Weekend Edition: What Were They Thinking?


So this is the last of the posts this olelongrooffan is putting up here of the forgotten images of the 1st quarter of 2013 for my fellow Hoons enjoyment. Just when all ya’all thought you had seen the last of the images taken while visiting the Amelia Island Concours with fellow Hoon Mad_Hungarian a whiles back (wait until the Wheels Across The Pond series of the car show I attended on Saturday), this olelongrooffan stumbled upon these images to share with youse guys.

Anyway, this series of images were taken in the section titled “What Were They Thinking?” at that Concours. 

Feel free to make the jump to see a few more images of “What Were They Thinking?”


I actually had seen this two seater Mustang, although on the web, on Hemmings blog site and they mentioned it would be at the Concours so I had to take the time to seek this out.


And a few more of the big fins on the ass end of these Spohn prototypes.


And one of the means of propulsion. No idea what the hell it is though.


In the link the ever lovely Skaycog provided when identifying the Alpa Romeo Zagato in question in the comment section on my Saturday morning post, it shows this car heading up to collect its ribbon down there on the 18th fairway.


And then there is this Spohn with a face only its mother could love.


I just had to post another frontal view of it so my fellow Hoons can take in all of its beauty.


With all of the over the top styling one the front and ass end of these Spohns, the dashboard is somewhat understated.


Sorry about this fuzzy image but I wanted to give all ya’all an idea of just how over the top the ass end of one of these is.

As an aside, my elcheapoebayacquired image taker finally bit the dust yesterday after performing almost without fail at the British Car Show this olelongrooffan attended. A newish SLR is now in my possession, just in time for Barrett-Jackson Ft. Lauderdale next weekend.


And if the front view of that Fascination wasn’t enough, how ’bout an image of the ass end of it? From one strange extreme to the other in this olelongrooffan’s opinion.


And this olelongrooffan has this to say about that. This ole Packard Coupe with a blind spot the size of New Hampshire wasn’t all that bad looking. At least compared to the Fascination that was parked adjacent.


Now this car has quite a story behind it. I have spoken briefly about Geoffrey Hacker and his forgotten fiberglass fascination. He travels all over the place locating fiberglass cars from the 50’s and 60’s to bring to the surface and show us all of the crazy crap those Hoons of yesteryear were coming up with.


Unfortunately, my crappy ole image taker didn’t bother to record even a fuzzy image of the over all view of this Shark but it can be seen via this link to the forgottenfiberglass website.


This is Geoffrey discussing his Shark for a videographer while those cars in the background head up to the 18th green to collect their ribbons.


And those dudes gathering up the video of Geoffrey? Well, they were some buddies from over at Autoweek.

Now I must say this. There was some pretty wild cars to be seen and the likes of which we will most likely never see again. And “What Were They Thinking?” is an apt description of them.


But having said that, the same may also be said about this TravelAll I spotted waiting for the automobile ferry on the way back to the World Center of Racing that day.

But this olelongrooffan sure likes this one the best. Any of my fellow Hoons surprised?

Image Copyright Hooniverse 2013/longrooffan

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7 responses to “Weekend Edition: What Were They Thinking?”

  1. bhtooefr Avatar

    The engine on that Spohn almost looks like a DOHC straight-6 with central intake, outboard exhaust.
    Looks like it's a BMW racing engine: http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/latest/wtt-1949-
    Edit: Further research indicates that it's a BMW 328 engine.

  2. Garland Avatar

    I absolutely love that shorty Mustang. I think a modern version with a fourbanger would be brilliant.

    1. JayP2112 Avatar


  3. Alff Avatar

    In the case of the Mustang they were thinking, "How can I make this Mustang look even better?" They were right.
    As for the Spohn, I can only assume he sobered up by the time he started on the interior.

  4. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    Then you'll love this http://www.carscoops.com/2007/05/mazda-miata-mx-5….

  5. nutzforautos Avatar

    What were they thinking when they put whitewall tires with Cragar wheels??

  6. dale walksler Avatar
    dale walksler

    thank you for posting the veritas pictures. it is a fun car