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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by georgealbright, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. georgealbright
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    I just bought this monstrositity of a vehicle. Appears to have been in Michigan all of its life. Built on a circa 1930 Packard car chassis. Steam engine added in the 1940s. May have been a worlds fair show car,a non running prototype,or had a Packard 8 with its expermential front wheel drive assembly reversed. Almost certainly built in a factory. Steel body.Any photos/leads appreciated! Yes I know its ugly! George Albright,Ocala,Fla. cell 352 843 1624 email gnalbright@gmail.com
     

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  2. whatever it is, that thing is freakin awesome. congrats
     
  3. miller91
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    damn interesting...
     
  4. Yep I saw that on ebay.....Interesting
     
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  5. kraka138
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    how tall is that thing?
     
  6. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    It funny, if someone built that today it would be pretty hideous. But because it's a part of our history and a World's Fair car it totally fucking awesome. Nice score. Needs to be restored for sure.
     
  7. moses
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    thats frickn cool !!!!!!!!! jeffrey
     
  8. miller91
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    A distant cousin, and inspiration. The 1936 Stout Scarab as mentioned in the article posted.


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  9. Here's a 1950 Martin Stationette...
     

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  10. PeteFromTexas
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    That is awesome!!
     
  11. miller91
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    that thing is pretty cute, I have to admit

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  12. James427
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  13. very ugly cool. what are your plans for it?
     
  14. miller91
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    A Riley Head "A" powered tear Drop car. Built by Kansas City, MO based Libby body works for the Young Advertising Co. All aluminum body. Model A Ford steering, axles. Designed by "Miehl".
     
  15. I'd like to see some inside shots, might be able to grasp the construction methods.

    Ain't it funny how much better the Stout design came off? Anyhow, I like it and it'd be a blast to build/own!
     
  16. randydupree
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    from archer fl

    i live in Archer,can I come see the car/truck/bus?
     
  17. That car is interesting; note the Pierce Arrow headlights on the fenders that turned with the wheels, also it is pictured in front of a General Tire store showing off it's General Jumbo's.
     
  18. trad27
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    very unique car, very cool
     
  19. A32Flathead
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    Thats VERY, VERY cool....Pebble Beach type cool....
     
  20. Very neat!
     
  21. Billet
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    George you're a optimist, and I hope your wife has a good sense of humor... Good Luck with your "project"!
     
  22. Dude, you scored. My son and I followed it on eBay, our minds were spinning! We had visions of a Bonneville record, in a new STEAM class. :D I'm glad it landed with a HAMBer, do it justice!
     
  23. eye bone
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    very interesting
     
  24. miller91
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    you know if nothing else you could make the BADDEST ice cream truck ever outa that thing!
     
  25. woodguy@woodieworks.net
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    congrats.. I was hoping a hamber grabed it... I was thinking hard on it also...just no room here for it.. .lol

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  26. Road Runner
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    Kind a reminds me of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car from the early 30s.

    • A fatal accident stymied the invention of the Dymaxion car. The patented 1937, Dymaxion car was intended to later fly, when suitable alloys and engines became available.
    • As a car, it averaged 30 miles per gallon.
    • The Dymaxion car carried eleven passengers.
    • A smaller five-passenger Dymaxion car was made in 1943.
    • The Dymaxion car speed along at 120 miles per hour.


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  27. Weasel
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    1934 McQuay Norris - built as a touring promo to show McQuay Norris replacement parts to dealers.

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