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‘Pocket’ Aircraft Carrier to Mother Seaplanes (Jun, 1936)

‘Pocket’ Aircraft Carrier to Mother Seaplanes
Following the trend toward “pocket-size” warships, an airplane carrier designed by a British aircraft manufacturer has a displacement of only 3,000 tons. It
would be specifically commissioned to handle seaplanes. Over-all length would be 361 feet, with a fifty-two foot beam. Its cruising radius would be 5,000 miles.

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TVr VIXEN (Feb, 1970)

TVr VIXEN
The TVR Vixen is a striking fiberglass coupe powered by a Ford (of England) Cortina Four producing 93 hp. Since the car weighs only 1680 lbs. (220 less than the MGB roadster), performance is very good by European standards.

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Latest Auto Luxury—Traveling Boudoir for Campers (Feb, 1932)

Latest Auto Luxury—Traveling Boudoir for Campers

THE height of something or other — luxury in this case—is a portable boudoir for an automobile which was exhibited at an auto show held recently in London. The case contains everything from wash basin to toothbrush holder and is mounted on the stern of a Rolls Royce, as illustrated in the photo at the left. When camping en route, the scheme proves exceedingly convenient.

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German Body Shop Turns Chevrolet Into “Le Sabre” Dream Car (Sep, 1955)

German Body Shop Turns Chevrolet Into “Le Sabre” Dream Car

You don’t have to be president of a big automobile company to have a dream car, Maj. Ralph W. Angel, U. S. Air Force jet pilot, discovered. He simply bought a secondhand Chevrolet while stationed in Germany and drove it to the Spohn body works in Ravensburg.

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Submarine Auto (Sep, 1936)

Submarine Auto

LOU SENARENS developed many outlandish and queer vessels for Frank Reade, the hero of one of his groups of nickel novelettes. One of these mysterious vessels was an automobile which could travel on land, in the water, or under the water, under its own power, and, strange as it may seem, such a combination craft has actually been invented and constructed by Michel Andre of France.

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SWEDISH SAAB 93 (May, 1956)

SWEDISH SAAB 93

Good-looking two-door car holds four people and has limited amount of trunk space. Three-cylinder engine has 80-mph top speed.

Dashboard is simple and unadorned. Engine was designed in Germany but is built in Sweden. Gas-oil mixture operates vehicle.

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Know Your War Planes (Jan, 1942)

Know Your War Planes

The engines push instead of pull—
Three wheels for short alighting;
Two cannon and machine guns too,
Keep Airacuda fighting!

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Travel in your Home (Sep, 1936)

Travel in your Home

This deluxe home on wheels contains every convenience of the modern home—and some not found even there.

THE French inventor, Loubet, who holds a record number of patents on practical sporting and traveling equipment, has recently demonstrated the latest of his constructions for the benefit of people who like to travel and take their homes with them.

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WORLD CRUISE – THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! (Feb, 1933)

THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME!

WORLD CRUISE

FOR AS LOW AS $1325 including shore trips, visiting 140 world-renowned cities and places SHARE in the world’s wonders. Burma—Bali—Borneo—Bangkok: All regular ‘Round-the-World features and many unusual places that give added distinction.

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SUPERHIGHWAY JOINS TWO BIG AMERICAN CITIES (Feb, 1933)

I’m not really sure I’d put Newark, NJ on a list of the nation’s greatest cities…

SUPERHIGHWAY JOINS TWO BIG AMERICAN CITIES

A thirteen-mile superhighway linking two of the nation’s greatest cities has just been opened between New York City and Newark, N. J. Starting at the New Jersey end of the Holland vehicular tunnel, its steel-and-concrete viaduct soars across rivers, marshes and crossroads to permit high-speed motor traffic.

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