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12 May 2010 03:29 #16741 by DJT
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lol Chris.... what's the other two toned blue thing he created. Is that what I'm thinking of instead of the Tasco...?

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12 May 2010 03:57 #16743 by Chris Summers
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Now that you mention it, I do see more Buehrig Motor Car in this than TASCO.

I also see a lot of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in it. Photo from the IMDB.


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12 May 2010 06:57 #16744 by Bill Hummel
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Just what was he thinking .... yuchh!

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12 May 2010 15:02 #16746 by
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He inherited a truck load of giant bumper overriders and needed to sell them. One at a time on the front of that odd car probably leemed like a plan.

I liked the Phantom more the first time I saw it. I remember it as a simpler design.

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12 May 2010 15:58 #16747 by Chris Summers
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Bill Hummel wrote: Just what was he thinking .... yuchh!


Gordon Buehrig in his autobiography, Rolling Sculpture:

Someone once said, "Show me a man who never made a mistake and I'll show you a man who never did anything." When I think of the Tasco I repeat this to myself. It helps a little.

People often just sum up the TASCO as "that ugly prototype." Buehrig's book actually tells you how everything went so horribly wrong...and it wasn't all his fault.

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12 May 2010 18:12 #16749 by Greg Frownfelter
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a couple of years ago the Museum sent the Tasco
to Amelia island for display-I got to go with it as its handler
to my amasement lots and lots and lots of people were suprized
to see it, they knew a lot about it-flat head ford with Duntov
heads and many quirks like the t tops, its aviation carry overs
I came away from there with a new concept of what I considered
an unattractive exercise
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