Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983) was an American engineer, author, architect, designer, inventor, and futurist whose prolific and widely admired work gave us the geodesic dome, and whose life is probably the best documented in history thanks to his Dymaxion Chronofile in which he recorded everything he did and thought, every 15 minutes from 1920 to 1983.

In it, he gave us the term ""Spaceship Earth" and he became one of the earliest credible proponents of renewable energy sources such as solar- and wind-derived electricity.

One of his most interesting projects was the Dymaxion car which we have previously chronicled in detail.

The replica Dymaxion car had a rare public outing at the exclusive boutique-style Salon Prive event this week.

The three day event closes in London today, so if you're in the vicinity and quick, you'll also get to see such remarkable current supercars as the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, Eagle E-Type Speedster Lightweight, Hennessy Venom GT, GTA Spano, Jensen Interceptor R, Arash AF-10 and the Rolls-Royce 102EX.