Rowland Emett was a British Cartoonist/Illustrator/Designer with an incredibly ornate style. He started as a cartoonist for the magazine "Punch" then eventually designed many "Things" for movies, theme parks, corporations and private collectors. He is responsible for the zany mechanisms for the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Of his "Vintage Car of the Future" Emett said it "has a great safety factor: It doesn't move". You can join the Rowland Emett Society here.