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1928 Martin: Plainly Aerodynamic

Posted November 12, 2013 8:30 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: aerodynamics flashback

While Bud Juneau's facts in his story about the Martin Aerodynamic for SIA #165, May 1998, were a little off or incomplete (Martin did build other cars), he at least made a good effort at placing the car into context, noting how radically different it appeared compared to other cars on the road in the late 1920s and how it predated almost all of the better-known inter-war attempts at building a car on aerodynamic principles. Nowadays it resides in the Lane Motor Museum's collection.

Read the original article on Hemmings Daily.

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11/12/2013 10:55 PM

Probably fix some problems by turning the body around (front to back). Forward visibility might suffer but the coefficient of friction would improve. Voila, the new Nissan Cube!!...... looks like somebody's boat too, hmmmm?

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11/13/2013 8:34 AM

Coefficient of Drag.

or CD.

or Whatever.

Nissan Cube. . . hehe

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11/13/2013 1:13 AM

Maybe this is where Disney Studios got their inspiration for the Cars movies. For lack of a name, I'd use 'Grumpy'.

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