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Fair Warning

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visitors to the General Motors Highways and Horizons at the 1939 New York‘s World’s Fair will view the world of tomorrow from 550 comfortable moving sound chairs, moved on a Westinghouse conveyor system traveling at approximately 102 feet per minute, while touring a vast scale model of the American countryside covering more than 35,000 square feet and extending of a third of a mile on several levels of the building.  The ‘Futurama’ is the largest scale model ever constructed and includes more than 500,000 buildings and houses, over a million trees and 50,000 motor vehicles, of which thousands will be in motion

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Seeing-Through Is Believing-Through

General Motors’ 1939-1940 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’

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Visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair Highways and Horizons exhibit by General Motors were dazzled by the display of a one-of-a-kind 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas® car.  This specially fabricated see through vehicle was constructed of acrylic plastic (quite an advancement at the time) which made visible the many parts that created the Deluxe Six.  All screws and fasteners were chrome-plated for dramatic effect.  The ‘Ghost Car’ also appeared at the 1940 New York World’s Fair and proudly showcased its newly redesigned front end and grill.  A second 1940 ‘Ghost Car’ was built for the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island, near San Francisco

further reedings…

1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’  Sold for $308,000

1939 / 1940 Plastic Pontiac – First Plastic Car In The World

 

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DJs of Future Past

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is no future!  is past!!!

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visitors marching from the Trylon into the Perisphere to inspect Democracity – The City of Tomorrow, where they will stand on revolving galleries to look down on a panorama of the future for an admission of 25 cents, at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.  photo by David E Scherman

btw, the ’39 World’s Fair opened on this very day!!!

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