Are cars cool? Do we even need to ask? But how do car designers know what the public will accept as “cool”? Dave visits a place that few mortals ever get to see, the General Motors Heritage Centre, where you can find the secret weapons that drove car design for the last century: concept cars. Watch it now! –> http://www.wherecoolcamefrom.com/video/tailfins-dagmars/
These fantasies on four wheels gave designers a chance to go wild without the fear of bankrupting the company.
Showcased at auto-shows, these one-off fantasy cars were used to gauge public opinion and they gave birth to such innovations as sliding doors, power windows and collision detectors. Some of their features didn’t last, the most famous being the tail fin…but who knows? Perhaps the tail fin will rise again in the next “dream car of tomorrow”.