12/10/09

Yuletide Grooves #4: A Concept Car Christmas



Nothing says Christmas like a horse drawn sleigh concept car sports wagon.  This holiday album was promotional material for this 1960's space age gas guzzler produced by U.S. Steel. PCL Linkdump said it best: "it looks like a hearse that might take George Jetson to his final resting place".



I discovered this gem from the Cheerful Earful blog, so many thanks to the Cheerful Earfulians who shared this Christmas curiosity.  Side 1 is actually quite good - very jazzy and hep. Here's one of the best versions of "We Three Kings" I've heard in a long time. Give it a chance- it takes a minute to get peppy, and it's worth the wait. Just imagine yourself cruising in your own Innovari II listeing to these snappy holiday vibes!


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8 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet ride! It reminds me of Ark II. Why don't they ever turn out concept cars?

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  2. That car is HOT! I didn't know Captian Scarlett had a minivan. Someone please show this to Honda and GM so I don't have to look at any more Elements, HHRs or whatever stupid shoebox cars they're crapping out these days. Swingin' tune too.

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  3. Hah - Atom Kid said Ark II, and I was thinking SPACE:1999!

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  4. I'd drive it. Actually, I think that design is more aerodynamic than anything we've got on the roads today.

    And whoever painted those faces needs to go back to art school. blech.

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  5. It's so retro-futuristic. I'd trade 2 pontiac Aztek's for it!

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  6. The Floating Head of Melting Edward James Olmos is FREAKING ME OUT, maaaaaaaaaan!

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  7. And I thought the Aztec suvs were ugly. Ugh! I can't tell which end is the front.
    You're right about the music, well done and jazzy. I really dig that koo-koo piano.

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  8. You can see this Abortionmobile in action at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_5CfQ6ZRCo

    Looks like something a drunk Syd Mead drew up on a bet.

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