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Car Plumage

Spoilers, underbody-lighting, stripes, ornamental scoops, tinted windows, fuzzy dice, et cetera. Sheesh, why don't they just put peacock feathers on it.
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Okay.

Attached to the rear of the vehicle, the tightly-furled car plumage extends the automobile out by another length'n'half or so, tapering to a line in a manner similar to a long-feathered bird. This makes the car look more aerodynamic, and keeps tailgaters at bay on the road. Embedded orange, red and white LED's sub in for tail-lights.

Normal vehicle steering automatically yaws the feathers (wiggles to the side) when turning or changing lanes, to avoid cold-cocking people and other vehicles.

Which is fine and dandy by itself, but push a button on the keyfob and the assembly tilts then fans outwards - twenty feet up and to each side - in the classic "strutting peacock" display, and the rest of the LED's come to life.

Discrete control of plumage movement can also be made available to the car's security system and media player for autonomous, choreographed showstoppers.

Great for intimidating other vehicles at traffic lights, car shows and dealerships. Inject a bit of randomness into stalled traffic.

A different splay pattern and it can be a speed brake.

FlyingToaster, Aug 06 2016

Add this to it as well... Add-on_20pseudo_20SUV_20kit
[normzone, Aug 08 2016]

Car signal halyards Car_20signal_20halyards
A truly magnificent idea. [8th of 7, Aug 09 2016]

Sort of... http://graphics8.ny...aptera2-blog480.jpg
all it needs is feathers. [FlyingToaster, Aug 09 2016]

of course this one actually flies http://i.dailymail....5DC-718_634x400.jpg
[FlyingToaster, Aug 09 2016]

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       They already do put small flagpoles on cars, with flags...
Vernon, Aug 08 2016
  

       ^ Dodo are little thin on the ground...
not_morrison_rm, Aug 08 2016
  

       // small flagpoles on cars //   

       Prior Art <link>   

       // thin on the ground... //   

       On the contrary, they were great waddly fat things. If they made one mistake, it was to taste sooooo good ....
8th of 7, Aug 09 2016
  

       Early results from the cloning lab suggest that they taste something like chicken, with just a hint of Great Auk.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 09 2016
  

       Not sure this is a good idea - after a display, other cars might be tempted to try and mate with your car.
hippo, Aug 09 2016
  

       // chicken, with just a hint of Great Auk. //   

       Hmmm, not sure about that - sounds like it might taste a bit chauky ....
8th of 7, Aug 09 2016
  
      
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