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The Ultimate Spoiler

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

That’s Edsel’s a 1958 Aero Cabana. Really.

[Found here. More info here.]
UPDATE: Just found some pictures of the Aero Cabana in all it’s open glory. Apparently its use wasn’t limited to the Edsel Citation, but it is still a rarity. Despite its aerodynamic form, the Aero Cabana  never quite *ahem* took off.


Very little is known about this pop-up design, but not because it lacks merit. In the twenties and thirties, many of the tent and trailer manufacturers began building prototypes after hours in small backyard shops in hopes of developing a sound manufacturable product. The Aero Cabana relied on a small number of parts, which, once assembled, created an aerodynamic form that easily mounted to an automobile’s roof gutters. This early–fifties design preceded the well-known Volkswagen pop-up roof tent.
Images courtesy of Phil Noyes.

Babe Magnet: The Spoiler

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Well, well, well. What do we have here?

Looks like it’s time for the Dorkville Senior Prom, and someone’s dad brought home some scrap plywood and 1×6 roof sheathing from the jobsite again. He snagged an aerosol can of expansive foam insulation as well. The same someone’s mom scored some water color poster paint from the art supply room at Dorkville Elementary while Mrs. DeFarcas was busy washing the wheat paste off of Bobby Bieber’s face. Who could that someone be?

Trey Johnson. He’s that little s.o.b. from down the street that tried to let air out of your tires and only managed to release a half-pound before his fingernail ripped when you hit him with the garden hose on Halloween night a coupla years back. Now he’s a junior at Dorkville High, and he owns a staple gun. He tried to flatten your spare with it just last week.

Not much I can say that’s not intuitively obvious to the casual observer, except that TJ really screwed up the fit of the trunk and had to replace both rear light assemblies (you can’t chip away that foam insulation without damage) and got no dates for his trouble. Even the Dorkville Cheerleaders laughed at him.

Yet another great Babe Magnet. Pure efficient genius.

[Image from here.]

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