The 1932 Helicron: Steampunk Hoax?



These images were sent to Tacky Raccoons HQ by a genuine decent sort via email.  The colors and the concept caused my antennae to quiver “FRAUD!”  But I’m not so sure.  Snopes has nothing on it, yet, and there are too many google links to the 1932 Helicron.

Either it’s a VERY elaborate hoax, or it’s the real deal.  We think it’s the latter.

At least there is video proof that it works in concept, but it gives the term “roadkill” a more gruesome visage…

Anyone recobanize what airplane the cowling came from?

[Tip ‘o the tarboosh to Dan S. who sent the images via email.]

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2 Responses to “The 1932 Helicron: Steampunk Hoax?”

  1. muslim Says:

    Looks pretty neat, and i’d definately love to go for a joy ride in that car, thank you for sharing a bit of history (looks real)

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    musl– As absurd as it is, it’s the real deal. No discernible fakery.

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