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Charger
03-03-2005, 09:54 AM
I have to do this report on how the styles of cars have changed over the last 50 years. I cant seem to find good sources that talk about just the styles of cars of the past and of the present. Can anyone help me? I know the style changes myself but I need sources. Thanks

The Water Is Poison
03-03-2005, 02:02 PM
Well you can do designers. Just search for stuff on like Harley Earl and Henrik Fisker or J. Mays<p>

Charger
03-03-2005, 06:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well you can do designers. Just search for stuff on like Harley Earl and Henrik Fisker or J. Mays</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Ill try that<br>Anyone else have websites they know of?

Naga Royal Guard
03-03-2005, 07:06 PM
go to jail

Charger
03-03-2005, 07:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">go to jail</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for your help naga <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
03-03-2005, 07:35 PM
there is a book called populoxe ( think thats how its spelled) it went into great detail on the fads and styles of the cold war era, and the cars of that era too

Charger
03-03-2005, 07:47 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there is a book called populoxe ( think thats how its spelled) it went into great detail on the fads and styles of the cold war era, and the cars of that era too</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks Naga, Ill check that out.

Charger
03-06-2005, 12:18 PM
Ok, for my paper Im doing old Buicks, Chryslers, and Cadillacs. Does anyone know the main designers of these brands in the 1950's? Was Harley Earl a designer for Buick and Cadillac? What about Chrysler? Can anyone help?

Dan J.
03-06-2005, 12:53 PM
I'm not 100% sure but I think Raymond Lowey designed Chrysler vehicles. <p>Check out this site <A HREF="http://autohistory.org" TARGET="_blank">http://tttp://autohistory.org</A> it may help<p><br><i>Modified by RepoMan at 12:06 PM 3/6/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RepoMan at 12:07 PM 3/6/2005</i>

Charger
03-06-2005, 01:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RepoMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm not 100% sure but I think Raymond Lowey designed Chrysler vehicles. <p>Check out this site <A HREF="http://autohistory.org" TARGET="_blank">http://tttp://autohistory.org</A> it may help<p><br><i>Modified by RepoMan at 12:06 PM 3/6/2005</i><p><br><i>Modified by RepoMan at 12:07 PM 3/6/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks, Ill check out that site.

Nick
03-06-2005, 05:22 PM
from the late 40's to the late 50's Harley Earl was GM's chief designer...

The Water Is Poison
03-06-2005, 05:26 PM
Be sure to include the Buick Y-Job<br><IMG SRC="http://content.ll-0.com/herbchambers/1938_Buick_Y-JOB.jpg?i=082304180945" BORDER="0"><br>The Firebird 1: <IMG SRC="http://content.ll-0.com/herbchambers/1954_GM_Firebird.jpg?i=082304180945" BORDER="0"><br>

Charger
03-06-2005, 05:27 PM
That will fit nicely into my paper. thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
03-06-2005, 05:29 PM
Heres some more:<p>Firebird I, II, and III<br><IMG SRC="http://www.conklinsystems.com/firebird/emmett1.jpg" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
03-11-2005, 06:51 AM
Virgil Exner also springs to mind.

Soul Man
03-11-2005, 05:33 PM
virgil exner, ah yes, isnt one of his creations the first gen dart, definitely a different type of the same styling features of the time

Charger
03-11-2005, 05:35 PM
Im done with the paper now. But feel free to continue talking about old cars and such.

Soul Man
03-11-2005, 05:45 PM
i think we should have a whole section dedicated to old cars, anyone else agree?

Charger
03-11-2005, 05:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dooey</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i think we should have a whole section dedicated to old cars, anyone else agree?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Looks like we started one already. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Soul Man
03-11-2005, 08:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Looks like we started one already. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>you are right but maybe it could be placed more on the top with the coolest car you saw today and all so the thread wont be forgotten and we can constantly talk about old cars.

Charger
03-11-2005, 08:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dooey</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you are right but maybe it could be placed more on the top with the coolest car you saw today and all so the thread wont be forgotten and we can constantly talk about old cars.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ill pin it for a week and if it doesnt get a lot of post then I will un-pin it

Soul Man
03-11-2005, 08:28 PM
sweet, thanks, becuase i remember learning this in this black history movie i watched where the guy who travels back in tiem when he comes back from seeing MLK jr and all he goes "youve got to understand history to understand the present" or soemthign liek that, why i remember that from probably 8 years ago ill never know, but i think having this thread up will help us understand the present better. as you can see i just have way to much time on my hands.

Soul Man
03-11-2005, 09:19 PM
alright wait nvm, how about everybody just write what you know of a certain older car, something of a newer car that pertains to older cars, or just ask about older cars, like even though i know we all "know" everything about cars and can spot them left and right and tell the whole spec sheet and all, lets you know "pretend" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> like we dont adn if you have a question about a car thats older (i think this should include any car that has been produced as in you could do somethign pertaining to the last gen e class but not the current one) so post up<br>if anyone has suggestions or would like to make new rules for what is posted change these these are very rough<p>nevermind again how about just discussing older roadsters i like that better a lot less narrow, tell experiences driving, repairing, seeing them, roadsters basically that you know a lot about or have a good memory with or a roadster you want to know more about, like does anyone have an actual explanation to what inspired lotus ot maek the elan FWD and isuzu powered? this topic really should probably go in general automotive etc. becuase this really has a fair amount to do with cars and isnt very off topic, but whatever.<br>or another one also, what is your favorite year of c2 corvette? basically post people about older cars or respond to these becuase we need to know our history. id say 67 coupe with the the 300ci small block 300hp with a 4sp. you get the 4 wheel disc brakes, reverse taillight, great styling of c2 and with the small block the weight is distributed more qually much better for the twisties. you dont have to be specific or you can doesnt matter<p><i>Modified by Dooey at 11:25 PM 3/11/2005</i><p><br><i>Modified by Dooey at 11:28 PM 3/11/2005</i><p><br><i>Modified by Dooey at 11:36 PM 3/11/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Dooey at 11:43 PM 3/11/2005</i>

Superfresa
03-12-2005, 07:40 PM
Yay! a Thread on old cars!<p>I'm desperately in love with the MG TF1500.... My uncle in Australia built one (from boxes, kits or w/e its called) 100% original. Nicest car I've seen!

whipster
03-14-2005, 01:25 AM
The best are 50's American cruisers and Italian cars from anytime!

Superfresa
03-14-2005, 03:15 PM
Nah, British all the way!<p>Those old Jaguars and Aston Martins, MGs, Cobras, Triumphs, all those cars! Ah beck then when British still made affordable driver's vehicles....

The Water Is Poison
03-14-2005, 06:28 PM
There is a guy who comes to the cleaners where I work who completely restored a Buick Skylark from the junkyard to a beautiful two tone baby blue and white. Gorgeous car, although he put it away for the winter

Soul Man
03-14-2005, 06:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nah, British all the way!<p>Those old Jaguars and Aston Martins, MGs, Cobras, Triumphs, all those cars! Ah beck then when British still made affordable driver's vehicles....</TD></TR></TABLE><br>indeed love a good db5 (early) mgb and those jag xk140's and etype 4.2's (you know need the synchros) cobra though wasnt really british, the AC ace was, but the cobra, even in AC trim was still brute american in classic british styling

BMW rulez
03-14-2005, 06:40 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.lambocars.com/archive/highres/miura10.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>My favourite would be the Lamborghini Miura.

KebabGud
03-19-2005, 04:49 PM
AKA the Lady ... just look at the headlights.. its so funny

Soul Man
03-19-2005, 05:02 PM
alright i was reading that article in autoweek of the 62 bentley s2 continental, and i was wondering the power and torque ratings. well knowing the partnership between rolls, and bentley i figured as rolls until recently always stated, the power was adequate, and sure enough after searching on the net i could find no hard numbers for the car, so my question is does anybody know the specs of this cars engine?

Superfresa
03-21-2005, 07:05 PM
Its hard to get specs about old cars as before people didn't care about horsepower figures and even less about torque. Just as nowdays nobody really cares about drag coeficient, but in future everyone will.

Soul Man
03-29-2005, 07:56 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its hard to get specs about old cars as before people didn't care about horsepower figures and even less about torque. Just as nowdays nobody really cares about drag coeficient, but in future everyone will.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>yes sadly this is true, oh well, i dont really care much, i just was wondering more if anybody cracked RR's "adequate" and gave a specific model that led me to this curiosity

Santeno
03-31-2005, 10:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nah, British all the way!<p>Those old Jaguars and Aston Martins, MGs, Cobras, Triumphs, all those cars! Ah beck then when British still made affordable driver's vehicles....</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I have to agree with you on this one strawberry. They might spend more time at the shop than on the road, but when running those old british driver's cars are magical. Plus they are usually beautiful things to look at, even at the repair shop.

carrera4
04-07-2005, 12:40 AM
who knows what car is this? <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.barchetta.cc/All.Ferraris/images/0558/100-0100-img-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.barchetta.cc/All.Ferraris/images/0559/101-0101-img-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.barchetta.cc/All.Ferraris/events-stories/events/2002/monterey/concorso-italiano-gallery-ii/index.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.barchetta.cc/All.Fe....html</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
04-09-2005, 01:59 PM
Looks like an Oldsmobile to me...

carrera4
04-12-2005, 01:13 AM
I discovered it: it's a De Soto Adventurer II by Ghia<br>

r3vilo
04-24-2005, 09:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dooey</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>indeed love a good db5 (early) mgb and those jag xk140's and etype 4.2's (you know need the synchros) cobra though wasnt really british, the AC ace was, but the cobra, even in AC trim was still brute american in classic british styling</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yep <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
04-24-2005, 06:51 PM
Here are some of my favourite old cars, hope you people like them too!<p><br>1962 <B>Aston Martin DB4</B><p><A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img205.echo.cx/img205/8008/astonmartindb419620dj.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>1957 <B>Jaguar XK140</B>:<p><A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img205.echo.cx/img205/1952/jaguarxk14019572aa.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>It's impossible to leave out the 1955 <B>Mercedes 300 SL "Gullwing"</B>:<p><A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img260.echo.cx/img260/4618/mercedesbenz300slgullwingdelad.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>And Here's my personal Favourite, which also happens to be my Uncle's car in Australia - The <B>MG TF 1500</B>:<p><A HREF="http://img260.echo.cx/img260/2794/mgtf1500blancodelado4aj.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img260.echo.cx/img260/2...j.jpg</A><p>It's all original. He built that one himself from a kit and I think he's working on an <B>MG TA</B> now.<p>Just add to that list: <B>Austin Healey Sprite</B>, <B>Triumph TR2/3</B>, <B>Porsche 901</B>, <B>Shelby Cobra</B>.<p>So, those are my favourites! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

Soul Man
04-24-2005, 07:01 PM
some beauties there, but better than that db4 is the db4 zagato, oh man just thinking of that car makes me want to drool.

Superfresa
04-24-2005, 07:31 PM
How about a Retro Style DB4 Aston Martin nowadays? That would be pretty sweet!

Soul Man
04-24-2005, 07:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How about a Retro Style DB4 Aston Martin nowadays? That would be pretty sweet!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>indeed would make a great competitor to the upcoming cayman (of course front engined though)