I think that most of you know that I’m a “Car Guy”. I have been since I was old
enough to sit on my Dad’s lap on Big Creek Parkway, ‘driving’ home from Church. I was 10 years old and it was a slick way to get me to church without much of a fuss! Yes, there WERE psychologists in my family. As you can see, the parkway has an asphalt surface today; back then it was ‘paved’ with large rocks – hardball-sized rocks. In fact, my Mom tried to drive on that surface as she was learning to drive. She hit the gas too hard and lost control; directly into “That Big Creek”. She never drove again.
Partially because of the fact that I love cars and partially because I love very dry British humor, I make it a point of always trying to catch a show called “Top Gear”. It comes from BBC America and it covers all things car, in a wonderfully skillful manner, and at the same time being outrageous. In fact, there is not another show on TV that I am a slave to. TV is just not that important to me; if I can learn something – fine.
Again, over the years, we have seen a constant parade of “Future Automobiles”. I’ve subscribed to Motor Trend magazine since I could afford the subscription. They have a habit of putting the contents and cover of their “…on this date, 50 years ago.” issue, inside the back cover. Sadly, I now am re-living Motor Trend’s that I first saw in my youth. That’s something that discourages me; I most likely will not see many of the ‘future cars’.
One that I think I will see is the GM Hy-Wire hydrogen-fueled automobile. This Link will take you to a video about this remarkable vehicle. It is made even more entertaining for me as it is narrated by James May, one of the three ‘stars’ of Top Gear. Take a look at the potential future.
Leave a comment in the comment box below; tell me what you think.
Remember, the first car may cost $6,000,000, but the second is much more affordable!