of course there are many types of bodies, Girls bodies, heavenly
bodies, scientific bodies. The
2CV development threw away as many rule books as possible
and allowed nature to take its course.
animals blending in to your environment is a 'lucky' feature.
Zebras, Polar Bears and the Doyouthinkhesaurus are all excellent
2CVs followed this trend. Here you can see a van that would
blend into an urban brickwork background, rural fields and
be hard to find in a breaker's yard.
offers not only excellent colour possibilities but brings
a 'blanc mange' style to the designer's palette.
we can see what happens when steel is put to one side.
adoption of air lift and thrust, a bright yellow tone contrasts
quite a lot with the van discussed earlier.
with an imaginative selection of power units bodywork can
extend the flexibility of use to the extreme.
we can see what air power, used to drive the 2CV above, can
achieve when switched from blow to suck.
capacious family tourer can be converted in seconds to the
slinkiest of alley cats. Defeating armies of bollards, finding
gaps in the fabric of the universe itself these clever vehicles
are better than anything else in the city - just a long as
the driver remembers not to press the 'breathe out' button
by mistake before the journey is over.
is a lovely 'Bijou'. Made in Slough in the early 60s these
cars were only let down by the British housewife's commitment
to big boots.
Scrutineers have to be especially careful with
bodywork.There are ethics as well as rules, measures as
well as ambiences. Life long commitment to reading Bodywork magazines
is often a trait of the committed scrutineer.
Rallye Sud has some of the finest bodywork ever assembled but
it would be foolish if we were to duck the issue and not check
for false curves, loose bindings, flimsy cladding. We must be
brave and ensure that everything is tested to the limit before
going off with a bang on the journey of a lifetime.