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Old April 22nd, 2015, 07:55 AM   #1101
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Via Anchieta Brazil

Via Anchieta by Werner keifer, on Flickr
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 08:23 AM   #1102
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This picture was taken near Miłobądz about 30 years ago. It's current National Road DK1/E75
I wonder what the strap hanging down on that white VAZ was for.

Is it some kind of lightning rod ?
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:07 PM   #1103
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I wonder what the strap hanging down on that white VAZ was for.

Is it some kind of lightning rod ?
I think it's something related to static electricity. Many old cars had such straps.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:20 PM   #1104
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This is exactly such a thing
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 09:33 PM   #1105
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This white car is not a VAZ but Polski Fiat 125 alias Fiat 125p.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 04:41 PM   #1106
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I think it's something related to static electricity. Many old cars had such straps.
Why did they have these static electricity straps only in eastern europe, did it have something to do with the vehicles or with the roads ?
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 04:43 PM   #1107
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Many cars in the Netherlands also had them.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 08:03 PM   #1108
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That was very common in Spain, too -they advertised a number of benefits from discharging the car of static electricity, though I think there was no scientific evidence behind them.
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 08:19 PM   #1109
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I was told it has something with car radio. Might have been fooled.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 12:58 AM   #1110
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It's a mystery and I asked myself that also when I was young. It was quite common in the 80ies. Interestingly, I can't remember seeing any Japanese or US-american cars with those strips...
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Old April 24th, 2015, 05:07 PM   #1111
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They were marketed as a cure for car sickness....the idea was that by discharging static electricity you wouldn't suffer motion sickness,

I doubt there is any science to it, but I guess loads of people believed in it as it was very common in the 70s & 80s
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Old April 24th, 2015, 06:37 PM   #1112
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Thessaloniki, Greece:
Old junction of National Road 2 with National Road 12, long before A2 came into place.

Circa 1980:



How it is now:
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Old April 25th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #1113
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Greece ?



Edit: I found it.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 05:01 PM   #1114
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Yes. Just to the north of Thessaloniki.

Edit: Sorry, I hadn't noticed your added message
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Old May 24th, 2015, 12:11 PM   #1115
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I like trucking...

Rowan Atkinson and suicide lanes...and hedgehogs

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Old June 20th, 2015, 02:01 AM   #1116
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Old Via Dutra, SŃo Paulo to Rio/ Brazil


Via Dutra, trecho entre o Rio de Janeiro/RJ e Sāo Paulo/SP, a quarta pista estava em construšāo, 1973. Digitalizašāo: Werner Keifer by Werner Keifer, no Flickr
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Old June 27th, 2015, 04:57 AM   #1117
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Porto Alegre to Osorio Brazil


Via expressa ligando o Porto Alegre/RS a Osˇrio/RS e ß BR101, 13/09/1975. Digitalizašāo: Werner Keifer by Werner Keifer, no Flickr
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Old June 27th, 2015, 08:02 AM   #1118
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Yugoslavia:

Belgrade 70s



Zagreb 60s





Adriatic coastal highway Yugoslavia 60s



New Danube bridge testing in Novi Sad

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Old June 27th, 2015, 10:24 AM   #1119
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Two questions:
1. where is the Belgrade Phantom
2. The last photo seems to be Beska bridge. It was originally built in full profile.
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Old June 27th, 2015, 10:44 AM   #1120
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1. Belgrade phantom ended his carrier back in 70s





2. it is Sloboda bridge in Novi Sad

construction No.2 after Nato destroyed it



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