"Good ideas that weren’t."

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First known road test of Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion” car, for which he made many bold claims and got a lot of press. There’s only one left, so the Lane Motor Museum built another, as faithful as possible to the original.


It sounds like a combination Reliant Robin and Airstream trailer, but less stable.

  1. Three wheels (two in front)
  2. Front wheel drive
  3. Rear engine
  4. Rear-wheel steering (21 turns lock-to-lock)
  5. Ford flathead V8

Hat tip to Stochast for the link.

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