CYCLOPS Page 2
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(Created 16 Nov 2007)
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Stan Mott and the
CYCLOPS

Hosted by S. Berliner, III



CYCLOPS Page 2

Classic Cyclops


PAGE INDEX:

On S. Berliner, III's original Cyclops page (which is how Stan came to call) - background to this page, unindexed except for:
    SuperCyclops (350BHP diesel).
    Two Versions of Cyclops Side Window Rears.

On the main Cyclops page (heavily revised 31 Oct 07 and again 14 Nov 07):
    Stan Mott in original Cyclops, at R&T ca. May 1957.
    Stan Mott's Original Artwork.
    Stan Mott, Artist.
        The Cartoons.
        Cyclops' Night Out.
        [The Official Plans of a Cyclops II (orthographic views)].
        Martini's Teeth.

On the Cyclops Page 1 - Classic Cyclops:
  mirror of original Cyclops page (which is how Stan came to call) - background to these sbiii.com pages, unindexed except for:
    SuperCyclops (350BHP diesel).
    Cyclops at the Glen in 1978.
    Two Versions of Cyclops Side Window Rears.
    Three Generations of a Cyclops Family!

On this Cyclops page 2 - Classic Cyclops:
    Cyclops Railcars (November 1985).
    Cyclops Competition Container Caravans - the World's first All-Purpose Adjustable Vehicle (APAV) (November 1990).
    Cyclops Pony Express (March 1992)
    Cyclops Safety Car (circa 1993).
    Cyclops Simplice (October 2007).
    Miscellaneous Cyclops Cartoons and Illustrations (July 2008).
    1958 Cyclops Christmas Card and Quiz.

On Cyclops page 3:     Cyclops Cutout (Jan 2009, afer ca. 1957).
    Cyclops Segway for Xmas 2009.
    Glen and Matt Thomas's Cyclops.
    CYCLOPS TATTOO!
    CYCLEOPS.

On Cyclops page 4- Even More Cyclops:
    Jim Ducoing's Cyclops II (Dec 2014).
  new.gif (04 Dec 2014)

On Stan Mott page 1:
    Les 24 Heures de Choo-Choo" [the 24 Hours of Choo-Choo (as in Le Mans).
    The History of Tanks {Racing Tanks, that is}.
    A Tribute to Genius - Soviet Aircraft Designer Igor Sokerov.
    Very Expensive Thrills.
    Single Cartoons and Illustrations (moved to Stan Mott page 2 on 30 Jul 2008).

On Stan Mott page 2:
    Single Cartoons and Illustrations (moved to Stan Mott page 2 on 30 Jul 2008).
    Gokart Drawings and Photos.
    Recent Photos of Stan Mott.

On Stan Mott Page 3:
    More Mott Cartoons and Illustrations.
    King Kong Cub.

On Stan Mott page 4:
    Mott's Spots, ca. 1965-1977.
"Chicken Road Accident" circa 1974.


On Stan Mott page 5:
    Twelve More for the Sketch Book   new.gif (04 Dec 2012)


Monaco
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for the full ~1.3Mb art click here]
(image courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

WELCOME!

Yes, welcome to The Official Automobili Cyclops SpA Website, as demonstrated by Trebor Crunchog careening a Cyclops grand prix car through the Monte Carlo Casino (above - see the main Cyclops page for the full explanation of what that was all about).


BOOK!  Stan Mott has published a fabulous graphic paperback novel, "ABSOLUTE ALLIANCE"   new.gif (13 Nov 2014)



HISTORICAL NOTE:

"Although I produced most of the Cyclops features over the years, Robert Cumberford is co-creator of Cyclops and crucial contributor to the Cyclops myth (I mean reality).  Robert created Piero Martini, wrote six Cyclops articles, and assisted me greatly in learning how to write 13 Cyclops articles.  Robert has been a successful car and aircraft designer for the last 50 years, and Design Editor for Automobile Magazine for the last 21 years.  If I tried to explain the fun we've had over the last half century satirizing the foibles of the automotive world, no one would believe me - particularly since we got paid for it!  It's been a tough life.

Stan Mott"


Classic Cyclops

Additional pièces de résistances, real, honest-to-gosh COPIES of Stan Mott's ORIGINAL ARTWORK!

note-rt.gif - all artwork reproduced here is scanned from direct, first-generation copies of the originals, supplied to me by Stan Mott himself and Stan Mott has retained the copyright ownership of all such artwork and has given me (S. Berliner, III) specific, written permission to reproduce said artwork on this site (http://sbiii.com/cyclops/); no other reproduction of said artwork is permitted for any purpose whatsoever without the prior, written permission of Stan Mott.

Any other reproduction of these works is unauthorized and is a direct violation of the author's rights in intellectual property.

Further, since these works are copied from 50-year-old board-mounted art, some shrinkage and warpage, as well as mounting-tape gum wicking has occurred; I have trimmed the scans only as I deemed appropriate to minimize memory needed while presenting the works in their authentic current condition.  Also, in order to speed loading of the page, I have provided thumbnailed images which are what appear here; to get the higher-resolution images, simply click on the pictures that you see on your screen.

O. K.  Here we go - more cartoons!  The selections were chosen by Stan and he supplied the captions (remember - these are thumbnailed images - click on the pictures for larger/sharper images).


Cyclops Railcars - Here are two of Stans' wildest mechanical oeuvres:   added.gif (07 Jul 08)

S. Mott caption:  1.  Cyclops Railcars are simply the fastest trains in the world.  Japanese bullet trains?  German Maglev trains?  Forget it.  Nothing beats the 350 mph aerodynamically perfect Cyclops Railcar.  It is fabricated from ultra-light carbon fiber CinZano signs and powered by a giant, ten-foot-tall, blown, one cylinder, two cycle engine, not unlike a great big hot Cyclops II engine.  In addition to speed, ingenious design allows 288 passengers-instead of a mere 60 passengers in a standard railcar -- to repose in the same luxurious Fetal Position Seats&tm; found in the world renowned Cyclops II automobile.  Passengers wishing to refresh themselves with beverages and engage in social activities may do so in the executive lounge aft.  See cutaway for details.  November 1985 Road & Track

hostnote.gif - [These two illustrations are so huge and so loaded with detail that I chose to reduce them slightly to conserve memory, assuring that they were not reduced too far for visibility, and have broken out the texts on the first one for clarity and split the second for ease of viewing the exquisite detail. - SB,III]

Railcar1
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

CYCLOPS
RAILCARS

Want to know how to really cope
with railway stations? Read On.

STORY & ILLUSTRATIONS BY STAN MOTT

His Serene Highness in charge of Propaganda, Brainwashing & Late Late Wednesday Night TV Sales, Automobili Cyclops SpA

    (November 1985)

There I was, falling fast, like a stone
down a long tunnel.  Blazing white lines
raced past me.  Drops of icy water pum-
meled my face.  I was weightless, euphoric. Sud-
denly, horrendous g-forces sat on my chest.  I
thought of the transformation scene in 2001.
Would I live?  Die?  Evolve?  A red light flashed.  I
pulled a lever.  There was an explosion of heat
and light, and more g-forces!  And then . . . >>>>->

Railcar2
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

To see the left side (front) at full resolution, click here: FRONT; to see the right side (rear), click here: REAR.

To allow readers to more fully appreciate the unique value of the Cyclops Railcar’s 3-wheel Rainbow Arch™ suspension (see illustration #2 cutaway beneath Executive Lounge aft):

[For the viewer's ease of viewing, I have extracted a detailed view of the rear truck here - SB,III:]

StanMottRailCar2c
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(detail of image by and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

The suspension throughout looks on first sight like a large version of the standard Cyclops Rainbow Arch™, the same as found on the Cyclops II automobile.  Not so.  A closer look reveals a second, 50-percent smaller, Rainbow Arch™ spring inverted and fixed centrally atop the middle of the three axles (see illustration #2 cutaway beneath Executive Lounge aft [above]).  It rides on little wheels at either end that roll on the undersides of the main spring.  The axle of the small spring rides up and down in a vertical slot to fix fore and aft movement.

This simple yet ingenious suspension system provides and extraordinarily safe and smooth ride for any 6-, 12-, 18- and so on wheeled vehicle.  It transfers forward and lateral movement of one wheel to the others, which act as dampers.  For example: As the front wheel hits a bump or hole it raises or lowers the frontal arch of the main spring.  This in turn transfers more or less pressure to the front or rear ride wheels of the small spring.  This then transfers a minute bit of action or reaction to the middle spring wheel.  This subtle transference of action and reaction here and there combined with the counter effect of the opposite wheel provides an extraordinarily smooth and safe ride.


Cyclops Competition Container Caravans - the World's first All-Purpose Adjustable Vehicle (APAV) (1.):   added.gif (05 Jul 08)
    (November 1990)

Caravan1
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

S. Mott caption:  2.  In Mini Mode it is the perfect 4-passenger city car.  Diagram A: Cyclops 3-C in contracted City Mode, driven by computer on Full Auto Park, searches for a parking space.  Diagram B: Radar finds parking space, alerts driver.  Diagram C: Car dashes into space.  Diagram D: Car briefly but firmly extends midsection to expand parking space, contracts, returns control to driver.
Caravan2
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

S. Mott caption:  3.  In Maxi Mode, it can be extended to bring along the whole darn family!  Get that easy chair in there for Mom.  Get that TV in there for Granny.  Get that baseball stuff in there for Bud.  Get that grand piano in there for Sis.  And get going!
Caravan3
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

S. Mott caption:  4.  In Sports Car Mode, which means in either Mini or Maxi Mode, you can drive the Cyclops 3-C just like a sports car and beat just about any other sports car on lethal winding mountain roads!

Caravan3
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)


Cyclops Pony Express (March 1992):   added.gif (07 Jul 08) and rev.gif (26 Aug 08)

hostnote.gif - [The second illustration is quite large and was badly crumpled; I have repaired it as best as I could (with Stan's kind pernmission and approval) and have broken out the text for clarity. - SB,III]

S. Mott caption:  1.  "You can't put the cart before the horse."  Well, you can, if you use Cyclops technology.  And it may be a Cyclops, instead of a cart.

PonyExpress1
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

S. Mott text:  2.  Super horses were bred to drive the hyper-light single-seat Cyclops Pony Express.  Drivers were taken off the horse's backs, seated in an aerodynamically perfect Cyclops body; a special oats/water fuel mixture, controlled by the driver, was fed to the horse via giant nipple.  The "Horse Breath Heater" was controlled by a flap on the floorboards, exhausting the horse's breath out the bottom of the Cyclops, or directing it under the driver's seat into his compartment.  A spring on top of the driver kept him securely in his seat, eliminating the need for a seat belt.
PonyExpress1
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

S. Mott caption:  3.  The accelerator was a series of images controlled by the driver to stimulate the horse:  1) Stop; image from stable of a perfect day to go riding.  2) Slow; hand offering hay.  3) Faster; lump of sugar.  4) Faster still; road leading back to stable.  5) Flat out; female horse in heat*.  6) Reverse; wild cat.  A skillful driver can accelerate a jived-up horse to 55 mph.
PonyExpress3
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

hostnote.gif - * - [Stan seems to make the (now-P.I.) assumption that the horse in question is a stallion.  Incidentally, this is now a pretty neat solution for the high price of gas these days ! :·)  - SB,III] 


Cyclops Safety Car

    (circa 1993)

This was shown on the old Cyclops site but never published in a magazine:   new.gif (16 Nov 07)

CyclopsSafetyCar1 CyclopsSafetyCar2
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(images courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

Cyclops Safety Car



CYCLOPS SIMPLICE

    (October 2007)

Simplice1 Simplice2
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(image courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

Simplice3

The Cyclops "SIMPLICE"* - The World's Simplest Drive System -- Piston Rod To Rear Axle!  Developed by Automobili Cyclops SpA with Berliner MotorenWerke GmbH {a subsidiary of the Berlinerwerke}, it was devilishly successful -- until a test driver on the Cyclops Proving Grounds got too enthusiastic with a prototype on a rough road.  The spring action increased the engine's compression, which increased the engine's horsepower, which increased the car's speed, which increased the spring action, which increased the compression, which ... the car was traveling at nearly supersonic speed when there was an explosion and a gigantic mushroom cloud.  Fortunately, the driver exited the car before it reached its terminal top design speed of 14.32 mph.  But the idea was buried forever.  That is why you have never heard of the Cyclops Simplice -- until now.

 

    * (Means "Simple" in Italian - pronounced "Simpleecheh".)

        {More like "Simpleechay", sez ye Ed., Sam, III, but with a short "ay".}

[Ye Ed. also says, "See, I TOLD you so!  Thanks to the amazing cooperation of the Cyclops Automobili Archives, you are now privileged to see what ye Ed mistakenly thought was the original Cyclops I, in material NEVER BEFORE SEEN!  There's that direct drive from piston to con rod to cranked rear axle, just as ye Ed said!]

Perhaps Stan will forgive me (SB,III) for this insertion; the Berlinerwerke Archives disgorged this variant on the V-1, the XBS-V-1SML, an engine for the legendary Cyclops Simplice Molto Luxus.  That's the one where a Simplice series was fitted out with a V-1 and with power steering and brakes and windows and rear view mirrors and with A/C, all driven by a bank of alternators off the V-1 layshaft (the conn rod drove the crank axle directly, as you may well recall):

V-1SML
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(image courtesy of and © S. Berliner, III - based on drawing by S. Mott - all rights reserved)

The details of how the conn rod passed through the oil pan without losing lubricant are not quite clear to me.

I am awaiting a reaction from the Automobili Cyclops Archives; surely they can find drawings or photos of the Cyclops Simplice Molto Luxus!


Miscellaneous Cyclops Cartoons and Illustrations

Miscellaneous Cyclops Cartoons and Illustrations - these are Stan Mott's miscellaneous Cyclops work and, as such, are shown here (except those that Stan designated to appear with other illustrations); all non-Cyclopean Singles cartoons and illustrations are (or should be) shown on the Stan Mott page 1.]   new.gif (19 Jul 08)

All captions by Stan Mott, except as noted [in italics].

SMottMisc5
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(image courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

Cyclops "BugOtti"?

Milano -The rumored sale of Bugatti International to Automobili Cyclops SpA and speculation that Cyclops will produce a Bugatti mark was denied by a Cyclops spokesman. "There's a design sketch floating around that we particularly object to. It shows a Cyclops IV with this monstrous section of a Bugatti radiator and a Bugatti emblem as a front end. The traditional Cyclops headlight is shown between the letters 'Bug' and 'tti' making it read 'BUGOTTI.' Absolutelyawful! Matter of fact we just got word on our Mojo Line from Et tore himself complaining that: 'This is the most obscene copy of my work yet!' Please do not print the sketch pictured above!" .

SMottMisc6a
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(image courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

Cyclops At Loch Ness?  A shipment of Cyclops automobiles, and a rare Cyclops crane, has reportedly sunk en route from Fort Agustus to Inverness, Scotland. Cyclops Minister of British Operations, Sir Philip Davison, refused to confirm or deny the report.

SMottMisc6b
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(image courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

Early Luxo Cyclops Royale

SMottMisc7
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(image courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

The CYCLOPS ROYALE Classic Luxury ON A BUDGET

Here are the small texts:

(upper left) - Features the famed Cyclops baboon hood ornament!

(lower left) - The Cyclops Royale is a luxury version of the classic Cyclops II, and was personally approved by Ettore himself. It is powered by eight in line air cooled grand prix proven Cyclops OGII engines.

(lower right) - One of the most notable features is the luxurious passenger compartment. Separated by a glass partition, it has electronic communication with the chauffeur outside. His unobstructed view provides the owner with exceptional safety and security.

[More Miscellaneous Cyclops Cartoons and Illustrations to follow.]


Stan asks (Dec 2008) "How many Cyclops -- are there in the 1958 'Mott Card'?":   new.gif (27 Dec 08)

SMott1958XmasCard
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(image courtesy of and © S. Mott - all rights reserved)

I well remember this image but NOT how many Cyclops appeared therein [if you want to cheat, click HERE and see the four on the track and two in the paddocks that I found this time around (highlighted in yellow and by red arrows)!].

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[This page is a continuation of the main Cyclops page, in itself a greatly-enlarged successor to my earlier page on my AT&T WorldNet site, http://home.att.net/~Berliner-Ultrasonics/autocycl.html {also accessible as http://berliner-ultrasonics.home.att.net/automotv.html}, which it supplements.]


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