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 Fair: Building a Better Tomorrow #10

The Transparent Car, on display at the General Motors Pavilion.


Vanwall said...

It still looks like that, amazingly enough.

Robert Fiore said...

I understand the same design team made an airplane for Wonder Woman.

estiv said...

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has a transparent Hammond M3, which if you're a Hammond organ fan is way cool.

Peter L. Winkler said...

There used to be plastic model kits of transparent things. There was a transparent man, with internal organs, and a transparent head. I built those. There was a transparent V8 engine and a transparent auto chassis in which to mount the engine, a transparent P-51. I loved those.

Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel

Fred said...

The only problem with the Transparent Car is it defeats the purpose of the backseat when out at the local drive in.