Sunday, June 24, 2007

Flying Car: 1959 Power Company Ad

This wonderful black and white ad appeared in Time Magazine in spring of 1959. It features a happy mother cruising home in her futuristic flying car with her young daughter, groceries and family dog in tow. The caption reads...

"Your Personal Flying Carpet." Step into it, press a button, and off you go to market, to a friend's home, or to your job. Take off and land anywhere; no parking problems. Plug in to any electric outlet for recharging. They're working on it!

Okay, so we're still a long way off from flying cars. And notice the creators didn't quite foresee child safety seat laws, either. But they did predict the inevitable shift from gasoline to electric vehicles. I'll give them one star for accuracy... five stars for the Jetson family appeal!


Lynn - aka PinkPolkaDotPoodle said...

Cool blog, Mark.


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