Chuck Brooks wrote:
> In a message dated 6/18/03 5:47:03 PM, Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net
> << Again , take a look at road racing motorbikes .
> The efforts are very minimal . The rewards are just not enough to
> justify much effort . >>
> Raoul et al,
> I'm reminded of an article I read many years ago (my apologies as it is a
> little OT) in CAR magazine, where several BMW engineers were asked their thoughts
> on the "new" rounded look in car bodies. The engineers stated that,
> "...after extensive tests in the wind tunnel, as well as extensive mathematical
> modeling, BMW concludes that aerodynamics aren't worth it!!"
> They were referring to speeds up to 120mph, and the amount of expense
> involved in producing a design where the results could actually be quantified.
> Draw your own conclusions......
> Chuck Brooks
> Malta, NY
Off topic: This is decidedly NOT their (BMW) opinion in 2003!
Chuck Schmidt L.A.