Two-Wheeled Car Runs on Giant Hoops (Mar, 1938)
Two-Wheeled Car Runs on Giant Hoops
Speeding across open fields or along highways, negotiating ditches, streams, and swamps, a novel vehicle designed by Glenn Bryant of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, runs on two giant rubber-tired wheels as indicated in the drawing above. Suspended on small guide wheels from the mammoth rims, the streamline body of the car has its center of gravity below the wheel axes to insure stability. At low speeds, steering can be accomplished by varying the speed of the individual wheels, while an airplane-type rudder supplements this method at high speeds. A gasoline engine drives the wheels by means of a pinion mechanism.