Last week I mentioned there was a device which was used in the early days of motoring to stop the car running backwards on hill starts. I asked what was it? It was a bar that dropped down from the rear of the car and dug into the road surface. It was called a Sprague (also spelled Sprag). I am also led to believe that it is an engineering term these days for a device to lock up the gears in a gear train.
So to this week. Cut-off tails in motorcar styling became all the rage in the 60’s, with Aston Martin and the Bob-tailed Cooper Monaco being reminders. This was for aerodynamic improvements. I want to know who was the first to do this? I don’t want the car, I want the designer. (And it isn’t the first one you think of either!)