So, yesterday, someone posts this link on Facebook. It's a picture of a 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I. This car:
Doesn't that look like the Batmobile as envisioned by Art Deco himself? If Tim Burton had made his "Batman" movie in 1939 instead of 1989, I suspect this would have made the perfect vehicle upon which to base the Batmobile.
The automobiles of the early part of the 20th century were, IMHO, the most beautiful creations to roam the streets. The "lead sleds" of the 1950s had the massive tailfins, the 1960s saw the muscle car era, the 1970s witnessed a race towards gigantism, followed by the fuel crisis, the 1980s were crapboxes, and the 1990s had quasi-aerodynamic genericars.
The 1920s and 1930s, though, had some beauties...
That is all.