Hal Mayforth

Fuel Efficiency Gizmos

JUNE 4, 2008
Here's and illo I did for Sue Foster in today's Wall Street Journal. With gas prices reaching skyward, there are all kinds of new gizmos on the market to improve fuel efficiency with names like Fuel Saver 7000-MPG and Cyclone Fuel Saver. I perused a number of sites for these products and damned if I can make out whether or not they actually work. Sue wanted an image of a car equipped with all the gizmos driving by a gas station. It gave me the opportunity to incorporate some turn-of-the-century engineering engravings. And since I had a bunch of spray mounted copies left over, I spent some time in the sketchbook making more machines of dubious nature.
Topical: Illustration