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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

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Half-Century-Old Handbuilt Visions of the Automobile’s Future to Transport to Pebble Beach

Posted July 12, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto display future gallery

The future doesn’t look like it used to. Unbridled optimism over technology’s possibilities once led car customizers and designers to let their imaginations run wild: Maybe cars would become even more like jet fighters; maybe they’d only need two wheels; maybe new materials would let anybody design and build their own unique car. To highlight that episode in automotive history, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will showcase a number of handbuilt one-offs from the Sixties.

“That was one of the last eras where cars could be this expressive,” said Ken Gross, curator of the American Dream Cars of the Sixties class. “These guys were pretty much fancy free.”

With the help of designer Raffi Minasian and collector Mark Brinker, Gross assembled a list of cars that “are all completely different from one another… and having that contrast is really appealing.”

See the full gallery of these fantastic retro-future autos.

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