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Tatra Type 87 (1936-1950)

Producing in Czechoslovakia during the most turbulent years of the last century, the Tatra Type 87 managed to be far ahead of it’s time. The radical body shape was an evolution of the first aerodynamically designed car, the Tatra Type 77. Due to it’s shape and efficiency the Type 87 was able to achieve 20mpg at highway speeds and continue on to a top speed over 100mph with it’s rear mounted air cooled V8. The engineering genius behind it, Hans Ledwinka, was imprisoned for six years for collaborating with Nazi Germany but eventually sued for his freedom. It never gained the success he hoped for outside of his home country, but today the Tatra Type 87 is renowned for its’ innovations.

anonymous asked:

some guy comes through my line wanting to buy cigarettes and i card him because i'd rather stay on this side of company policy and state law, thank you very much. guy of course gets pissy with me, starts ranting and raving about how he's 37, and after i let him know about our card-anyone-under-40 policy which is advertised right by the fucking pin pad, demands to talk to the manager. guess who management sided with. (here's a hint: it wasn't me)