A Test Drive of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion

The Dymaxion was a vehicle designed by Fuller and built by the 4D Company in Bridgeport, Conn., in the early 1930s. Jeff Lane, founder of the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, commissioned a museum-quality replica of Dymaxion #1. It was an eight-year research and re-creation project. Dan Neil decided to take the three wheeled road zeppelin for a spin.

Neil's verdict? "The Dymaxion story cautions against falling in love with your own engineering, no matter how smart you are."

The remaining original Dymaxion, #2, is in the National Auto Museum in Reno and is undrivable.

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