Mystery Cars: Season 1 Collection
Technology Documentary hosted by Tim Grimes, published by Discovery Channel in 2011 – English narration
In the 1950’s, America had broken free from the shackles of wartime economics. It was walking with the swagger of a Nation that had the world by the tail. Scientists had harnessed nuclear energy. Jetpropelled airplanes were breaking speed records… and the race to space was on! But perhaps more than anything else, one thing melded imagination and consumerism, putting this era in perfect context: The concept car. Unlike satellites, rockets, and jet planes these dream cars were accessible. People flocked to auto shows like GM’s Motorama to see the concept cars in their titanium bodied glory. They were snapshots of how America perceived its future. Jaw dropping, unforgettable but what happened then? Most were destroyed. Some just plain vanished. But amazingly, some are still here and new series Mystery Cars is on a mission to find them.
Whistle Stop Productions Inc. for High Fidelity HDTV Media / Discovery Networks
1. 1956 Buick Centurion, 1954 Plymouth Explorer
The 1956 Buick Centurion was designed to show that General Motors could keep pace with the zeitgeist of the times, air travel. This car looks like it could fly! While GM was looking upwards, Chrysler looked across the ocean. Designed with Italian car maker Ghia, the Plymouth Explorer is an example of the best of American and European styling.
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Published on: Sep 03, 2016 @ 21:54