120 MPH!, Bucky has got me beat.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Savage" <email@example.com>
To: "John Beckett" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "DrMayf" <email@example.com>; "land Speed List"
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: Rear wheel steering
> A quote --
> ``The Dymaxion Car was a teardrop-shaped (least air resistance),
> 3-wheeled, rear-wheel (single) steering, 21 foot long, Aluminum bodied
> auto, designed by Bucky to achieve maximum output and service with
> minimum material input. It was about 6 feet tall (Kinda like a big van),
> seated the driver and 10 passengers, weighed less than 1000 lbs., went
> 120 miles/hr on a 90 horsepower engine, and got between 30-50 miles to
> the gallon of gas! (Depending on your sources, again.)"
> 120 MPH on 1933 tires!!?? With a '33 ford drive train!!??
> If you look at:
> you'll see that the driver sat just in front of the drive (front) wheels
> like Breedlove's car.
> This addresses Neil's concerns.
> John Beckett wrote:
> >Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car was rear steer and was gathering
> >when "A fatal crash, wrongly blamed on the steering instead of the other
> >involved, was also fatal to investors"
> >How fast did it actually go?