The Stout Scarab


The 1936 Stout Scarab is referred to by some as the first minivan. Its definitely one cool car!
     Posted By: patty - Fri Sep 25, 2015
     Category: Design and Designers | 1930s | Cars | Yesterday’s Tomorrows





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Strange car and not the 1st to be 'too radical' for its time.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/26/15 at 12:14 AM
This seems to be a safer, more practical version of R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_car

Fuller recognized that his car was what we'd call a "concept car", and it was not ready for the general public, and the general public was not ready for it.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 09/26/15 at 05:09 AM
It's amazing how many vehicles were trying to emulate the Tatra 77 and its successors. (Bucky Fuller's car had a fin on the top because he paid a whole $7.50 for a portfolio of preliminary sketches stolen from Jaray's office -- the final design of the 77 had the fin on the back,)
Posted by Phideaux on 09/26/15 at 08:47 PM
Here's a link to the Tatra 77 Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_77
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/26/15 at 09:21 PM
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