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In the early 1930s, Walter P. Chrysler decided to make a splash by offering a truly unique automobile for the tenth anniversary of the founding of the corporation which bore his name.  The result, introduced in 1934, were the Chrysler and DeSoto Airflows. 

Chrysler called it "The first real motorcar".  It was an engineering triumph, incorporating a combination of features rare when the Airflow was introduced, but eventually to become common. 

 

Some of those features include all steel design, a streamlined body - the first ever designed in a wind tunnel, automatic overdrive, movement of the passenger compartment so that occupants are cradled between the axles and not subjected to the harsh ride while perched over the rear axle and a then unique monocoque body bolted to a frame for unheard of rigidity and passenger safety.  

Chrysler's famous "Three Musketeers of Engineering" - Zeder, Skelton and Breer - followed the maxim that "fashion follows function". 

Many of the automobile buyers of the day still wanted fashion for fashion's sake, however!  While all of the features of the Airflow were eventually incorporated into mainstream automobile design, at the time the radical new look inspired either admiration or criticism. 


Take a look around our website and decide for yourself what you think of this game-changing automobile!

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AIRFLOW PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE - WHAT IS IT?

Click HERE to open a trifold color brochure which describes the special features of the Airflow automobile!  A Membership Application is included on the back.  Print it out and hand it out to those amazed folks who see your Airflow and wonder what it is!  Keep several in your glove compartment!

 
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Click HERE for a Membership application.  Print it, fill it out and submit by mail.  OR, save it and re-open from your computer.  You can then fill it out electronically and submit digitally.  Instructions on Application form.

 
WESTERN REGION CHRISTMAS DINNER

 

The Western Region's annual Christmas Dinner will be held on December 4 at Beckham Grill, Pasadena, CA.  Dinner and festivities will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Call Tom Prince for details and/or reservations:  909-598-1086.  Happy Holidays to all! 

 
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!

Every effort has been made to make this site accurate and robust!  If you have any comments or suggestions, please forward them to Frank Daly - see the "contact us" page!

 
ANNUAL MEET

JUNE 8-11, 2011

Airflows, steam trains, old friends in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Colorado.  Check out our program here!

 

 

 


 
 
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