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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chaddilac, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. It is that time of the year again! :rolleyes: Anniversary of the post time, so back to the top for anyone that has not seen the picture of this contraption ever before. Sorry, Chaddilac, I just had to do it again. :D
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
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  3. wizzard23
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 733


    I think the owners were in the witness protection program. We'll never hear from them again. Oh well, too Gold Chainer for me anyway!
  4. Swiss50chevy
    Joined: Apr 30, 2009
    Posts: 557


    I dont know what it is, but that is my hometown.
  5. Hotrod95
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,136


  6. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    OMG---not again!
  7. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


    pre war space ship. Post war ones are all over craigslist...
  8. KSLeadslinger
    Joined: Nov 16, 2009
    Posts: 70


    the body does look like a early 30's body, flipped about backwards, nothing really looks like it was origionally with it...but strangly looks good together. I would love to find out what it is/was..odd in a really cool way.
  9. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,856


    Wow!! back from the dead huh PF!!!!
  10. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611


    LMAO........this shit drove us crazy the first we go again......LOL.:D
  11. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    It's like deja vu --- all over again
  12. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,856


    It's still haunting some hambers!! :D
  13. L7
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 129


    this one has haunted me a little bit too.
    I have wondered if it could be a construction type of vehicle. ??
    Anyone else seen some of the old heavy equipment cranes and different rigs with one seat ???
    need an ending to this mystery. take care- L7
  14. My first time seein it..................i reakon its someones first atempt at photoshop.......
    Proberbly some mad inventers take on a car. hes just never had time to finish the vision in his head.
  15. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    must be the anniversary again!
  16. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

    This is the first time I am seeing this, I have no idea what it is or was but damn I would love to have it!
  17. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    I guess after more than three years of
    this post running and constantly being
    resurrected on the list here, it's time to
    'fess up' and great personal risk to myself,
    finally speak out and tell the truth and
    admit what this thing really is. It's the
    remains of a prototype atomic-powered,
    single-passenger commuter car called the
    'Atomi-Tron', that was being developed
    in secret by Henway Motors Corporation
    at the behest of the U.S Government
    between 1952 and 1957. Had the project
    not been canceled after being unjustly
    ridiculed as being - quote - 'utterly
    ', 'futile' 'insanely dangerous',
    'stupid' 'total and complete lunacy' etc.
    - and top Henway management officials,
    demonized as being - quote - "corrupt",
    "morally bankrupt" - and even worse
    - branded as a "complete and utter gang of
    " - by a team of investigating
    scientists and engineers brought in by the
    government to review the project. All this too,
    just because Henway billed the government
    for a mere three billion dollars in minor
    'nickle and dime' cost overruns! If
    common sense had prevailed and the
    government had continued to finance
    further development of the 'Atomi-Tron',
    instead of canceling it like they did, the
    project might have come to fruition and
    the whole world would likely now be
    driving nuclear-powered, Henway
    Atomi-Trons...and every single one of
    them, proudly made in America too!
    But sadly, it was not to be. Instead,
    thanks to a bunch of shortsighted,
    penny-pinching bureaucrats and
    self-serving politicians acting on the
    ill-advice of a handful of so-called
    "expert" scientists and engineers,
    the government halted any further
    funding and ordered an immediate
    halt to any and all further development
    of the 'Atom-tron'! As a result, the
    U.S. lost it's world lead in automotive
    technology and the world is now
    driving "old-fashioned" 'gasoline' and
    Hondas and Toyotas....all made in

    For the initial production run, Henway had
    proposed two models of the "Atomi-Tron"
    be built - an enclosed single-passenger
    'coupe' version, intended for use in inclement
    weather, and a sporty 'roadster' version for
    use on warm, dry, sunny days. What you
    have here are the remains of the 'one of
    only one ever built
    ' Atomi-Tron' roadster
    prototype. Henway had spent most of
    three-billion dollars of government money
    just on styling and market research into
    paint colors for this magnificent automobile
    and had yet to even start work on the
    'Atomi-Trons' proposed, plutonium-fueled,
    advanced fast-breeder-type, nuclear reactor
    powerplant. The engineering challenges of
    developing this type of powerplant and
    adapting it for practical, everyday automotive
    use were and are, thanks to the government
    canceling further delelopment mostly unsolved
    and still daunting, even to this day! Notably,
    the need for the driver and any pedestrians
    and other motorists traveling within a three
    mile radius of the car having to wear
    complete body-enveloping lead suits -replete
    with gonad-protecting neutron-absorbent
    underwear too, even - to protect them from
    radiation. Then there's the inherent and
    ever-present danger of an out of control
    nuclear reaction and the subsequent nuclear
    explosion that would result, that could
    devastate large areas of the country and
    wipe out entire cities. And of course, last
    but not least, the problem of disposing of
    tons deadly nuclear waste that tens of
    thousands of Atomi-Trons on the road
    would produce annually. But Henway
    officials and engineers I'm sure were
    - and are still, even to this day - more
    than up to task of solving these minor
    challenges. And given continued,
    unlimited government funding, it's a
    near certainty that many of these
    niggling and truly, really just 'nuisance
    problems' listed above could and would
    have been solved by now, had the
    project not been stupidly and unjustly
    canceled in 1957! :eek::eek::D:D

    Mart3406 ('Official Henway Motors
    Corporate Historian and Archivist
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2011
  18. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,856


    Yep... you can always count on paperdog!!! :D
  19. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,856


    Nice!! :eek:
  20. Bad Daddy
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
    Posts: 829

    Bad Daddy

    I read all the way through this thread only to find out nobody knows what that thing was. . . At least some of the answers were entertaining.
  21. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Huh?? Whataya' mean?? I told ya' what it
    was! A Henway 'Atomi-Tron'! Ya' think I
    could make this kinda' stuff up??? Sheesh!
    :D :D

    Mart3406 ('Official Henway Motors
    Corporate Historian and Archivist
    ') :D
  22. C'mon guys! It's the first "Oscar Meyer mobile" "My wiener has a first name it's O s c a r" :eek:
  23. mutt423240
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 176


    looks like a henway to me
  24. TwoLaneBlacktop
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 213

    from Burien

    Entertaining at best............
  25. TwoLaneBlacktop
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 213

    from Burien

    Looks like a Bantam Body turned backwards and late fortys fenders............
  26. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


  27. SlowandLow51
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 137


    I don't know if I should..but I am going to no one has asked the obvious question...What's a Henway?...:D
  28. JonF
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 169


    Oh, mebbe 2 or 3 pounds?

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