The cars of tomorrow
August 12, 2008 8:32 AM   Subscribe

The cars of tomorrow, today. Link goes to NYT, you may need to use BugeMeNot.

Slide show. Futurliner previously on MeFi.
posted by fixedgear (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

reg-free NYT link (no BugMeNot req'd)
posted by stevil at 9:44 AM on August 12, 2008

Pretty cool cars. And I'm not even much of a car guy.
posted by notmtwain at 10:28 AM on August 12, 2008

That slideshow is awesome.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:31 AM on August 12, 2008

Mmm. Glorious designs from the start of the gas-guzzler era. Let's hope the electric and hydrogen car people show a little of this vision too.
posted by imperium at 12:20 PM on August 12, 2008

I'd like a car that runs on steam. Water is plentiful, eh?
posted by gstevens at 12:46 PM on August 12, 2008

Nice find, fixedgear.
posted by Mister_A at 1:27 PM on August 12, 2008

I'm still convinced that Harley Earl was obssessed with penis, as though it were the greatest thing ever and he wanted to show it to everyone.

This probably also explains America's infantile lust for cars that look like penises.

posted by loquacious at 3:43 PM on August 12, 2008

LOL, cashman.

Interesting to see the multiple examples of overt sexism in that cartoon. That was only a few decades ago, too.

Also: "Fender panties"?
posted by darkstar at 6:38 PM on August 12, 2008

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