NEW for the ROAD (Sep, 1954)
The Hot Rod was actually known as Green Monster #2. Art Arfons eventually built the J79 jet engine powered Green Monster #5.
NEW for the ROAD
ROAD BUG designed by famed German Willy Messerschmidt, has 2-cylinder. 9-hp engine. 55 mph top speed, reported 100-mpg gas consumption. Car weighs 385 lbs., costs $550. Top lifts for entry.
AIR CONDITIONER straddles front floor hump on adjustable legs. Blower and pump are powered by pulley power take-off from fan belt, controlled by dashboard switch. Idler Prod.. SL Louis. Mo.
NOVEL AUTO of Slim Corner. Los Angeles. Calif, has no brakes, clutch, transmission. His rear-end unit would replace standard rear axles. Vane-type hydraulic pump drives rear-wheel impellers.
MONSTER HOT ROD built by Arthur. Walter and Dale Arfon of Akron. Ohio, is 20-feet long, has 1,450-hp World War II lighter-plane engine. Two-ton speedster did 132 mph in a recent trial.