Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car - 1933

The only remaining of three Dymaxion Cars on show as part of the the Buckminster Fuller show currently at the Whitney Museum in New York.

Designed with help of a wind tunnel and friend Isamu Noguchi the three-wheeled car got a then unheard of 30 miles to the gallon.

It got a bad rap when a crash at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair killed the driver. Fuller blamed another vehicle but the bad press was enough to keep the car from going into production.

The Dymaxion car represent for me the best things about Buckminster Fuller. So innovative in so many ways that a variety of ideas are ubiquitous today and many others now seem ridiculous. Pure Bucky.
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