Coruba Climax Can Car Gallery


The Cooper Climax was the first of the modern rear engined grand prix cars and had very pleasing proportions. I saw the Coruba mixers in cans and the Coruba and Cooper sort of got together in my head. Thus the Coruba Climax.

Coruba Climax Can Car Gallery


When you cut into a can the wall thickness is quite fine and easily distorted and creased. In order to make another 3 dimensional structure from it you must provide more rigidity.

Coruba Climax Can Car Gallery


I used card on this car and stuck the alluminium to the card with impact adhesive. Initially this worked well though was quite messy. However after a short period the curved sections started to delaminate.

Coruba Climax Can Car Gallery


During the design stage I started working out how to make working suspension and steering and realised that this was becoming far too serious. The pendulum then swung completely the other way and I ended up making this a very simple model. On reflection I think it is too simple and if I were to make it again would add more of the detail and construction techniques that evolved with the subsequent cars.

Coruba Climax Can Car Gallery


Built August 2006

Coruba Climax Can Car Gallery


8 Coruba & Cola Cans

Coruba Climax Can Car Gallery


A car like this may be purchased for $800.
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