- Written by webmin
I plan to expand on this notion in a future column in Hemmings Motor News, but the other day I defended my attraction to oddball cars not necessarily as an appreciation of the aesthetics and the ideas expressed in those cars, rather as an appreciation of the philosophy inherent in them, the rejection of the status quo and the idealism carried through from conception to finished goal. That said, how can I not appreciate the Twentieth Century Unlimited, photos of which Hugo90 recently shared with us on the Hemmings Nation Flickr pool? Currently displayed at the Pioneer Auto Show, its the product of the imagination (and 4-1/2 years of labor) of Jerry Nickel of Apache Junction, Arizona. Bodied in 4,183 individual pieces of mahogany, powered by a pair of Cadillac 500-cu.in. V-8s (driving the front wheels through an Eldorado drivetrain and the rear wheels through a deVille drivetrain), I can’t help but dig it.