Straw Hat Autos for Hot Climes (Sep, 1931)
Straw Hat Autos for Hot Climes
IN THE torrid Madeira Islands, automobiles have donned straw hats to provide the last word in comfort for motorists. Experimenters there have found that woven straw is much less heat absorbing than the customary metal cover, and so have equipped their cars with an overall sheathing of this airy material. Hood, body, running boards, mud guards, and even wheels are encased with woven straw and motorists report that they no longer suffer from the terriffic heat when their cars are exposed to sun rays. An auto which has gone straw hat is shown in the photo above.