Armrest for Car (Nov, 1950)
What will those scientists think of next?
Armrest for Car
Easy-chair comfort for the car driver is provided by an adjustable armrest which hooks over the back of the front seat. The driving aidâ€”a flexible metal bar with a sliding cushionâ€”fits all cars. A small lever permits the foam-rubber cushion to be adjusted to the most comfortable height, then locked in place. The metal bar is covered with fabric to prevent damage to the car upholstery.
Build Your Own Mahogany Sports Car (Sep, 1956)
Check out the cover for a better view of the finished car.
MI’s Speedball Special
You can build this beautiful sports car for less than $500 with ordinary tools.
By Don Bruce
HOW would you like to own this snazzy-looking mahogany-paneled sports car? You canâ€”and for less than $500 if you are the least bit handy with ordinary tools and not afraid to get your hands dirty. The entire chassis and body are made of wood. The power plant can consist of any 2- to 4-cylinder motorcycle engine. Because of its high power to weight ratio, about 12.3 to 1, you will be able to do close to 90 mph. The finished car will weigh in the neighborhood of 750 pounds.
Pin-Up Car: 1939 B.M.W. TYPE 328 (Mar, 1952)
Another sweet ride by German Engineers. (yes I know this is a BMW and the ad is for VW, but they have way better ads)
Mechanix Illustrated Pin-Up Car
1939 B.M.W. TYPE 328
Owner: Wm. S. Kemp, Fitchburg, Mass. Original cost: $3,500. Engine: six-cylinder, overhead valves, 120-cubic inch displacement, hemispherical combustion chambers, three carburetors. Compression ratio is 7-1/2:1 Weight: 1,700 pounds. Top speed: 100 mph. Chassis is steel tubing.