Single frame: Airflow

1935 Chrysler Airflow f

Canon PowerShot S95

Chrysler’s 1934-37 Airflow may have been a masterpiece of streamlining, but it bombed in the marketplace. It simply looked too strange, and buyers stayed away. But removed from the context of its time, the Airflow is clearly a groundbreaking design.

Not that you can see much of it in this photo. I found this 1935 Airflow at the 2011 Mecum auction. I moved in close to photograph this detail.

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6 responses to “Single frame: Airflow”

  1. marcusterrypeddle Avatar

    Wow, those are beautiful lines. Great design. I like the touch of red in the lower right. Excellent photo.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! It was fun to shoot this old car.

  2. DougD Avatar

    I really want to like the Airflow, but they are just too art deco for me. I guess I can appreciate them as art but not as a car?

    Good shot though, nice capture of the details.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I like Art Deco so the Airflow works for me!

  3. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    Looks like a masterpiece … well done ;)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

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