- Written by webmin
I love seeing auto show pictures from the 1960s and 1970s. All too often, we focus on the Motoramas and the dream cars of the 1950s, but there has been plenty of cool stuff touring the show circuit since then, as we see from some of the photos that Hemmings Nation Flickr pool member gswetsky has been uploading recently. We’ll start with the one above, snapped at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, showing the GM-X concept up on a pedestal. Perhaps the best description of the GM-X was in HCC #9, June 2005, when Don Keefe described it as “the Corporation’s vision of the ultra high-performance sports car of the future.” Keefe doesn’t note who designed it or what drivetrain – if any – was supposed to have powered it, but we imagine that it could have been related to Cadillac’s experiments with bringing back the V-12 and V-16 in the 1960s.
Next up, the Summers Brothers’ Goldenrod at the 1966 Boston Auto Show, not a year after it set the wheel-driven land-speed record. Imagine not only seeing it up close that soon after it made history, but also getting to see under its skin!
This dragster, also shot at the 1966 Boston Auto Show, caught my eye, but nobody’s so far been able to identify it. There was a very brief period in about 1964-1965 when dragster builders started to incorporate full-body streamlining, and this rail is obviously a result of those experiments, but who ended up running it down the quarter-mile?
UPDATE: As DregsFan below pointed out, it’s the Silver Bullet out of Wisconsin.