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    Thread: Space Age styled cars - Retro Futurism

    1. 06-21-2008 05:10 PM #1
      Post up old cars that have the space age look. Like this:





      Modified by Spectral at 5:16 PM 6-21-2008


    2. 06-21-2008 05:59 PM #2

      can i has???


    3. 06-21-2008 06:04 PM #3
      When you speak properly, yes.

    4. 06-21-2008 06:09 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by subwoffers »
      When you speak properly, yes.


      Okay okay, I can has? Who is the manufacture of these "jetsons cars". I would love to drive one.


      Modified by JettA4show at 3:18 PM 6-21-2008


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      06-21-2008 06:28 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Spectral »

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      06-22-2008 06:28 AM #11
      Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car of 1933 was certainly "space age". A little more "Flash Gordon" than Apollo moon landing, but still you get the point.

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    12. 06-22-2008 06:49 AM #12
      I'm a big fan of Bucky's domes.


      Note the three pens in his front pocket. Hardcore!


      Modified by Spectral at 5:51 AM 6-22-2008


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      06-22-2008 06:58 AM #14
      The Harley Earl styled, gas turbine powered 1950s GM Firebird Concepts.

      '53 Firebird I

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    15. 06-22-2008 07:10 AM #15
      ^^Nice pics, Pat. Especially the firebird. Oh wait, they are all Firebirds. Doh!


      1963 Chrysler turbine car

      1950s LeSabre concept

      A different view of a Firebird concept




      Modified by Spectral at 6:29 AM 6-22-2008


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      06-22-2008 07:59 AM #16
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      Don't they all look pleased as punch!

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      06-22-2008 08:00 AM #17
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    18. 06-22-2008 09:05 AM #18
      ^ I used to have a Tshirt that had that image on it. ^

      Its from a 1950s Popular Science magazine cover.


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      06-22-2008 10:02 AM #19
      Those unfamiliar with the man should google Syd Mead, he is a futurist industrial designer who consulted with the auto industry and many other large corporations back in the day. He does these practically photo-realistic looking paintings, and has worked on numerous movies such as Blade Runner and Tron. His body of work is prolific.




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      06-22-2008 10:08 AM #20

      1958 Student Sketch
      "The dramatic, jet-tube after burner effect is enhanced by the precise bumper blade, but the most surprising element is the crisp, angular styling that anticipated the look of the seventies."

      the official site is great too

      http://www.sydmead.com/v/01/splash/


      Modified by hugoaswho at 7:15 AM 6-22-2008


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      06-22-2008 10:09 AM #21




      Modified by Lwize at 7:10 AM 6-22-2008

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      06-22-2008 10:14 AM #22
      What I think is cool about Mead, aside from his astounding ability of course, is that he was doing this visionary futurism stuff all through the '70s and '80s, long after the major car companies had come back down to earth, so-to-speak. Not that they weren't still doing concepts, but the stuff from the '50s and '60s was clearly WAY out there .

      Mead will have this cool, sleek concept, and it will have white strip tires

      Here's one circa late '80s by the looks of it, still going at it:





      Modified by RabbitsKin at 10:18 AM 6-22-2008


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    24. 06-22-2008 10:30 AM #24


      Sadly, it went into production



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      06-22-2008 10:48 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by chronoguy »
      Sadly, it went into production

      Sadly, not looking like that. Just like the Aztec, there was a huuuge gap between concept and production.


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      06-22-2008 10:49 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by eunos94 »

      I love the 3 foot wide separation between husband and wife. That car could have saved my marriage!!!

      Hummer H1 is the same way....

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      06-22-2008 10:56 AM #28
      It's "spacey" all right; the Aurora "Safety Car" of the 1950s.

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      06-22-2008 11:28 AM #29
      Some of the Corvette concepts were kind of spacey.


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      06-22-2008 11:35 AM #30
      Spacey or just strange?



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      06-22-2008 12:01 PM #33
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      06-22-2008 12:02 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by vwlarry »
      It's "spacey" all right; the Aurora "Safety Car" of the 1950s.

      Holy fender flares, Batman!

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