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« on: 12/11/2008 17:19:14 »
Anyone interested in car design might like to know there is an exhibition of Japanese car designs at the Science Museum, Sth Kensington, from the end of November to mid April.

Tomorrow & Friday I will be putting in some concept cars from Nissan and Daihatsu. I Think the Nissan is the Pivo 2. Seems like only a few months ago I put this car in &took it out again from the Science Museum for some other show! I know the Pivo is not new (about 2/3 years old) and has been shown before in Michigan and Frankfurt, but, judging by the way they wanted it kept under wraps last time before the unveiling, I think Nissan keep improving it. Odd looking thing!


Japan Car exhibition info can be found here; http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/japan_car.aspx

And before you ask, no, Im not on commission!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/11/2008 18:07:09 »
I thought it was an egg timer.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/11/2008 20:34:20 »
Very cool.. I love seeing and reading about the concept cars.. Thanks Don_1
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/11/2008 20:44:27 »
Besides looking like an egg timer. It looks like it is suppose to go either direction by spinning the cab. ::)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/11/2008 03:33:09 »
its fantastic; 360 panoramic vision. :D
 

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« Reply #5 on: 13/11/2008 07:40:01 »
Besides looking like an egg timer. It looks like it is suppose to go either direction by spinning the cab. ::)

You're spot on there. the cab does revolve, so do the wheels! They spin through 90, so it can travel forward and sideways. See this demo http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ia8JZe2vSq8&NR=1

Even a woman can park it in a narrow gap!!!

Pardon? What? Eh? I said nothing of the sort. Me??? Sexist???? Never!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 13/11/2008 08:06:59 »
and another excellent pareidolia example!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 13/11/2008 08:47:00 »
and another excellent pareidolia example!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 13/11/2008 09:22:20 »
I prefer this 1 (not Japanese though)

 

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« Reply #9 on: 13/11/2008 09:43:53 »
Ah yes! The Rolls Canardly.

Stand by your beds! here it comes........

Rolls down hill can 'ardly get up 'em.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/11/2008 09:49:55 »
Ah yes! The Rolls Canardly.

Stand by your beds! here it comes........

Rolls down hill can 'ardly get up 'em.

Does the barrel belong to you or MakeItLady? You both seem to be scraping it.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/11/2008 10:15:16 »


Just a min..... I think there's something left in this one!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 13/11/2008 10:18:06 »
You'll never find happiness at the bottom of it though.

Hic!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 13/11/2008 11:19:43 »


Just a min..... I think there's something left in this one!

Careful, it could be JimBob's longjohns!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/11/2008 07:57:29 »

Careful, it could be JimBob's longjohns!

YUK!!!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 14/11/2008 09:22:26 »
Just a quick footnote to this in case anyone is interested in going to see the Nissan Pivo at this show.

The Pivo will be at the show for the first two weeks, after which it is going back to Japan for another show. It will be back at the Science Museum show at the end of January.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 14/11/2008 15:43:40 »
Oh yeah, cars. I'd forgotten about them.

Thank you, Don.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 14/11/2008 20:48:34 »
This car is a shed, no really...http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wLh-zsFi5HY&feature=related    :)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 14/11/2008 21:44:37 »
This car is a shed, no really...http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wLh-zsFi5HY&feature=related    :)

RD

 That is funny, it was a good moment to a dull day. LMAO
 

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« Reply #19 on: 15/11/2008 15:59:47 »
Just what I need, an "E" Type Shed. I wonder if he puts it in the garage?

Must have been an April Fool stunt, but I don't remember it.
 

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