Speedy Sled From Wrecked Plane
WHERE do good airplanes go when they die? Here’s one that was reincarnated in the form of an ice sled, and is now capable of making 75 miles an hour over frozen Lake St. Clair near Detroit.
The title says “Boost Segrave’s Time”, and the caption says “an effort to lower the 231.362 m.p.h mark”. Don’t both of those sound like they mean to go slower rather than faster?
New Car Seeks to Boost Segrave’s Time
FOLLOWING on the success of Major H. 0. D. Segrave, England is going to try again to boost the world’s straightway speed record. By the time this appears in print the attempt probably will have been made.
Wire Recorder Saves Time by Handling Data on Photographs
Photographers who do considerable work in the field can save time by using a wire recorder to keep track of pertinent information. Details and remarks can be recorded in a moment and then edited later when time is available. The recorder is set up in the front seat of the car, and the necessary 110-volt a.c. is supplied by a war-surplus converter carried in the trunk.
Robert H. Horn, Yakima, Wash.
Streamlined Autos of the Future
Editorially, we have stated that present-day automobiles, although called by the manufacturers, “streamlined cars,” are not streamlined at all. It is true that the resistance these cars offer to air currents, traveling along the line the car is moving, is considerably less than that offered by the car of 6 or 8 years ago, if measured above the chassis level.
That’s not very informative if they don’t tell you how many gears it actually has…
128 mph in 2nd Gear
LOOKING like a large watermelon seed, this super-streamlined auto racer is showing slick form. In the running tests for the Bonneville National Speed Trials it developed 128 mph in second gear. Powered with a souped-up Mercury engine of 250 cu. in., the car is 20 ft. long, 6 ft. wide, and 31 in. high. It weighs 1800 lbs., and the frame is built of thin wall Steel tubing with a 3 point suspension. Owner and co-builder is Harold Post (left), and driver is Doug Hartelt, both from Orange, Cal.
Latest Auto Luxury—Traveling Boudoir for Campers
THE height of something or other — luxury in this case—is a portable boudoir for an automobile which was exhibited at an auto show held recently in London. The case contains everything from wash basin to toothbrush holder and is mounted on the stern of a Rolls Royce, as illustrated in the photo at the left. When camping en route, the scheme proves exceedingly convenient.
German Body Shop Turns Chevrolet Into “Le Sabre” Dream Car
You don’t have to be president of a big automobile company to have a dream car, Maj. Ralph W. Angel, U. S. Air Force jet pilot, discovered. He simply bought a secondhand Chevrolet while stationed in Germany and drove it to the Spohn body works in Ravensburg.