Free from the constraints of commercial production, concept cars allow auto engineers and designers to try out their wildest visions of the future. This entry in the Modern Marvels series ventures back to the 1950s to examine the most bizarre--and occasionally prescient--vehicle experiments, and offers interviews with the director of GM's legendary Design Division.
Description by New Video Group:
Some were exercises in fantastical design, unfettered by the restrictions of becoming functional vehicles. Others were just a step or two away from production, modeling a not-too-distant future. All offered extraordinary visions of tomorrow, and today have become treasured icons of a legendary era.
From the futurist metal forms of Harley Earle to the crowd-stopping sensations at mid-century car shows, MODERN MARVELSŪ explores the concept cars of the 1950s. Hit the road with the famous Motorama and take an up-close look at one-of-a-kind classics at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Meet with the director of GM's Design Division and take a spin in some of the most innovative and ambitious cars ever produced.
Whether created to test radical engineering principles or simply to astound audiences, the vehicles featured in CONCEPT CARS fuel America's love affair with automobiles.