This is one cool concept car. Via MotorTrend:
The concept was penned by automotive designer Virgil Exner Sr., who lent the phonetics of his last name to the car after Ford took the original Falcon moniker. The radical XNR was built on a modified Plymouth Valiant chassis and given an asymmetrical styling treatment. The driver-side hood got a long, bulging scoop that flowed into a small curved windshield. The passenger seat rider had to make do with only a flat, upright piece of glass to deflect wind. The driver-centric theme continued with an offset fin in the back, which was met with a horizontal chrome bar in the rear to form a unique, lopsided cross shape. Exner was influenced by the Indy racers of the day, and also drew inspiration from sports car racers like the Jaguar D-Type – a fact that’s immediately apparent in the XNR’s asymmetrical fin design. For power, the XNR employed a Valiant-sourced 2.8-liter slant-six modified to NASCAR specifications – good for 250 hp and 208 lb-ft of torque.
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Now, on to the links…
ChrisWY is on vacation and thought it would be great to have a clutch of lunatic lib’s fill in why he is out. I guess this post isn’t too bad:The Night Watchman
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TheCL: UK Places Anti-Aircraft Missiles Atop Homes
The Eye: Yul Brynner’s Posthumous Antismoking PSA
TBA: Where should I begin?
CH2.0: The Constitution- It’s Around Here Somewhere
SJ: Why are More Americans Renouncing their Citizenship?
BdKS: I picked a bad week to try to be a blogger…
Bunker: Obama guts Clinton’s welfare reform
CoF: Will Obama’s Strategy of Divide and Conquer be the Death Knell of Socialism in America?… (one can only hope)
FCBZ: Coulter, Malkin, & Whittle: Why Team Obama Recklessly Put Assault Guns in the Hands of Mexican Drug Dealers in Fast & Furious Cover-up (video)
MTTM: CPMC Cries Foul On Contitutional Attacks In Michigan
Gator: Defending God And God’s Creation (video’s)
Jen: Obama Signs Exec Order To Seize All Communications
PR: Barack Obama’s Hypocrisy on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital
RR: Man Pays Off Mortgage with 800 Pounds of Pennies
Proof: The Great Divider
Steve B: Pro-Abortion Condi Rice A Disaster For Romney
TMGGB: Cartoon Predicts Future
Via WixomWeb: Iran Helping U.N. Craft Arms Treaty to Restrict Your Guns