Proud Scandinavian motorhead and hot rod Ford in quintessential Olympic Peninsula Washington State setting - river valley prone to winter flooding with escape route climbing into dark forest. Before all the vampire stuff. Or maybe not.
1951-2 Nash Rambler Convertible in mystery location, although I believe these folks were from the Maryland Virginia Pennsylvania Delaware area. Looks like a fairly unusual spot. Any clues would be greatly appreciated.
Although the caption reads Southhampton, David Greenlees of The Old Motor says this is actually Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York, and that the old motor in question sports a London to Edinburg touring body. I suspect indecent amounts of money would be involved in all cases.
"The brainchild of Mitsubishi Design Europe, the strikingly styled Concept-EZ advanced prototype demonstrates the dynamic, packaging and design benefits of MIEV (Mitsubishi In-wheel motor Electric Vehicle), which uses ultra-compact electric motors that sit within the wheel hub itself. Each of the Concept-EZ's 20inch wheels houses a 27bhp in-hub motor - for a total output of 108bhp – powered by a lithium-ion battery pack sandwiched beneath the car's flat floor. By employing its MIEV technology in the 3700mm long Concept-EZ, Mitsubishi has liberated its engineers and designers from the traditional constraints imposed by internal combustion power and drivetrain, and have created an ‘urban capsule’ vehicle that provides unsurpassed interior packaging. Concept-EZ's usable internal space has also been enhanced by the use of a retractable steering wheel, drive-by-wire technology and intelligent folding seats to create a space that’s as equally adept at transporting passengers as it is providing them with an innovative and secure lounge area when they arrive." Photos and text from Mitsubishi.
What one web critic called a toaster is also a smart punk mono-box that's almost all transformable interior space. Motor Show Middle East has an extensive selection of EZ MIEV photos.
The Paige Daytona was named for the beach where a stripped version of the car set a 102.8 mph stock-chassis record with Ralph Mulford at the wheel in 1921. I think we're still in Florida here but I haven't been able to pin the location down. The Tarragona Tower, with very similar stonework arches on either side, was built as gateway to an exclusive golf and country club community called Daytona Highlands, 'Florida's Suburb of Hills and Lakes', in the early twenties, but these vine-covered stones look like they've been there awhile. Maybe we're looking at Tarragona's inspiration?
Frank Lloyd Wright's eldest son Lloyd amid the cars and climate of Southern California. "Wright, who seldom missed an opportunity to create startling effects with his expressionistic use of form, decoration and materials, was faced with a constricted midblock site and a low budget. He adopted the idea of minimally enclosed market space and a cantilevered roof to attract the eye of customers on the periphery... Perhaps taking a cue from several recent projects by his celebrated father, Wright developed a taut but perceptually casual geometry of oblique angles for both the plan and the elevations. The market front was uninterrupted save for thin V-shaped steel struts that seemed more like decorative flourishes beneath the bulky roof (which was in fact no more than a series of sharply pitched beams enveloped in corrugated, galvanized iron). The same cheap material was used for the rear walls and display baseboards - all of it sprayed with aluminum paint. In a masterful play of illusion, the building appeared at once massive and minimal. Great chunky blocks were rendered as flimsy planes supported more by some unexplained force than by an intelligible system. Day or night, the effect was difficult to ignore." - The Drive-In, The Supermarket And The Transformation Of Commercial Space In Los Angeles, 1914-1941, by Richard Longstreth. Corresponding night photo comes from Kevin Starr's 'Los Angeles: Portrait Of A City'.
Twin-engine Porsches created by Lou Fageol, whose father Frank founded the Twin Coach Company in 1927 to develop a large capacity dual-engine bus to challenge street cars for city transit. In addition to considerable success as pilot of Gold Cup hydroplanes Slo-Mo-Shun IV and V, Lou built a dual Offy powered Fageol Twin Special that started the 1946 Indy 500 from the middle of the front row. His double engine obsession continued with the Fageol Twin Porsches. Top photo shows the original car with 356 coupe body and '51-2 Packard grille (and tail lights?) in early August 1953 @ Paine Field in Everett, Washington, during SCCA races held as part of the annual Seattle Seafair celebration. Lower photo from Don Zipfel via Hemmings @ Pebble Beach April 1955 shows a more radical second car, constructed from airplane drop tanks on a box channel frame with Porsche suspension bits.