The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Future is Now #21

The 1962 Ford Seattle, a concept car not meant for production and bearing great similarity to the Lincoln Futura, an earlier concept car for Ford in 1957, which would eventually become the model for television's Batmobile.


Tempest said...

Yeah a clear glass bubble roof. That will work during summer time in Phoenix.
Whatta 'Concept'.
Well- what did they know in Detroit?

You know I use to have to put a towel over my steering wheel when I parked outside in Tucson.

And where is the steering wheel for this 6 wheeler? Oh yeah. I get it it.
It steers by brain power.

World of Tomorrow my a..

Maureen said...

Too cool to get hot.

Brooks said...

The bubble design came from WW II fighter planes (P51). Improved visibility. Worked pretty well at 20,000 ft. Fins... the same - from the P38. This car may have a joystick.

Monique said...

Somehow futuristic design from the late 50s/early 60s era looks so much cooler than anything designed since then.

michaelE said...

Yeah, I was one of the ten million people that went to Seattle's Century 21 Exposition in 1962.

Wasn't the car named Seattle__ite?

Christopher said...

Supercaaar...Supercaar..It flys thru space and under the sea,it can travel anywheeeere...