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Its a Dieselpunk world, what would move you? Auto's, Airplanes and Everything Else.

What kind of transportation would you use in your diesel punk world? Conceptual or real, post them here. I lean towards crafts that actually exist in our world, but would have featues or be able to preform acts impossible in our reality, such as speed, weapons systems, etc. For me, mine would be the

Bmw R7,  1939 Duesenburg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost, and a heavily modified P-38 Lightning.

 

 

 

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Beautiful choices, all of 'em.

 

Now, I'm not a 'car guy', but man, vintage cars are some of the most gorgeous objects that industrial manufacturing ever produced.

 

1925/1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe

1938 Phantom Corsair:

1930 Mercedes-Benz Count Trossi SSK:

 

 

The editing box is gimped so I can't correct the last post, but that first car is actually from 1925, not '35. Makes it even more avant for its time!
That 1930 Benz is unbelievable.

I'm no good with computers so I don't know how to put pictures here, but here's my choices.

 

1. 1937 Talbot-Lago Figoni-Falaschi Coupe 

2. Holden Efijy - because I am an Aussie and we have to support Holden!

3. 1934 Chrysler Airflow

4. 1936 Studebaker President.

Ground Transport: Willy's Jeep or, Indian/Harley/Matchless/Royal Enfield motorcycle to get me to the airfield or dock...

 

Air: any of the following: Supermarine Walrus/Grumman Goose/PBY Catalina amphibians

DH Mosquito

Supermarine Spitfire MkVb

B-25 Mitchell

Corsair F4U

Sopwith Camel

Nieuport 28

S.E 5a

 

I could on with aircraft all day, but I'll leave it there. (aeroplanes of character have propellers;))

I'm a rat rodder when it comes to vehicles and my motorcycles, so my car would be a roughed up, flat black, white-walled, '33 Ford 3-window Coupe, with a twist.

 

The twist is that in my world, everything is electric and/or solar powered, so that my rough looking Coupe would have a beautiful elecric motor under its rusty hood.

Air transport:

As a young proud Brit I would have insisted on a Sopwith Camel or a Spitfire but now I'd prefere a Trans Atlantic airship with a heated cabin and access to an alcahol serving saloon. 

Oh I like your thinking Wilhelm. Old fashioned's all round? :)

Hmmmm, as a land vehicle I would probably have to choose A 1940 Ford truck such as this one:

Followed by a nice big ship from the 1930's or 40's preferably experimental, and big enough to take my truck and plane with me, or maybe something simpler like just a tanker, that'd do the job....and for the air I'd take an airship such as Wilhelm said above, but more along the lines of these British beauties, with a compliment of P-38's or P-61 Blackwidows rigged for airship service of course:

 

 

 

 

I would probably choose a jeep with the Grycean Flag panted on the doors and hood.

Currently in the process of designing a bike based on this beastie  from 1936...

 

Learning fibreglassing is a steep learning curve but it is slowly getting there...

 

The prototype is to be a 50cc powered 'twist and go' centrifugal clutch retro-scooter...

 

Once that's been debugged - hopefully a 650cc cruiser version....

 

Already registered the company name "Retro Cycles" here in Australia... will post pix of the progress as it comes to hand...

 

So look out for updates re: the "Retro-Active" (50cc) and the "Retro-Rocket" (650cc) over coming months...

 

...but hell...

 

Plains, trains and automobiles????... love 'em all... Especially Luftwaffe "almost got it in the air" stuff... Horten flying wings.... that sort of stuff...  :D

 

...but if I could only choose one mode of transport... bikes would win hands down!

 

 

call it a mid-life crisis LOL!

Wow, this shows some major drive an ambition, I cannot wait till this company is created! Once it is I believe I may just have to look into one of these beauties!

Jean-Luc deVere said:

Currently in the process of designing a bike based on this beastie  from 1936...

 

Learning fibreglassing is a steep learning curve but it is slowly getting there...

 

The prototype is to be a 50cc powered 'twist and go' centrifugal clutch retro-scooter...

 

Once that's been debugged - hopefully a 650cc cruiser version....

 

Already registered the company name "Retro Cycles" here in Australia... will post pix of the progress as it comes to hand...

 

So look out for updates re: the "Retro-Active" (50cc) and the "Retro-Rocket" (650cc) over coming months...

 

...but hell...

 

Plains, trains and automobiles????... love 'em all... Especially Luftwaffe "almost got it in the air" stuff... Horten flying wings.... that sort of stuff...  :D

 

...but if I could only choose one mode of transport... bikes would win hands down!

 

 

call it a mid-life crisis LOL!

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