The illustrator for this drawing is unknown, which is a shame because it’s such a precisely rendered cutaway of a 1949 Nash that had been converted into a camper. Lucius Sheets of Huntington, Indiana, converted his Nash into a camper that allowed him to sleep, cook, and eat on the road, saving motel expenses. […]
General category for cutaway drawings related to cars, trucks, and anything to do with land transport.
We’re told that this trailer, from Holan Engineering from Elmwood (sic), IN, has two stories and an attic, a plastic-tiled kitchen and bathroom, and a living room with a picture window. What they don’t tell us is that this is a mobile home, not meant to travel any farther than from the dealer’s lot to […]
The “wanigan” was an 8 x 24 foot mobile caboose that was attached to the back of Arctic explorers’ tracked wagon trains. The wanigan had four bunks, refrigerator, coal stove, table, sink, and latrine. Click to Enlarge to 594 x 478 px: Source: Popular Mechanics May 1950
This pickup truck camper was pretty state-of-the-art stuff for RVs in the late 1960s. It had a pass-through to the cab; 12v outlets; aircraft inclinometers to indicate when the camper was leveled off; stiff springs; and an over-the-cab bunk. Source: Popular Mechanics May 1967
In 1940, it was asked if we might be driving a car like this in only two years. The novel cutaway turned the notion of how to design a car on its head: streamlined to look like “a giant aerial bomb on wheels,” with the engine in back, driver in the center, and rear passengers […]
Click Here For Large (1353 x 1200 Pixels) In an issue of LIFE magazine from October 30, 1939 that I have is a great cutaway drawing of Admiral Byrd’s snow cruiser. Admiral Byrd was a naval officer who was the first person to reach the North and South Poles by air. At 55 feet […]