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The 85th anniversary of the Dymaxion car


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Imagine attending the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago in 1933 and coming across the revolutionary Dymaxion car. This spacious, aerodynamic, front-wheel drive car was shown at a time in automotive history when the Citroën Traction Avant was just being introduced and before the DeSoto Airflow ushered in streamlined styling that was quickly adopted by domestic and foreign automakers alike. The blimp-like creation was the brainchild of Buckminster Fuller, the visionary architect and designer who later popularized the architectural use of the geodesic dome.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/12/85th-anniversary-of-dymaxion