More Metropolitan Pictures
We'll dedicate this page to
a little history in pictures
was the man who designed the Metropolitan back in the 1940's.
Bill Flajole and his "FLAJOLE FORERUNNER" is shown in this 1955 publicity photo above and on the cover of Motor Trend magazine in September, 1955 (right). The location of this car was known until just a few years ago, but unfortunately, after it was sold, we lost track of it.
In the past couple of
years, the Flajole Forerunner has been found.
one is narrated in German but the car is beautiful
The Beautiful, timeless, Flajole Forerunner
To the right is a picture of Mr. Flajole with the original clay model of the prototype of the Metropolitan. This picture was taken at one of the many outings the Hoosier Mets had the pleasure of sharing with Mr. Flajole in his later years. This model still survives today. Notice he is wearing a t-shirt from the Macungie, PA festival with the Mets on the front.
This picture was taken of Mr. Flajole at his residence. He is sitting in Rex and Jenni Current's '54 Met. We usually took this Met when we visited him because he was so fond of the '54 model. He always told us that "THIS was the car I designed" referring to the single color, hood, and grill configuration. Although this picture looks like the car is blue, it is actually spruce green, the color he also said was his favorite.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Mr. Flajole. It speaks for itself
Evelyn Ay was Miss America in 1954 and she was
the lucky person who got to introduce
A car club dedicated to the ownership,
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