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whale tail spoiler

a spoiler to be proud of
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my little red escort has a fair-sized old spoiler at the rear but it doesn’t actually do very much, in fact it does nothing whatsoever except provide me with a ledge for my coffee while I look for my keys.

what I dream about is a ruddy great spoiler of gigantic proportions probably made of black rubber that can whoosh up and down as I sail along the road.

operated by a motor I can make it thresh about at will or switch to automatic when it will gently flounce or move with a speedier swish. I envision that it would make the most wonderful “whoomp, whoomp, whoomp” noise.

tailgaters will be dissuaded and when parked during hot weather I can lay my whale’s tail right over my windscreen to keep the car cool.

po, Jun 09 2005

(?) Shamoo http://whatsthatabo...ages/shamoo-car.jpg
[Shz, Jun 09 2005]

http://images.googl...en%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 10 2005]

(?) Third Picture down, at the back.. http://www.morrismi...yors_Show_1998.html
.. Best I could do! [gnomethang, Jun 11 2005]

(?) Ugly Japanese vans http://www.topgear....age/carbages/31/03/
Vans with wierd body kits [discontinuuity, Jun 16 2005]

don't vote for the poor imitation. Peacock_20Tails_20for_20Cars
[po, Sep 02 2006]

Aerial http://imgs.idnes.c...CONVERTIBLE02_N.JPG
Turn your whale into a shark? [Fishrat, Sep 03 2006]

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       Spray tailgaters with water through a blowhole on the roof. Hehe.
Shz, Jun 09 2005
  

       Excellent!
DrCurry, Jun 09 2005
  

       <ahem>
I thought this was going to be a device that blabbed the ending to people who hadn't seen Free Willy.
</ahem>
zen_tom, Jun 09 2005
  

       "little red escort" doesn't really have the same oomph to it that "little red corvette" has, I see why Prince changed the lyrics. out-of-context eighties-music-commentary not-withstanding, great idea! +
ato_de, Jun 09 2005
  

       hey ato, I just tell it as it is... (F1 stuff that I read always reminds me of you)
po, Jun 09 2005
  

       Gotta love the world's greatest (and most expensive) soap opera.
ato_de, Jun 10 2005
  

       "Hey I can really thrash it about pretty good huh? doesn't seem to do much but I wil find out what it is for later on. There's so much to find out about, so much to learn. Like, what's this great big round thing coming towards me very fast. It is so big and round it needs a big and round sounding name: aound, wround, mound, ground! that's it! Ground! I wonder if it will be friends with me!" WHOOMP!   

       Your inspiration?
zeno, Jun 10 2005
  

       Great idea [po]. A couple of things to consider. I don't think rubber will be sufficiently rigid to fulfil the traditional duties of a spoiler, also to be long enough to stretch over the windscreen it would have to extend a considerable distance behind the car.

Minor niggles aside, I love this idea. Think you should tinker with your windscreen sprayers, or install an additional one on the roof for a blowhole, and use an indignant dolphin chittering as your horn sound.

You have now been officially Flimped! (Flipper + Pimped = Flimped...sorry)
DocBrown, Jun 10 2005
  

       [waggles read end]
st3f, Jun 10 2005
  

       Won't this mean you get chased all over the road by Japanese cars [po]?
"Thar she po's"
coprocephalous, Jun 10 2005
  

       Heh, link.   

       that's fishy, 2fries
po, Jun 10 2005
  

       Yet it smells like bread.   

       Poby Dick.
Call me Ishmael.
hippo, Jun 10 2005
  

       (looks around for witty response, fails utterly)   

       Love the idea though. [+]
david_scothern, Jun 10 2005
  

       The bumper sticker "I brake for whales" would make more sense this way.
Machiavelli, Jun 10 2005
  

       Oh Flap! Gorgeous. How Camp is this?
The Kat, Jun 11 2005
  

       Make it a white whale tail, so you can chase cars with vanity plates that read AHAB.
moPuddin, Jun 12 2005
  

       hey gnome, a rare glimpse of Noddy in front of that one. who is the bird? don't remember Noddy having a love interest.
po, Jun 15 2005
  

       Nice! +
sartep, Jun 16 2005
  

       I wouldn't want this unless my entire vehicle looked like a whale...
BJS, Apr 19 2006
  

       Well I would. I have a black Subaru Impreza with a spoiler that I think looks like a portable picnic table, so a giant moving fin would be very cool indeed. +
xandram, Sep 01 2006
  

       gnomethang, that's a lobster in your link.
po, Sep 02 2006
  

       As I said - best I could do!
gnomethang, Sep 02 2006
  

       when did lobsters go whoop, whoomp, whoomp!
po, Sep 02 2006
  

       I'd like a fin on top too. I know that's a completely different kettle of fish but I'd like it anyway.
wagster, Sep 03 2006
  

       you'd look like a punk rocker...
po, Sep 03 2006
  

       I've never known why, but the aerial on my saab 93 looks very dorsal finnish... linky
Fishrat, Sep 03 2006
  

       + :)
fh, Sep 07 2008
  

       //my saab 93 looks very dorsal finnish//
sp. "Swedish"
coprocephalous, Sep 07 2008
  
      
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