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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, Jul? 2.1, 1997 23 Community News A little silver dune flyer With a burst of reflected light and the roar of a tightly another side of the mountain) a much different sort of car this tough souled beautiful little flyer here in the U.S. With wound engine, the little silver flyer tops a dune and dances huddles in a mass of parked vans and trailers, its plastic styling swoops and its 1959 fins adorning the over the sand to come to an alert halt in front of the camera. No proud beauty this plain and unattractive mechanical rear, the little flyer may not grab the American heart. A car it is, a very new car, a car never before seen on this mongrel. Looking somewhat like a faded white laundry If however you heart yearns after things automotive, continent, truck, this ugly automotive duckling sets awkwardly be- and you know that eternal happiness can be found by Midsummer July heat at the south end of Death Valley side it's attendants. Like the ugly duckling of fairy tale purchasing"justtherightcar." Keep your eyes open for the does not deter the ambitious American and Japanese film lore, this plain blocky auto has a close relationship to the little silver flyer with the heart of a corvette. The name crew from toiling to produce a little silver flyer humming might even be evolution, but as with all Japanese items television commercial to in- ' over the dunes on the other automotive, they're going to have to move that steering ket of Japan. trduce a new Sprts Utility In The Thermmeter's Shadw i I side f the muntain" , I J' ,m.m, [ qu'Iv v' I "qlll quml  wheel t the P'rper side fr driving in America" ! Vehicle to the domestic mar- by Mike Dougherty In fact, this miserable .... :, :: lking mechanical spinster I JIM [/ .,N pK  p Certain premarket con- : is the same car in different -rns about confidentiality keeps this desert scribe from ...... ::: i/i .... costume. This forlorn look- going into too complete detail about the new sporty entry il ing little rig is the test vehicle [ WE LL= I LL NgLC into the automotive market, but it sure is a pretty little for the mechanical heart of fellow, the new car being so proudly photographed in all of its Not to put too fine a point on it, a large crew has been automotively cosmetic glory. A French racing team is working all this week at the Dumont Sand Dunes to conducting thekillerhot weather Death Valley testing and Complete Site Improvements Packages Available complete the automotive commercial. The desert has been they show no mercy. at its summer warmest and the crews sweltering in the No swoopy designer front end graces this mechanical southern end of Death Valley have been experiencing the test bed. There are no modem space age fins adorning the best the desert has to offer in interesting summer tempera- rear of this plain as mud motor car. No black privacy glass Wll Drilling ..gystems tures, darkly reflects from the shining silver paint. The new little silver sports utility is driven across the The young French drivers treat this anoymous auto like Complete submersible Includes: sands by a highly competent professional driver. He makes a well hated friend. The car is pushed unmercifully fast Plllllp & Water Tank lrc. Test it look easy and never seems to get stuck. The car is so across the desert. Dust clouds the hurtling car as it is jtll Installed C011SllllCti011Pfflt attractive that one doesn't notice the squishy tires aired thrown into repeated high speed spins. The harsh treatment Power Pedestal (200amp} Occupancy Permit down to a mere eight pounds, does not go unpunished. In skilled hands, the little flyer skims over the dunes and Axels break, U joints fail. The transmission overheats. Trenching for Power and Pad...._.s eachtimeitstopsanenthusiasticcrewofhandlersblowthe ThisisatestandthetestwiUbeconducteduntilfailure.But [nstallingWaterLinesirom MobfleHome dust from the shining finish and polish the mirrored perfec- oh my, the car does fly. The ugly little beast hurls itself Well to Home Garage tion of the new paint. This auto gets as much grooming as again and again across the rocky desert floor. Not athought Driveways an aspiring actress entering the world of glamor, is given to the destructive power of the blowing sand and A camera-equipped dune buggy snarls along beside the 120 degree heat. The engine screams a screeching wail of Lot Cleared little flyer. A crew of Japanese film makers hang from the high speed defiance and the car again and again plunges buggy directing the "just so" filming of the speeding SUV. into near destruction on the Gyro controlled Steady Cams ease the jiggle of the speed- burning sands of the sum- ing cars and the resulting film shows the glamorous silver mer desert. ......... : , , --- , - j ............ dune flyer skimming the dunes with hardly a ripple of Two cars, one automo- motion. Ah, Hollywoo.d. tiveheart. 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