Foreign News: Rear-Engines & Crash-Pads

In the great Berlin office of Mercédés-Daimler-Bentz there was high glee last week as Nazi automotive engineers chuckled over observations made in Manhattan by President William B. Stout of the American Society of Automotive Engineers. "The best way to make the present day car ride easy," declared President Stout, "is to put a lot of weight in the back end. Four hundred pounds of cement in the back seat helps a lot, but if we can put the engine back there and save the weight of the cement we get a better ride, better traction and much more room available in...

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