Bat Car (Aug, 1950)
This is the coolest freaking car. It’s like a combination of the Batmobile and a land speeder from Star Wars.
Ground-Hugging Motor Car Being Made in Sweden
Cruising the streets of Stockholm is a new Swedish car, built so low it seems to glide along the ground. The little car seats two and is designed to sell for about $386. When the plant is in full operation, about 50 of the cars will be turned out each week.
Auto Seat Gives Infant Comfort – AKA “Kiddie Catapult” (May, 1936)
It seems to me that this should be called the “Kiddie Catapult”, because if you’re ever in an accident your child is going to fly right through the windshield.
Auto Seat Gives Infant Comfort
When the very young members of the younger generation go motoring they may now ride in comfort, thanks to a new auto seat especially designed for infants.
The device is, in effect, a small chair which is placed on top of the regular seat cushion. Side arms give the child support and a convenient footrest keeps small shoes from scuffing the seat upholstery. The seat provides the child with full vision and is said not to come loose or jar out of place. Straps furnish the necessary adjustments.
15 Lane Drive-in Bank (Nov, 1964)
This is just about the most American thing I’ve ever seen:
Big drive-in bank can serve 15 customers at a time
The entire street-level floor of the new Denver U.S. National Bank is devoted to customers who do their bankning without having to get out of their cars. It has 15 drive-in teller booths equipped with pneumatic tubes going to the other parts of the bank and TV to check accounts. Automatic light signals direct cars to booths as they are vacated. Over a million drivers can be served a year. Pedestrians bank on one of three basement levels. Four floors above the street can park 260 cars.
License Plates, now with more Skulls! (Mar, 1939)
I want a skull on my license plate! I also love the girls expression.
Special License Plates Tag Careless Drivers
Special license plates for traffic violators are being considered as a safety measure by Cliff Davis, commissioner of public safety in Memphis, Tenn. If the measure is adopted motorists who persistently break traffic laws will be required to run in their regular licence plates for special tags, similar to that shown in the photograph above, bearing a skull and the words “traffic-law violator.”