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    Two outstanding exhibits at the Chicago Motor Show, Jan 17, apart from Can-Can girls publicizing the latest Henaults, were the Chrysler electric car and the Ford Glideair.

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    Two outstanding exhibits at the Chicago Motor Show, Jan 17, apart from Can-Can girls publicizing the latest Henaults, were the Chrysler electric car and the Ford Glideair.

    The Chrysler, a three-eighths scale model, was powered by four high-speed electric motors fed form a fuel cell into which hydrogen and oxygen fuels were pumped.

    Ford's Glideair, a three feet long model, is the car of the distant future. It's wheel-less and rides on a cushion of air. Friction reduction will enable the car to reach speeds of up to 500 mph on the super-motorways of the next century, Fords claim. In addition the gas turbine or turbo-jet engine powering the car will us less fuel per mph at these high speeds than the conventional petrol engine.

    Another of Fords latest products is the Skyliner. You can drive it as an open tourer or, when it rains, as a hard-top saloon - all at the touch of a button.

    Toyota of Japan had a stand at the Show, the first Japanese car to be exhibited in America. Two almond-eyed beauties helped the sales promotion campaign.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVKIFJC4LDB5L6SBYJ8ZGHPKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAVKIFJC4LDB5L6SBYJ8ZGHPKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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