Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cold War Scooter

While the Trabant seems to be the Cold War Minicar -- this qualifies as the ultimate Cold War Scooter.

We found this image on, and we couldn't resist sharing it with you.

The more we looked at it, the more it made us think about a "turn of the century" French racecar.

Racing at an amazing 105.8 km/h, the Jamais Contente (Never Content), the first ever purpose-built racing car, smashed the world speed record in April 1899. Driven by Camille Jenatzy, the torpedo-shaped car was powered by electric motors.


Looking at it again made us realize that it must be a cousin to the missile that Major Kong rode to the target in the 1964 movie, Dr. Strangelove.

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