My Car Quest

September 23, 2014

It Is Now 2014 – Happy New Year!

by Mike –

When I was a youngster reading science fiction stories and watching movies and TV in the 1960s I was sure we would be driving flying cars, have sentient robots and a colony on Mars by 2014.

Instead of flying cars we have the beginning (actually a restart) of the electric car industry, instead of sentient robots we have the iPhone and instead of a colony on Mars we have a non-sentient robot roaming around Mars looking for water and signs of life.

Cars of the future

Below are some of the cars I thought would be in production now. Remember how many of the “cars of the future” looked like airplanes?

1964 GM Firebird IV Concept

1964 GM Firebird IV Concept

1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Truck

1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Truck

1959 Cadillac Cyclone

1959 Cadillac Cyclone

1960 Ghia Plymouth XNR

1960 Ghia Plymouth XNR

1964 GM Bison

1964 GM Bison

The flying car that never was

1968 Taylor Aerocar Model III

1968 Taylor Aerocar Model III

Robby from the movie “Forbidden Planet” and Anne Francis

Robby the Robot

Forbidden Planet poster

Maybe we will have all this stuff by 2020 – that is so far in the future.

Happy New Year!

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When I was a kid I was sure we would be driving flying cars, have sentient robots and a colony on Mars by 2014.

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