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This Soviet Airplane Tow Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World

In the mid 1950s, airplanes evolved into large jetliners and airports had to find more powerful vehicles to tow them around. In the Soviet Union, one solution was to build a large two-driver sedan-bodied tow car with the engine out of a tank, and it was probably the biggest sedan in the world.Read more… Continue […]

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Let’s Really Figure Out What That ‘Put It In H’ Car From The Simpsons Could Be

The Simpsons has given us a surprising amount of automotive-related cultural icons, including the Powell Motors Homer, the Canyonero, and even Homer’s own Plymouth Junkerolla. My favorite Simpsons car, though, may be the most mysterious: the strange, tiny car from a no-longer-extant country that a man named Crazy…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Mystery Soviet Amphibious Vehicle Is Like The Colossal War-Isetta Of Your Dreams

Do you have recurring fantasies about transforming a humble Isetta into an octo-wheeled behemoth that can drive over or through anything, even water? And using that beast to make everyone who’s ever crossed you pay? Of course you have; you’re human. You’re also in luck, because such a vehicle exists, and it’s been…Read more… Continue […]

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The Man Who Designed The Look Of Star Trek And Blade Runner Once Tried To Design A Soviet Car

Syd Mead is something of a legend when it comes to designing how the future will look. From the grim, cluttered dystopia of Blade Runner to the well-cushioned and clean office-spaceships of Star Trek to the cybernetic metropolises of Tron, Mead is perhaps the best-known designer of the future. What he’s much less…Read more… Continue […]

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The Cold War Was Once Fought With Bonkers Concept Cars

It’s not widely known, but for a very brief period in the early 1950s, the Cold War was being fought with massive, bulbous slabs of cyclopean automotive futurism: the first concept cars. Before the Space Race got started, America and the Soviet Union squared off behind panoramic windshields and huge steering wheels. …Read more… Continue […]

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