: "Fins" Ready for a comeback?



orconn
09-20-12, 07:09 PM
Well, it's been awhile since out chariots have been adorned with fins. But maybe since the car fashion designers, from all the companies, seem to have completely run out of ideas for how our cars should look (( I mean really high sides, slit windows, sloping roof lines ( a la "Coupe" fad)), has really gotten boring! Maybe it is the result of too many bong parties at Cal Art and Design, or maybe we are reaping the fallout from too many repetitive computer games and inferior elementary education, I don't know! But we really need some creativity and some guts to be different in the design of our passenger cars.

There is some imagination out there, just look at what this guy came up with! An interesting play on the similarities between a 1959 Cadillac and a Porsche 911. What do you think?

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brandondeleo
09-20-12, 07:10 PM
God I hope so. I love fins. That particular car ^ though, is hideous.

drewsdeville
09-20-12, 09:28 PM
Maybe some fin implementation with the big recent push for retro, but I don't think big gaudy chrome bumpers like the ones pictured will ever come back.

orconn
09-20-12, 09:33 PM
^^^ No, the insurance companies would never stand for it!

CadillacLuke24
09-20-12, 10:09 PM
They do say fads rotate.....

77CDV
09-21-12, 12:06 AM
I won't be holding my breath.

truckinman
09-21-12, 02:33 AM
God I hope so. I love fins. That particular car ^ though, is hideous.

Uh huh. If you're gonna incorporate fins again, put them on a car of elegance and luxury. Not a sports car. Just my .02

talismandave
09-21-12, 09:44 AM
The only thoughts I have looking at that picture is, if you removed the Porsche parts from the car, the 59 looks really cool in the shorter wheelbase. If they weren't so rare and expensive a two seat convertible would make a great project!

M5eater
09-21-12, 09:48 AM
Fins will never make a comeback as long as fuel prices remain $4.

All cars look the same because it's an aerodynamic shape.

They were not wind tunnel testing passenger cars in the 50s.

EcSTSatic
09-21-12, 12:30 PM
Tell the designer not to quit his day job! Even Ford knew better than to include fins with the TBird

ShapeShifter
09-21-12, 06:39 PM
That would be great, if GM were going to build new 57 Chevy's.:cloud9:

brandondeleo
09-21-12, 07:56 PM
The '56 is my favorite tri-five... :yup:

thebigjimsho
09-21-12, 09:03 PM
My Fins have been awful since Marino retired...

drewsdeville
09-21-12, 10:02 PM
Fins will never make a comeback as long as fuel prices remain $4.

All cars look the same because it's an aerodynamic shape.

They were not wind tunnel testing passenger cars in the 50s.

And then, 60 years later, we see Honda Elements on the road. :banghead:

Stingroo
09-21-12, 10:13 PM
And then, 60 years later, we see Honda Elements on the road. :banghead:

Don't forget the Scion xtraBox.

cadillac kevin
09-21-12, 11:03 PM
Don't forget the Scion xtraBox.

I bet my safari is more aerodynamic.

truckinman
09-21-12, 11:52 PM
I bet my safari is more aerodynamic.

Especially now since someone took a chunk outa it! Lol.

Sorry had to!

Stingroo
09-22-12, 12:55 AM
TRUCKINMAN OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE WIN!

Oh god. I'm dying. :lol: :histeric:

Lupin
09-22-12, 01:45 AM
Yes, glorious slay.

77CDV
09-22-12, 02:57 AM
Don't forget the Scion xtraBox.

I'm really trying to.