Choppers, hot rods, muscle cars or any other automotive custom machine have only one thing in common, mainly. The need for speed. Or the rider's need to go FAST.

Let's take a different look of that need and twist it a bit. That need for speed can be accomplished and satisfied thanks to either a crazy number of horses,  hp's , or thru aerodynamics.

The Arrow Plane is a very good example of  aerodynamics. ruling over the hp''s criteria.

Built in 1932, the Arrow Plane is one of a kind. It's a precursor to the six McQuay-Norris streamliners (like the one pictured below).


''Hill Auto Metal Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, built both the Arrow Plane and the McQuay-Norrises and allegedly used the Arrow Plane, commissioned by Chicagoan Lyman Voelpel, as a testbed for the McQuay-Norrises.''

''Like its successors, the Arrow Plane used quite a few Ford parts, including a Ford engine. Unlike its successors, the Arrow Plane used a simple few gauges and a Ford four-cylinder fitted with a Miller overhead-camshaft conversion (instead of a V-8). Voelpel specified that the engine be mounted in the rear of the car and drive the front wheels.''

The result is stunning. I think that this really qualifies as dWRENCHED. Beautiful Art Deco Automotive machine.  The Arrow Plane is located in Mesa, Arizona.

Pictures & quotes by : blog hemmings

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