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The American Sports Car Company- TASCO

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. How's about the possibility of his "investors" requiring some of the design elements, and the result is what we see as a design by committee?

    There's probably a back story that has been lost to time.
  2. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    If I remember my history on the TASCO, Gordon Buehrig wound up pretty much covering the near total costs of development of the project out of his pocket! From outside design/construction ( body panels formed by coachbuilder Derham in Pa.) to mechanical help.

    We're lookin at this thing from sixtytwo years gone, but ya have to consider when it first broke cover, most people hadn't been able to purchase a new vehicle in close to a decade, and had never heard the term ''sports car'' Too, the "Jet-Age" was jus getting started, and anything that looked like '' aeronautical '' was new and ''interesting '' I don't think the Jag, MG or early Alfa bunch was their target demo.

    " Life ain't no Disney movie "
  3. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    I've seen worse. :eek:

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  4. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Sorta like some of the threads on the HAMB lately...:D
  5. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,843

    from Quincy, IL

    My thoughts exactly..............:)

  6. jms
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 87

    from Chicago IL

    > We see this all the time with customs;
    > think Joe Bailon's "Scoopy" '58 Impala.

    What I want to know is why a google image search on:

    Joe Bailon's "Scoopy"

    brings up a bunch of porn.
  7. Pete Fox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
    Posts: 101

    Pete Fox
    from Belgium

    The doors and push buttons looks like Lincoln Continental!
  8. oldskoolflyer13
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 274


    Interesting at best....kinda makes me think George Barris in a way...kinda pre-batmobile. I dont know whats more embarrassing building something like that (which looks like its missing machine guns) or completely botching the national anthem....not to say any names.......Christina Aguilera.
  9. Steve Hedke
    Joined: Sep 28, 2005
    Posts: 74

    Steve Hedke

    Servicemen came back from the UK well after VE day. I knew a C119 pilot who brought home an MG-TD in his plane. But aside from that, the guys who wanted an American sports car just built their own, as they had been doing since the late '20's.

    What would have been interesting is someone building speedsters to order much the way shops do them now. Buehrig worked for a bodybuilder before WW2. Suppose he had become the first George Barris, Chip Foose or Boyd Coddington? Instead of this deal being a prototype for production, could he have had a business building one offs to order in the late '40s?
  10. Well, the drawings look good. It looks like a deranged WWII plane.
  11. I'd rather look at the porn. Less pornographic.
  12. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,501

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    Theres a 50's Ford flatbed sitting in a local junkyard that says TASCO just above the grille
  13. Pridesman
    Joined: Jan 23, 2010
    Posts: 35

    from Texas

    never hear GM "stealing" the roof design for the did that turn out?

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