The Super was a car that Buick launched in 1940. Like its Cadillac, Pontiac and Oldsmobile counterparts, the Buick Super was built on the General Motors C-body platform. The C-body platform was General Motors newest large sedan chassis that was designed to be longer, wider and lower to the ground than previous generations. It had an aggressive looking stance that provided more interior room while at the same time improving aerodynamics and styling.
On standard cars, spoilers are those curved shaped things that usually swoop up from the rear of the car. Generally they are plastic or fiberglass and are affixed to the rear trunk lid. On race cars, they are much more elaborate. They might be huge affairs that rise up way off the car and on F1 Indy cars, they embellish just about every surface and just about touch the ground.
Introduced over 10 years ago, hybrids are cars that utilize both gas motors and electric motors for propulsion. On a hybrid, the gas motor is powered by gasoline, of course, and the electric motor is powered by a bank of batteries. Engineers have designed them so these two different power plants work together to deliver high efficiency and great gas mileage. The Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight are two popular examples of the hybrid category.
Pure solar vehicles are being developed. A pure solar vehicle is an electric vehicle powered completely by energy from the sun. The way it works is that the cars convert the sun’s energy into electricity using Photovoltaic Panels (PVCs) which then fuel the battery to run the car’s motor.
Automobiles and car horns are pretty much synonymous. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find any motoring vehicle that doesn’t have one. And, as you probably know, the relationship between cars and their horns goes back many years. In fact, it goes back to the very beginning of self-propelled vehicles. Here’s the story.