TEARDROP TRAILER HOLDS ARC-WELDING OUTFIT
A streamline automobile trailer just constructed by Clyde Hocks, of Milwaukee, Wis., houses a complete arc-welding outfit. Built from scrap parts, the two-wheeled unit makes it easy to transport the gasoline motor and generator necessary to furnish the electric current for the work. A control panel is mounted in the rear of the trailer.
NEW for the ROAD
Vetmobile. constructed of obsolete airplane parts by Edward Adkins of Palo Alto, enables handicapped ex-GI’s to drive. It uses either a gas engine or an electric motor. Built-in hydraulic jacks simplify wheel changing. It has a two-way radio and a key-making machine is mounted on the car’s side (see photo).
HERE’S YOUR FUTURE CAR!
MI’s auto expert, Tom McCahill, went to the car manufacturers and got the straight dope on what you can expect in the coming decade.
SLEEK, beetle-high cars with retractable wings and power plants capable of jetlike acceleration, even when climbing Pike’s Peak, are some of the things many Americans have been led to believe were a matter of months away. We have dreamed or thought of the day when our American cars would resemble Buck Rogers creations and perform accordingly. As the war drew to a close, we heard rumors of super streamlined beauties in the works which would make anything we knew of automobiles in the past seem antiquated.
SIXTY-FOOT BUS TO CARRY VISITORS AT WORLD’S FAIR
Sixty feet long, but able to turn in its own length, is a bus designed to carry visitors about the grounds at the Chicago World’s Fair, next year. Of a semi-trailer type, it will accommodate fifty seated passengers and forty-five standing. A fleet of sixty of the machines has been ordered at a cost of $300,000. Two of them are already in use at the fair grounds and another will soon start on a tour of the country, carrying a miniature reproduction of the World’s Fair as it will appear when ready to be opened to the public. The tour will be for the purpose of advertising the big attraction.
Landing On An Automobile!
ONE of the most unusual aerobatic stunts ever achieved was photographed recently at an air show, where Dannie Fowlie, stunt flier, successfully took off in his plane from the top of an automobile, and then managed a landing on the car top.
McCAHILL’S 3-IN-1 Dream Car
Have you ever said to yourself, “Boy, if this car only had a you-know-what and a gilhoolie, I sure could go for it.” Well, here’s the car.
EXACTLY five years ago the January 1949 issue of MI brought you my idea of a Dream Car. Since then, a lot of things, including the Korean War have taken place and new cars such as the V-8 Chrysler, the V-8 Studebaker, the Continental Studebaker and Mexican-type Lincolns have been built. Crosley has gone out of business, the King of England died, and Polly Adler became an author. America regained supremacy of the trans-Atlantic record with the liner United States, Jaguar automobiles won the Le Mans race twice, and King Farouk was forcibly moved across the Mediterranean.
NEW for the ROAD
SUPERCHARGER boosts hp on standard cars 40 per cent, maker claims, gives superior acceleration, speed, and up to 200 per cent more reserve hp on highway. McCulloch Motors. Los Angeles. Calif.
MECHANICAL MULE, new army carrier, weighs only 740 lbs. Design incorporates four-wheel drive and steering unit. It can be operated from positions on or off vehicle. For use by combat troops.
THRILL with Young America
CHOOSE THIS LOWER PRICED NEW DODGE WAYFARER
Dodge gives you the first new Sports Roadster… a new value-packed 2-door Sedan… a new 3-passenger Coupe… for just a few dollars more than the lowest priced cars.
You’ll have to see it to believe it! Even then, you’ll wonder how the exciting new Dodge Wayfarer can be priced so low.
This is a true Air-line Car; therefore Beautiful
Efficient streamlining is always beautiful. It is no accident that the swiftest birds are always the most graceful
PROFESSOR ALEXANDER KLEMIN
Director, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics, New York City, says, “Smooth lines and improved visual appearance are associated with Hupmobile’s reduced air resistance.”
Many have talked about it.
Some have tried to achieve it. But, in the opinion of most authorities, only Hupp has built it… the true Aero-dynamic car… a car that inevitably combines rare beauty and new efficiency.