NEW for the ROAD (Jul, 1952)
NEW for the ROAD
Bump-Air invented by Jeff Corydon of Hush Bumpers, Chicago, extends beyond regular guards and takes the shock of minor collisions. It is installed by drilling new holes or by replacing the old metal guards. Made of inflated Plastisol or rubber.
Caddy Pickup Truck carries motorcycles to race tracks. It is made on a 1949 Cadillac chassis and will take three cycles which are anchored in wells in floor. Windows in the rear corners of cab are Plexiglas. It is painted bright red. cost $5,000.
Talking Highways will warn drivers of danger ahead. The panels or sound tracks inserted lengthwise will say audible words such as “crossing” or “soft shoulder” when tires roll over them. Car acts as sound box. Floyd Dofsen of San Francisco.
Garden Trailer, displayed at Motor Show in London, England, proves that a trailer can have the comforts of a home. This unusual model has a roof garden, one end of which is sheltered with awning to protect flowers from wind when driving.