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1930: The High-Speed Vehicle of the Future

The Dynasphere was a monowheel vehicle patented in 1930 by J. A. Purves, who called it “the high-speed vehicle of the future”; one source, however, reports that “while the [vehicle] could move along just fine, it was almost impossible to … Continue reading

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2008: Hyperrealism

Gregory Thielker: Coming to a Complete Stop (2008) It’s a painting. (source)

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1966: Likewise, a Jazzy Tachometer

Ad for the 1966 Buick Skylark Gran Sport.

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1968: Collect Them All

1968 “MATCHBOX” collector’s catalogue.

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2009: I’ve Seen the Queen

Anton Marrast a.k.a. Grape Frogg: I’ve Seen the Queen (2009) (source)

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1954: Far Out

The 1954 Ford FX Atmos debuted on March 15 at the Chicago Auto Show and featured a radar screen in its one-seat cockpit. (source)

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1961: Turboflite

1961 Chrysler Turboflite “The Turboflite proved to be a sensation on the show circuit, but the striking concept car never reached production. Chrysler did continue to develop the turbine engine for use in passenger cars, but even this eventually proved … Continue reading

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1962: Mean Machine

Advertisement for General Motors’s “fully functional Firebird III space-age car” in the Souvenir Program for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. (source)

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2013: Your Flying Cars Are Here

Jacob Munkhammar: Flying Citroen Visas (2013) See more here.

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