Saturday, 10 August 2013

Unlikely looking transportation


"Wheels" is a ride that opened in 1986 in the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK.  According to the back of the card this is one exhibit, entitled "Future Fantasy", on the ride which celebrates 100 years of motoring history with a glimpse into the possible future.

The card isn't postmarked or otherwise used but I'd guess that it dates from the time the ride opened.  I feel sure the cars of the future would look very different on the ride today, but I don't know for certain.


An entry in the Sepia Saturday theme of the week, contraptions.

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10 comments:

  1. A strange view of what the future supposedly held. I thought in 1986 they'd moved on a bit. Nice to see you on SS again Sheila.

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  2. I always learn something from Sepia Saturday. That Motor Museum looks like a lot of fun. Those contraptions look very strange though. I don't know that I would want to ride in something that looked like a cockroach.

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  3. Those spider pods look a little scary, but less so if you were in one, I suppose.

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  4. I'm with you Brett. It looks scary.

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  5. You are right - nothing dates us like our vision of the future

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  6. There's more chance of electric cars than that cockroach. Space craft like saucers - I wonder.

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  7. I'm with everyone else -- those bug-looking vehicles are too creepy for me.

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  8. Now those pods With people sitting in them are just the same as the ones in the haunted house in the Magic Kingdom in Florida

    Jackie
    Scrapbangwallop

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  9. Interesting ride - &, perhaps, much more comfortable than these wild auto rickshaws that I take in the madness of Mumbai traffic - which has grown even more worse in the monsoon season.

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