Here are all the informations and documents I have from this car :
It is a 1934 Belchfire Runabout (although this car has a name, it is said that Donald constructed it himself). This car has never existed in real life (wereas cars such as Grandma Duck's have), but a car has been later inspired by it.
The following drawings are three 313 by different autors : Rosa, Taliaferro and Barks :
|Don Rosa made a beautiful drawing of the 313:
|| This is a beautiful paint by Carl Barks ("A 1934 Belfshire
Giorgio Cavazzano made a beautiful drawing with the 313 for the three limited edition drawings "Planète 2000" that you could get with points from "Mickey Parade" issues from 2000 (interresting detail : the car registration is "DKG 313")
Then, here are the plans of the 313 (click on the plan to see a larger scan) :
This drawing by Claude Lacroix has been published in the French "Journal
de Mickey" #2415 (09/31/1998) on the occasion of the "Mondial de l'Automobile"'s
100th birthday on a central poster. I did my best to try to translate the
inscriptions, but there might be mistakes... This drawing has been published
again in the shape of a two-pages drawing in the "Journal de Mickey"
#2497 (04/26/2000), with some changes in the inscriptions. The best change
is that the commentaries about he Glüstock 13 U are "secret piece
of the 313" instead of "is of no use".
There are other stories in which we can see what's inside the 313 : Don Rosa's "The Black Knight", in which the 313 is cut into two parts (D 97346) and "Recalled Wreck" (AR 105) ( I think this drawing has been inspired of this story) , in which Donald makes a revision of his car.
In "Recalled Wreck", we can learn about a secret piece, the "veeblefetzer". ( That's a nonsense word that "MAD Magazine" used to use when Don Rosa was a kid ) In French, it has been translated "Trembloteur". I think there might be something to do with the "Glüstock 13 U" from the preceding plans...
Then, there have been toys of the 313 :
|this is a metallic 313 with a plastic Donald Duck in it with the two
car numbers on stickers by Esci . I have no idea of the date...
(sorry, but the image is of very poor definition. For you to see it, I
also scanned the front number of the car...) :
||...and this is a remote radiocontrolled 313 car (without number) by
This one is a toy of Paperinik (Superduck) in the 313 by Polistil :
This is a 313 I sculpted myself :
This is a stamp with a [yellow?!] 313 from my stamp collection (1979):
|When Donald changes into Super Duck, his car becomes registred "X"
instead of "313" :
||In "The Duck Who Never Was" (D93574), Don Rosa shows that if
Donald didn't exist, the car would belong to Gladstone, since he would
have won it in a lottery years ago, and would carry the number 131.
In the Gyro Gearloose story "Inventor of Anything" (WUS 14) by
Barks appears a character, Speedy, with a car.
Donald was first intended to play the role of Speedy, but Barks had to change this because he was asked by his publisher to do so, as in a comicbook you had to have different characters in each story. But the car of Speedy is still registered 313 :
In the cartoon "Don Donald", from 1937, Donald already had a similar car :
Eventually, in at least two episodes of "Mouseworks" : "Mickey's New Car" and "Opposite Town", Mickey has a car which looks a lot like the 313 :
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