car pictures you may grin at [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : car pictures you may grin at


Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 08:23
You don't have to identify or give a history. You may wonder what they were thinking. dammit, hit the wrong button.

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 08:28
try it again

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 08:34
six more

okie
10-05-2012, 08:39
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/weird_cars8.jpg

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 08:55
I can see myself tooling up the freeway at about 50......that's 50 feet per minute.

Jack_Pine
10-05-2012, 09:13
That black one with the fan on front is the perfect Steam Punk mobile.

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 09:16
that fan was its propulsion system

DanaT
10-05-2012, 09:30
The Veyron looks like it was parked illegally.

That is a very common type of truck (and being that crappy) for a tow truck for illegally parked cars because they simply lift it up out of the parking space because that is the only way to get it if cars are parked in front and behind.

gigab1te
10-05-2012, 09:34
I'd hate to be stuck in traffic behind the elephant...

pesticidal
10-05-2012, 09:57
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b200/pesticidal/funny/OddCar_03.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b200/pesticidal/funny/OddCar_02.jpg

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 10:10
somebodyhad wwaaaayyyyy to much time on their hands.

BEER
10-05-2012, 10:44
i kinda dig the yellow impala wagon from the first batch. change the color to anything other than yellow and reshape the rear window cut and it'd look like some sort of futuristic panel truck or hearse.

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 10:51
http://www.aerocarforsale.com/images/1990%20-%20Aerocar%20-%20Towing-a.jpg

Radam3
10-05-2012, 10:55
I had a poster of that camouflage Lamborghini when I was in middle school! Lol

Before you can lead, you must refuse to follow

glock_19guy1983
10-05-2012, 11:00
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/weird_cars8.jpg

Ghetto "culture", if you can call it that, never ceases to amaze me.:shocked: The sad thing is, they probably built that monstrosity while on government assistance.:steamed:

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 11:13
Ok, let me throw out a few vw variants that some of you may not have seen.

Lets start out here..

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1930-1939/1937-VW-30-Prototype-F-B.jpg

Then...


http://beetle.cabriolets.online.fr/jpg/su23b.jpg


Next..

http://ispir.jalbum.net/eski%20araba/slides/volkswagen-hebmuller-1952-2.jpg

moving forward...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qKNqjWXxcaQ/TpKqKCOEFHI/AAAAAAAABxU/c9TKGqNX0xo/s1600/dyn008_original_640_480_pjpeg_2535160_83e4198fcf90f54028a21439c7191e29.jpg

Still newer..

http://www.shorey.net/Auto/German/VolksWagon/1957%20VW-Rometsch%20Coupe%20f3q%20B&W.jpg


How about something from the delivery side...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/3983540112_efeffa8494.jpg

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 11:13
And lets round out with some more modern offerings..

http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/03/Orange-VW-SP2-front-3-4-resized.jpg

And finally one I personally owned...though mine had a tan leather interior.


http://wj2d.100megsdns.com/jm94.jpg

Kudos for identifying all of them.

DanaT
10-05-2012, 11:20
Ok, let me throw out a few vw variants that some of you may not have seen.

Lets start out here..


Do you know where this one is located?

http://www.f1online.de/premid/004790000/4790173.jpg

Bruce M
10-05-2012, 11:20
I'd hate to be stuck in traffic behind the elephant...
:rofl::rofl:

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 11:32
Do you know where this one is located?

http://www.f1online.de/premid/004790000/4790173.jpg

Stuttgart, at the Porsche museum.

DanaT
10-05-2012, 11:34
Stuttgart, at the Porsche museum.

What would a VW be doing there??

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 11:37
two shots of a production VW from the thrities, two Hebmullers, a later custom coach car, a delivery vanthat is a VW in name only I can't remember what the orange coupe is called, and the white convertible is a Puma, a project belonging to a friend of mine named Gregory Hines. After 22,000 cars the Brazillian governtment in and said, "okay you're closed. Too much foreign involvement" and that was that. He does the Beck 550 Spyder there now. They're starting to move away from the VW air cooled engines.

ron59
10-05-2012, 13:02
try it again

The camouflaged one is a Lamborghini Countach?


Even if not, I have a funny story about the Countachs. So I was in a stereo store way back in the 80's. That some huge posters of luxury cars on the walls, one was a Countach. I had been talking to a sales guy, he was standing near me when I looked up at that poster, recognized it, and said, "Nice Countach". He said, "That's a Lamborghini!", as if I had tried to call it a Ferrari or something.

I tried to tell him that calling it that was the same thing as insisting a Mustang was "just a Ford". I told him they made other models too, including some luxury sedans. He wasn't having it.

Reminds me of too many of the goobers in gun stores today. Instant know-it-alls, can' be told anything.

SC Tiger
10-05-2012, 13:13
What would a VW be doing there??

Considering the first "Porsche" was a VW bug, it would make sense. If you look at them the Porche 911 and the VW Beetle look somewhat alike. Not twins but the resemblance is there - more like siblings.

I still don't see the attraction to the VW Beetle.

Glockdude1
10-05-2012, 13:21
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4G2sqrNyuw/TlkNvJm22dI/AAAAAAAABD8/8WKZnDHtubA/s1600/Financial+Planning.bmp

:cool:

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 13:27
The first two pics are of the VW-30. In 1937 Daimler Benz produced 30 vehicles for pre-production testing. These vehicles covered 2.4 million kilometers in testing to prove the VW design worthy of production.

The next picture is of the Radclyffe roadster. This is one of the most significant early post war cars.

Colonel Charles Radclyffe had this car built by Rudolf Ringel as a special project. It was his summer car in 1946.

The similarities to the next car, are obvious. That is because Gottfried Schultz, a friend of Heinz Nordoff and VW wholesale dealer was also a friend of the Hebmuller family. He convinced them to start producing cars similar to the roadster. The hebmullers were born.

Hebmuller also produced the next coachbuilt. The papler was a 4 door designed for police and fire duty...though later production moved to karmann.


Next up is the Rometsch. It is a german coachbuilt made by Friedrich Rometsch. He sought to build an affordable sportscar based on the vw chassis. Production of several models went from 1950 to 1961.

The next ugly vehicle is the Matador Tempo.

Here is a picture of teh frame to show it is, indeed, a true air cooled vw.

http://image.vwtrendsweb.com/f/8843083+w750+st0/0108vwt_06zoom+1951_Volkswagen_Tempo_Matador+Frame_Magazine_View.jpg

These trucks were produced in Hamburg by a company by the name of Vidal and Sohn.
Between 1949 and 1951 1,300 were produced. 10 are known to exist today.


Finally we hit the Brazilian offerings.

The first is the SP2 it was produced from 1972 to 1976. Despite it's good looks, it was under powered and eventually the Puma took over the brazillian sports car market.

Which brings us to the last car....the Puma.

Being fiberglass bodied, the puma had much better performance than the SP2 despite having similar power.

Puma manufactured cars from 1966 to 1995. They also manufactured trucks from 1978 to 1999. The car pictured above is a GTC. It is based on the VW brasillia chassis.

This is the second generation, which begin inb 1977 with obvious styling changes. The earliest Puma's used Karmann Ghia chassis.

In 2006 limited production of Puma's was restarted in South Africa.

(this last fact I just discovered researching dates).


As for the 1950 Beetle in Stuttgart....I am unsure of the specific significance of that vehicle.

I have several guesses as to why it would be historically significant based on history of VW and porsche, but they would be guesses.

irishbum
10-05-2012, 14:15
http://i47.tinypic.com/opd945.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2kqbd0.jpg

These 2 for personality

irishbum
10-05-2012, 14:23
http://i48.tinypic.com/s3o9cx.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/20kujp4.jpg
:ack:

http://i47.tinypic.com/24d54y8.jpg

Atlanta10MM
10-05-2012, 14:34
Ghetto "culture", if you can call it that, never ceases to amaze me.:shocked: The sad thing is, they probably built that monstrosity while on government assistance.:steamed:

They were just trying to be like those rednecks who have there pickup trucks sitting in the sky. Sad thing is those rednecks probably built there trucks by selling there food stamps. :rofl:

HollowHead
10-05-2012, 14:56
They were just trying to be like those rednecks who have there pickup trucks sitting in the sky. Sad thing is those rednecks probably built there trucks by selling there food stamps. :rofl:

No doubt. There are far more rural whites on public assistance than there are urban minorities...so can we get back to the cars? HH

Gareth68
10-05-2012, 15:24
Bow down to the mighty Snorkelstang!!


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7383299592_446e2839e1_z.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5enycy7As1qb9454o1_1280.jpg

:whistling:

okie
10-05-2012, 15:32
What would a VW be doing there??

Because Ferdinand Porsche designed it:supergrin:

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 15:54
Nest time I'll look a little longer before I leap. I saw the two roadsters and thought, "two hebmullers". I saw the van and decided it was that it was an early variant of that Perkins powered delivery van. The military used some of those 4dr beetles, as well as the police, and I even saw a couple in junk yards in Germany with taxi signage. I'll stand with my thoughts on the thirties beetle. The main thing I like from Karmann is the type 1 karmann Ghia.

I've had a Puma coupe, and I know where there is a Puma body sitting for free if I had the energy to go after it.

There was also the Ali Puma, which was going to be sold in North Africa.

Bill Powell
10-05-2012, 17:51
six more oddities

JLB768
10-05-2012, 18:11
Was cool to see the VW's, here's my old 55 Oval...

Right after I bought it...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/8058042200_0d8b5a383e_b.jpg


After some paychecks dumped into it. Ended up selling it, because of too many theft attempts. Figured I'd get some money out of it, before it was just gone one morning.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/8058040460_27a599270d_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8058042677_62dd9f6593_b.jpg

FLGatorFan
10-05-2012, 18:36
aztek.jpg

goldenlight
10-06-2012, 02:46
two shots of a production VW from the thrities, two Hebmullers, a later custom coach car, a delivery vanthat is a VW in name only I can't remember what the orange coupe is called, and the white convertible is a Puma, a project belonging to a friend of mine named Gregory Hines. After 22,000 cars the Brazillian governtment in and said, "okay you're closed. Too much foreign involvement" and that was that. He does the Beck 550 Spyder there now. They're starting to move away from the VW air cooled engines.

Un modified VW air cooled engines aren't very efficient. I had a 1600 cc 1971 Super Beetle that pumped out only 60 HP.

The 1800cc Toyota 1zz-FE engine, used in the Corolla and Matrix, produces 131 hp. Now, it has fuel injection, 4 valves per cylinder, and variable valve timing, but by their nature, air cooled engines HAVE to run fairly rich, or they overheat.

DDB5788
10-06-2012, 03:32
"The camouflaged one is a Lamborghini Countach?"

I'm going to keep telling myself that Lambo is a kit car.

Bill Powell
10-06-2012, 08:02
It is a kit car. It aint too bad compared to the pink Testa Rosa in the second group of pictures.

Bill Powell
10-06-2012, 13:26
couple more

Bill Powell
10-07-2012, 10:14
how about some art cars?

Bill Powell
10-07-2012, 14:14
This is chassis n0 118 of 120 Chenowth sand rails built for testing by the military. The likely hood of one of them having twin fifties is pretty remote. A co just west of Houston puts micro processors in the receiver to fire a propane oxygen mix. That's the oxygen tank on the side of the car. It shoots fire two feet out the muzzle. If you hold down on the trigger itn will fire full auto.

The red and silver car is basically a Viper, built by a specialty co in the Detroit area.

mac66
10-07-2012, 14:23
Ok, let me throw out a few vw variants that some of you may not have seen.

Lets start out here..

Then...

Next..
moving forward...

Still newer..

How about something from the delivery side...


Is is me or did you completely miss the whole point of this thread? :rofl:

Hamilton Burger
10-07-2012, 14:37
http://i49.tinypic.com/20t5thf.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/2afcwb4.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/2nkm92w.jpg

Hamilton Burger
10-07-2012, 14:50
http://i49.tinypic.com/122hmqp.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/ab87l.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/29bfrkj.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/2aiixdf.jpg

Bill Powell
10-07-2012, 20:28
those street legal bumper cars are cool. That VW with the huge flared fenders was called the UFO. That white Lincoln is the car that became the original Batmobile.

janice6
10-07-2012, 21:02
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4G2sqrNyuw/TlkNvJm22dI/AAAAAAAABD8/8WKZnDHtubA/s1600/Financial+Planning.bmp

:cool:

That's true.........But the ride is much better in the second one.

Lone_Wolfe
10-07-2012, 21:47
Wow, there's some seriously FUGLY cars in this thread! :rofl: :rofl:

NeverMore1701
10-07-2012, 22:34
I want that camo Countach!

Don H
10-08-2012, 01:55
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/weird_cars8.jpg

:laughabove::laughabove::laughabove:

NeverMore1701
10-08-2012, 02:13
I see 'em rollin', I laughin'.....

sputnik767
10-08-2012, 02:15
The Soviet answer to the VW Beetle:
http://readrussia.com/f/blogs/00067/blog_zapooj_04.jpg

Glockdude1
10-08-2012, 05:16
http://images01.olx.fr/ui/1/20/03/1441703_1.jpg

56belair
10-08-2012, 07:33
Bosozoku style-Japan

http://pinktentacle.com/images/10/bosozoku_43.jpg

56belair
10-08-2012, 07:35
Hellaflush - Japan

http://www.neocarmodels.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2012-Toyota-Celica-Extreme-Hellaflush_3.jpg

56belair
10-08-2012, 07:41
Dekotora truck -Japan




http://sickoftheradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/dekotora-truck2.jpg

http://www.pinktentacle.com/images/dekotora_2.jpg

Bill Powell
10-08-2012, 07:42
some of those Japanese street customs are wild.

Bill Powell
10-08-2012, 10:31
Here are six that are kind of cool, from our Classy Chassis show in June.

The first is a Packard convertible, a class I was judging. My friend and I were going to judge the car pretty well because we both like the type. After studying the car for a second I told my friend that the GM tilt steering column was a nice touch. Walking around the car we saw under dash air,
GM disc brakes, power steering, and other stuff. It was a shame, cause if he had entered it in the modified class he would have done well.

GlockinNJ
10-08-2012, 10:40
six more

That Hello Kitty Ferrari just killed me. WHY? WHHHYYYYYY?????

:brickwall::brickwall::brickwall:

Bill Powell
10-08-2012, 10:45
What, you don't like pink? You should see what Mattress Mack in Houston did to his Testa Rosas.

Hamilton Burger
10-08-2012, 21:00
Some Type 34 Ghias:

http://i45.tinypic.com/2e5pm43.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/23saz5x.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/mb7kog.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/214s685.jpg

Hamilton Burger
10-08-2012, 21:05
Other VW fun:

http://i49.tinypic.com/1449ueu.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/c2osw.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/15eismv.jpg

Bill Powell
10-09-2012, 06:45
You know, I been all these years thinking I really disliked that late Ghia, and then you show those photos. I'll have to re=think it.

I really like that rusty Bug.

Here's a luxury class Bug.

mgs
10-09-2012, 06:52
http://images01.olx.fr/ui/1/20/03/1441703_1.jpg

Drove one....very fun and nice car!

Bill Powell
10-09-2012, 07:31
The reason the Prowler was shaped like that is the Chrysler executive on the project had a '34 Ford roadster.

Glockdude1
10-09-2012, 08:30
http://www.jjrods.com/streetrods/images/34aside.jpg

:cool:

Bill Powell
10-10-2012, 14:16
here's a few more. some high dollar shunts. A Spyker got spiked across that ditch.

KLardner
10-10-2012, 16:14
Nice Kubelwagen, now post a pic of a Schwimmwagen.

RWBlue
10-10-2012, 16:22
here's a few more. some high dollar shunts. A Spyker got spiked across that ditch.

The horror, the horror

Bill Powell
10-10-2012, 17:49
I never would have thought of Mr Bean as a McClaren F1 driver.

Hamilton Burger
10-10-2012, 20:15
http://i45.tinypic.com/2myzv34.jpg

A neat replica:

http://i47.tinypic.com/1198g81.jpg

...looks pretty badass next to the Jeep version:

http://i50.tinypic.com/2h517vn.jpg

HollowHead
10-10-2012, 20:22
http://i45.tinypic.com/2myzv34.jpg


Being RWD, how the hell did they get out of the water on the other side? HH

Wyoming
10-10-2012, 20:37
Ghetto "culture", if you can call it that, never ceases to amaze me.:shocked: The sad thing is, they probably built that monstrosity while on government assistance.:steamed:

Hey! Don't talk that way about Okie's ride. He has a job and spent his own money.

Well he did get a little help from the President because it runs on alternate fuel.

It runs on hope.:rofl:

RWBlue
10-10-2012, 20:46
http://i47.tinypic.com/1198g81.jpg


That would be one heck of a deer hunting vehicle.

KLardner
10-11-2012, 13:17
Being RWD, how the hell did they get out of the water on the other side? HH

Schwimmers had reduction gearing on the rear axle and were four wheel drive. The gearbox was fitted with four forward speeds and reverse, plus an extremely low cross-country gear. With four wheel drive engaged - normal drive was by the rear wheels only - a tubular propeller shaft transmitted drive to the front wheels.