Sunday, October 4, 2015

Red streamlining - straight from the 30's

This was the future back in the roaring 20ies and 30ies of last century America. Streamline was the fashion, from locomotives to Art Deco. Detroit was not going to miss this either, and some very avant-garde automotive designs were born in that period (Airflow, Scarab etc.) Mostly not really succesfull, maybe because they went to much ahead of their time.


But in the toywrold, well, it's a whole different story. This Wyandotte boattail red sports car was so popular they made these in different sizes and during quite a long run. And building quality means that a little sort of a century later we can still see these in good nick.

Electric headlamps (made of glass - no toy safety test would allow that today !) were actioned through a lever on the right side of the driver. Still trying to figure out the battery used + electrical connections !

going artistic !
even it's shadow shouts speed !

White rubber says the Michelin man ! 
Speed (ster)
Fenders ! (no, not the guitars...)

Boattail roadster, Wyandotte, USA, 1930's