Art: Spearing the Whales

Ever since the 1957 autos swooshed onto the market, with all of their fins, fantails and flanges, they have been the object of an extraordinary amount of comment. Some of it has been admiring, some has been funny, and some—from motorists who want more fish and less fin —has been downright bitter. Last week in the New Republic (circ. 29,453), Cartoonist Robert Osborn had his say (see cuts) with sharp effect.

Exurbanite Osborn (TIME, April 6, 1953), who personally drives a four-passenger 1951 British-made Riley ("It's the most marvelous green color and the wheels aren't square"), thinks the 1957 cars are "ludicrous"...

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