
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    Thanks for the tip. I had looked at that section, but hadn't gone all the way through it. Good thing I did; I found the original taildragger:

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    A Bluto car:

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    A really early illustration by Art Fitzpatrick, who created the gorgeous AF/VK Pontiac ad art of the '60s:

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    ...and a picture taken at your local friendly Lakester and Movie Car Dealer:

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  6. 38pickup
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    WOW, great stuff thanks.
     
  7. raffman
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    I've been to their place in Syracuse, they buy and sell all kinds of automotive literature. Packed to the ceilings.
     
  8. Bumpstick
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    Thank GOD this never happened!! -stick

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  9. Bluto
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    The BMW wasn't mine it was built by the ONS and BMW owned it since the war

    Funny thing is ............. this was mine :)

    Thank you that's a photo of the car I didn't have
     

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  10. 50Fraud
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    I wasn't being literal. I knew you had owned BMWs and Veritas that were similar to this car. Actually, I went to work for BMW in Munich in 1960, and this car was displayed in a special BMW showroom in the center of town, along with some racing bikes.

    The "Thunderbowl Comet" is wonderful. Was there a real Thunderbowl? Did the Comet actually run on it, or was it just a display?
     
  11. Bluto
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    The car was built of a Jimmy Stewart movie ''Speed''

    Yes Thunder was a race track the car was used to promo the track

    AND a bunch of other stuff.

    The movie is owned by Ted Turner I got a private screening once....

    Dumb movie but great cars..........

    There is an ONS car in the US somewhere'

    It had been really "fixed-up'' with 40 ford headlights and such..... so changed that Tom Mc Hill called it a Maserati
     
  12. SuperFleye
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    Great site! I love old concept cars!!!
     
  13. Zerk
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    Thanks for the link! Knocked my socks off.
     
  14. Burny
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  15. Just had a little late night class with my Nephew.
    He loved it.
    The Buckminster stuff really got his head spinning.
    There may be hope for him yet.
     

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