(originally posted 14 June 2010; recovered from archive.org 17 May 2013)
Gracing the cover of Modern Mechanix magazine from August, 1936 is this nifty induction powered buggy.
Being a physical scientist myself, I thought I might work out some of the energies involved in transmitting power this way. Suffice to say, it seems to me that there would be much frying of brains and possibly vegetation well before highway speeds were achieved. This may explain the grim look of determination on the pilot’s face.
Nonetheless, this is not a principle to be discarded lightly, so I have scanned the article and posted it on The Old Car Manual Project site.