A new type of car - the "Gyron" - will be featured at the 1961 New York International Automobile Show, opening in the United States on Mar 31.
ZOOM BACK TO HIGH REAR VIEW of car - cut to rear view.
FULL SIDE VIEW.. 2 shots.
CU.Outrigger wheels as they come down.
Girl model raises canopy, three shots.
CU.Front view of wheel turning.
CU.Model operates buttons - to C/U of screen.
MCU..of viewing screen.
REAR VIEW to SIDE VIEW..top lowering.
SV. Rear view.
Initials EHR/S/PB EHR/S/AHS/PB
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Background: A new type of car - the "Gyron" - will be featured at the 1961 New York International Automobile Show, opening in the United States on Mar 31. The car was filmed at Dearborn in Michigan.
Delta-shaped like a supersonic jet aircraft, the "Gyron" is 17 feet long and designed to run on two wheels instead of four. Ford Motor Company stylists built the fibre-glass vehicles; and suggest keeping it upright on the highway with a gyroscope. At a standstill, outrigger wheels keep the "Gyron" in balance.
"Gyron" has a plastic canopy, air-conditioning, and two seats. A steering dial provides automatic speed, and steering controls are operated from either seat. An electronic computer might be used to calculate speed and arrival time.
Regardless of weather, day or night, an infra-red viewing screen pictures road conditions ahead for safety. "Gyron" isn't practical at the moment - except as a styling study. But it may be the shape of things to come ...