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Old 04-23-2010, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964



For the 1964 World's Fair in New York, Henry Ford II & the Ford Motor Company asked Walt Disney to help create a display for them that would celebrate the gigantic Ford Rotunda and allow fair go...

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Old 04-23-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964

Cool stuff! and so futuristic!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964

It was an experience an 11 year old boy will never forget, sitting in a brand new Galaxie convertible (like watching color TV, a really rare occurrence). Especially remember the dinosaur part of it, very cool.
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Way cool.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964

Brerhair,
I was 12 & my family (of 4) rode in a white Mustang. My dad hated the 'mini' car.
Funny we spent a week at the fair & I only remember the big 3 car co. displays. I'll try to find the old pics.
Thanks for the memory jolt Ryan.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964

My parents, brother and I rode it too but I can't remember the car we were in. Shame on me (I wuz a Ford man at the time).
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:42 AM   #7
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Default Re: Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964

Back when they used to sell dreams...cool stuff.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:49 AM   #8
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Back when they used to sell dreams...cool stuff.
Exactly, not plastic fucking nightmares.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #9
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Now, thats what i'm talkin about!
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:06 AM   #10
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Default Re: Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964

I know it's OT but one of the Mustang convertibles was vin number 3 or something and was sold after the ride was taken down. The car is still around and still has brackets welded to the bottom of it.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:19 AM   #11
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That is so cool!

Instead of a car museum, someone should do this! get a ride around the building in the cars instead of walking around looking at them!
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:25 AM   #12
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Evidence as to why Carroll Shelby referred to the Mustang as a "secretary's car."
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:35 AM   #13
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Evidence as to why Carroll Shelby referred to the Mustang as a "secretary's car."
Looks more like a "poon magnet" to me. I know what I would've bought new, back then, if I was a young man.
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that is the coolest thing i have seen in a while
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Great things to see! As was mentioned with number 3.. I wonder where these cars are now? Were the all sold afterwards? I also wonder how worn out they were after all those folks rode the ride weeks on end?
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Great things to see! As was mentioned with number 3.. I wonder where these cars are now? Were the all sold afterwards? I also wonder how worn out they were after all those folks rode the ride weeks on end?
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:25 AM   #17
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Great things to see! As was mentioned with number 3.. I wonder where these cars are now? Were the all sold afterwards? I also wonder how worn out they were after all those folks rode the ride weeks on end?
Vin # 1 is at the Henry Ford museum. It's a white convertible... With a black interior I think. I gotta go back one of these days and take some pics.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:02 PM   #18
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As a 9 year old then, I was thrilled to the MAX. Great memory. My folks bought a Mustang in 66. Wish I still had that car. Thanks. Slim
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:12 PM   #19
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Yeah,... being a recent teen-ager back then (The "Jet Age") , and all the futuristic stuff that was coming along,... along with all the movies we seen in School depicting a futuristic life by the year 2000,....... was a weird time,... Manned Rockets, the "Sputnik". Advances in technology coming daily,.....

It was a exciting and scary time and world back then. I was supposes be driving a space ship by now,.... My teachers lied to me,.....

But this is coooool.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #20
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I was 12 when my mom took my younger sister, little brother and me to the Fair with a church group on a chartered bus from S.E. pa. The '65s were the featured cars by then and we rode in a Park Lane convertible. From what I remember the silver concept for the fastback Charger was on display at the Chrysler exhibit. Those two cars and the Unisphere are the things I most clearly recall about the day.

At the time my mom and dad had just split up and he'd moved out to live with his mistress. I'm sure the last thing in the world my mom wanted to do was shepherd us kids around that fair...
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