Above we see an early planning illustration for the Ford Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. This design is a bit wilder than the one they actually built, which you can see below.
When I woke up on Tuesday morning, I expected another normal day. Work. Lunch. Work. Happy hour. Home. Heck, maybe I'd even treat myself to an iced coffee at some point. I did not expect to end up shivering, staring at rust, and dreaming about the America we'd lost. I did not expect to go to the World's Fair.
Of all the major attractions at the 1964 World's Fair it seems Ford's Magic Skyway receives the least amount of chatter, ink and pixels in 2011. It wasn't moved to Disneyland like Carousel of Progress or It's A Small World, and it wasn't a sexy sequel like Futurama II. But it looked like quite the ride nonetheless.
Candy-colored floors, bright white Eames-ish work stands, and a "punched card" holding all your car's pertinent information: that's the "Auto Service Center of Tomorrow" presented in United Delco's ad for its exhibit at the '64 World's Fair. Your mechanic (is that him in the nosecone, dressed in antiseptic white?)…