THE ’56 DODGE (Dec, 1955)
Screw the iPhone. I’m getting a record player for my car.
THE ’56 DODGE
Featuring a unique pushbutton transmission, the new Dodge will be hard to beat in the medium-priced field, reports Uncle Thomas.
By Tom McCahill
THE fan-out of the rear fender line is the big styling change for the 1956 Dodge. Oddly enough, this looks much better in person than in photographs. The hood has been drooped slightly at the nose, a new ornament has been slapped on, and under the hood there is a much larger ram than for ’55.
The Car-Boat That Flies (Jun, 1956)
Aeromarine sounds like a color and that’s a pretty weak name for something that looks like it should be flown by G.I. Joe. I suppose this is reasonable considering that the inventor’s name is Skeets, but I think we can do better.
Maybe something more muscular, like “Car-BO-Plane” (over-hyphenation and making one word ALL CAPS was very popular in these mags). Or maybe something personal like “The Skeeter” or “Skeetsmobile”.
What do you think?
The Car-Boat That Flies
Skeets Coleman’s three-way gadabout will be a performing fool and as easy to pilot as a ’56 car.
THE GREAT advances in aircraft design of the past 15 years have had little effect on the looks or performance of the small private planes now being built; you could have landed any of them at a small airport in the mid-30’s without scaring anybody. But with Skeets Coleman’s Aeromarine design the field of private plane building may begin to catch up with the times.
Causes of Accidents (Jun, 1935)
Interestingly this is about the same number of auto fatalities that the U.S. had in 2009 even though I’m sure the number of miles driven was vastly higher.
Causes of Accidents
IN the World War, the armed forces of the United States, which were actively engaged little more than a year, lost 53,381 men. That was war; in the peaceful year 1934 the United States lost 36,000 men, women and children, killed in automobile accidents. The accompanying illustration shows the facts diagrammatically.