TRIPLE-TAILED CRAFT began as a ’51 Studebaker sedan, was drastically rebuilt in 4,000 man-hours of labor. It has a V-8 engine and a curb weight of 1,000 pounds. The body is made of 14 glass-fiber subassemblies. Gas-tank opening is under center tail light.
Modern Mechanix, March 1954 Kansas - Kustomrama
Retro futuristic designs were so much more interesting than the cars the future actually brought.
Astounding Science Fiction, June 1955. Cover art by Kelly Freas.
Dimension X Episode 46, “Marionettes, Inc.” From the story by Ray Bradbury and adapted by George Lefferts. Originally broadcast August 30, 1951.
Man at the console of an IBM 1620 computer.
hardware may have advanced, but that complete awkwardness and look of bemused contempt will never change.
It’s like looking into a mirror…
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