The first sight of this combo coming down the street must have stopped people in their tracks, as it did us when we first stumbled across this film. The trailer has a conventionally shaped teardrop shape, but the Darth Vader-like styling of the car is unlike anything we have seen before. We were unable to find any information about this interesting, handcrafted car and trailer, and all that we do know is courtesy of the narrator on the newsreel film who identifies the creator as Angelo R. Noble of Guadalupe, California.
We are hoping that our very resourceful readers will once again go to work and help find a little more information about Noble’s handiwork and tell all of us if it a pre-war or a post war creation and more about it. Could Noble have possibly learned aircraft construction methods and skills during WWII and then had access to cheap surplus materials afterward that enabled him to build the pair?
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Thu Aug 08 2013 13:48:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"... looks like a turtle.." Not a nice way to end this segment. Imagine unearthing this jet age ditty?!
Thu Aug 08 2013 14:24:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
It looks like a horseshoe crab to me.
Thu Aug 08 2013 19:10:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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Crazy and offbeat, I love it!
Thu Aug 08 2013 16:40:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)