Original Plans For The Crazy Advanced Dymaxion Car Found In A House

We're huge fans of the crazy Dymaxion Car here at Jalopnik. It was so far ahead of its time before such a thing was even a phrase, and sadly only one survives. Now, the blueprints for this amazing vehicle have been found in a house in Dudley, Massachusetts. » 5/25/13 2:00pm 5/25/13 2:00pm

British Architect Builds Himself a Dymaxion Car

Only three examples were ever made of Buckminster Fuller’s wacky futuristic car from 1933. Courtesy of famous British architect Norman Foster, there are now four. Wait, make that two: #1 burned, #3 was scrapped. [The Guardian] » 10/26/10 3:00pm 10/26/10 3:00pm

Dymaxion Car Undergoing Complete Restoration

The Dymaxion Car was and remains one of Buckminster Fuller's craziest, most interesting, and most legendary creations. Vehicle number two is now undergoing a partial restoration, but there's plans to build a faithful, running recreation of car number three. » 9/25/09 12:00pm 9/25/09 12:00pm

Chicago Contemporary Arts Museum Features Buckminster Fuller, Eliasson

In one of the more Jalopnik museum exhibitions in recent memory, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Arts is featuring both Dymaxion creator Buckminster Fuller and icy BMW car artist Olafur Eliasson. » 7/02/09 10:00am 7/02/09 10:00am

The Ten Craziest Concept Cars Of All Time

BMW's GINA concept car today got us to thinking about concept cars in general. They exist at the inflection point where our dreams and technology meet. Whether we yearn for nuclear power, extreme performance or phallic shapes, we have the concept car to thank for pointing us toward the uncertain future. And while… » 6/10/08 4:30pm 6/10/08 4:30pm

Fascination 2DR, Now That's A Crazy Car

Designers will occasionally develop flights of fancy which would never in the wildest business models reach the showroom floor. Come on, you remember 'em. The Toyota i-Real, the Ford Nucleon. Batshit-crazy doesn't always get axed in the process of money making. Behold, the 1974 Fascination 2DR. Five of these beauties… » 1/31/08 5:15pm 1/31/08 5:15pm


Where are men like R. Buckminster Fuller today? Where is the insane genius that skirts the rules and works in many disciplines? Where are the Rennaisance men of technology? Where are the men who designed the Ford Nucleon? Or the engineers of Project Pluto? Or the Turbonique guys? What do we have instead? Those who go… » 12/21/06 11:30pm 12/21/06 11:30pm