The New Kattle Kaller AUTO HORN
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Makes a Car BELLOW like a Bull
Completely different novelty horn. Sounds just like a lonesome bull. Imitates any cattle sound. Actually used by ranchers to call cattle. Makes low gentle tone, or roars full blast. Variable tone control located on steering column.
SPEED WEEKS ’56
Tough competition and attempted skulduggery were features of the 1956 NASCAR Daytona Beach trials.
By Tom McCahill
THE 1956 Daytona Beach Speed Trials will go down in the history books as the most razzle-dazzle hunk of competition since Rip Van Winkle switched to an electric razor. NASCAR sanctioned Speed Weeks (plural) this year, which was intended to mean two weeks of Speed Trials. But Old Herman Weather decided differently. Consequently, the huge program spaced to cover two weeks’ running was jammed into the fastest 48 hours of activity ever to assault the Atlantic Coast.
Patient Travels in Trailer with an ‘Iron Lung’
Kept alive by an “iron lung” for many months since he was stricken with infantile paralysis while traveling in China, Frederick B. Snite, Jr., of River Forest, Ill., now has a trailer fitted with an iron lung for touring in this country. The portable “lung” is pushed up a runway into the trailer and supplied with power by a generating plant behind the cab. The mechanical device does his breathing for him while he watches the scenery in a rear-view mirror or in a periscope mirror on the roof. The trailer is air conditioned and has its own kitchen.
New Stop Signal for Police Cars
STATE police in Michigan have adopted a new departure in stop signals to supplant the familiar flashlight command when halting a motorist on the road.
The scheme makes use of a regulation automobile headlight mounted on the right front fender of the police car. The lens is lettered with command to “stop,” as shown in the photo. In operation the police car drives up beside the culprit motorist and switches on the signal, thus commanding by light.
Road Automat Saves Walk for Gas
LATE hour motorists whose tanks run dry when they are out somewhere several miles from a filling station will find these new gas automats, shown in the photo below, which are being installed around Los Angeles as emergency stations, a great boon.
PIN-UP CAR – 1949 MASERATI A6 TURISMO COUPE
Owner: Major Charles W. Audet, North Hollywood, Calif. Engine: 6-cylinder, single overhead camshaft, 1500-cc, 65 hp @ 4700 rpm. Aluminum body by Farina. Tubular frame. Weight 2,156 pounds. Wheelbase 100 inches. Original cost $6,250. Top speed 95 mph.
THE most fabulous American stock car ever manufactured was the incomparable Duesenberg Model J, a magnificent 265-horsepower job that could do 89 mph in second gear and 116 in high. Built strictly for the carriage trade that wanted and could pay for the very finest (the chassis cost $8,500; custom bodies ranged from $2,500 to $16,500), less than 500 of these great cars were made at the Indianapolis factory during the company’s short (1929-37) productive span.
Autos to be Powered BY RADIO
AUTOMOBILES which will be driven by electric motors receiving their power through centrally located transmitting stations are predicted for the future by G. M. Williams, president of the Marmon Motor Car Company, who predicts that the present type of gasoline driven auto will be obsolete before the twentieth century is over. Automobile engineers are said to be already designing radio-operated cars.