Too Much, Too Soon – 1925 Rickenbacker Vertical Eight Superfine – David Conwill @Hemmings

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THE IMPRESSIVE 1925 RICKENBACKER VERTICAL EIGHT SUPERFINE WAS TOO ADVANCED FOR ITS TIME

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The creative genius of car enthusiasts and the cold calculations of businessmen are the age-old yin and yang of the automobile industry. Think of the car enthusiast as an artist, driven to create the purest expression of his or her vision in steel, glass, and rubber–regardless of expense. The businessmen are there to make sure that the unfettered vision doesn’t bankrupt the company. Both the artist and his or her fans may decry the artificial limitation on mechanical genius, but the graveyard of the car business is littered with nameplates that went too far, too fast, and were unable to sustain themselves.

Read David’s article here

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