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Evinrude Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)

Evinrude Rooney Lakester (1970) - Brooks Stevens being interviewed next to Rooney Lakester
Evinrude Rooney Lakester (1970) - Brooks Stevens being interviewed next to Rooney Lakester
Evinrude Rooney Lakester (1970) - Brooks Stevens being interviewed next to Rooney Lakester
Evinrude Rooney Lakester (1970) - Brooks Stevens being interviewed next to Rooney Lakester
Evinrude Rooney Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Rooney Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Rooney Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Rooney Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Evinrude Lakester designed by Brooks Stevens (1970)
Images: aldenjewell's photostream; archive.mam.org
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Evinrude Rooney Lakester — Boat slipped into car body
You back this dune buggy down to the water's edge and suddently it gives birth to a 14-foot fiberglass boat. After the cruise or waterskiing, when you're back ashore, an electric winch hauls the boat aboard its wheeled partner. Dune buggy and boat are powered by same 50-hp outboard motor. The buggy has standard Volkswagen running gear and an infinitely variable hydrostatic gearbox of the type used on high-power garden tractors. The prototype, a brilliant orange and pearlescent model, appeared at the San Francisco Boat show in January 1970. Created by Brooks Stevens, the Lakester is expected to sell for around $2,500 when it becomes available.


Этот необычный агрегат был создан известным промышленным дизайнером Бруксом Стивенсом (Brooks Stevens) и мог бы вывести само понятие пляжного багги на новый уровень.

Только представьте: подъезжая к кромке пляжа на комфортном багги, вы продолжаете свой путь по водной глади на легком и столь же комфортабельном 4-х метровом фибергласовом катере, а когда вам надоест гонять по волнам, вы так же просто возвращаетесь на сушу. Больше никакой мороки с прицепом для лодок и всем прочим!

Назывался этот необычный аппарат — Lakester. Шасси базировалось на агрегатах Volkswagen, что облегчало ремонт и снижало стоимость конструкции. Продавать комплект планировали по цене от $2,500, но как и многие подобные проекты, Lakester так и остался прототипом.
Source: Two-in-one fun for the RV set - Popular Science, Mar 1970; carstyling.ru
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moltimedia
Friday, January 6, 2012
Fantastic!!! I just realize i have platic Hong Kong toy model of this, thought is was a wild chinse idea of some sort. Actually bought if for the scale boat,taht detachers if any is intersted i will post a picture.
vranac
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
how many were produced?
jp
Thursday, July 30, 2015
in cartoon of 80s the name m.a.s.k have une jeep son this prototipe.
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