• Short Summary

    A new type of car - the "Gyron" - will be featured at the 1961 New York International Automobile Show, opening in the United States on Mar 31.

  • Description

    A new type of car - the "Gyron" - will be featured at the 1961 New York International Automobile Show, opening in the United States on Mar 31. The car was filmed at Dearborn in Michigan.

    Delta-shaped like a supersonic jet aircraft, the "Gyron" is 17 feet long and designed to run on two wheels instead of four. Ford Motor Company stylists built the fibre-glass vehicles; and suggest keeping it upright on the highway with a gyroscope. At a standstill, outrigger wheels keep the "Gyron" in balance.

    "Gyron" has a plastic canopy, air-conditioning, and two seats. A steering dial provides automatic speed, and steering controls are operated from either seat. An electronic computer might be used to calculate speed and arrival time.

    Regardless of weather, day or night, an infra-red viewing screen pictures road conditions ahead for safety. "Gyron" isn't practical at the moment - except as a styling study. But it may be the shape of things to come ...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3YZEMZWHYPYEQODRBYP94MRCM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YZEMZWHYPYEQODRBYP94MRCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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