Thread: Parking in 1927
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Old 24 June 2017, 02:25 AM
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Three observations:

- the car is always turning counter-clockwise. Three examples, three counter-clockwise turns. Does it only work in one direction?
- every time there is a transition either to or from the funky turn, there is a major cut in the footage. This hints to me that there had to be some mechanical adjustments (locking hubs, mechanical switching at the axle etc) in order to get this to work correctly
- each demonstration of the funky turn has someone sitting in the rear seat. Is this just a matter of that person being the assistant (or relative) of the driver/inventor and getting into a film? Or is that person a functional part of making the car turn?

It is a neat film. I suspect that if anything, it was a proof of concept that never took off (too much work to make it happen). I'd love to see more of the stuff from that era.
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