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Ford's "Magic Skyway" 1964

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  2. Cool stuff! and so futuristic!
  3. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,561


    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.

    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    1. oHIo

    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.
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,750


    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).
  6. Back when they used to sell stuff.
  7. Gahrajmahal
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 416


    Now, thats what i'm talkin about!
  8. Exactly, not plastic fucking nightmares.
  9. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,158

    Automotive Stud

    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.
  10. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,248

    from Austin, Tx

    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!
  11. Cut55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,978

    from WA


    Evidence as to why Carroll Shelby referred to the Mustang as a "secretary's car." :D
  12. injunjoes
    Joined: May 8, 2007
    Posts: 235


    that is the coolest thing i have seen in a while
  13. Jake H.
    Joined: Sep 16, 2003
    Posts: 489

    Jake H.

    Looks more like a "poon magnet" to me. I know what I would've bought new, back then, if I was a young man.
  14. retro54
    Joined: Apr 1, 2004
    Posts: 736

    from PA

    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?
  15. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    Slim Pickens

    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
  16. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
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    Harms Way

    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.
  17. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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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...
  18. RoadWarrior13
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 168

    from Louisiana

    I wish I could see the future cars section . I'd love to see what their designs were for what they thought today would be like
  19. What do you think sells more cars, something like this, or 3 - 30 second commercials during the Superbowl...

    I wonder if they still make the same margins, %-wise, as they did back then... and what the CEO made back then compare to sales... be interesting to find out.
  20. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,750


    I remember seeing a pickup (elkie/ranchero type) version of the Chrysler turbine car on display at the Chrysler exhibit with a beautiful white pearl paint job but, I've never seen or heard of it since so, I may have been halucinating.
  21. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449


    Everyone is aware that this ride still exists at Disney World in Florida, right? What's left of it is the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.
  22. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
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    Automotive Stud

  23. joebuick
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 584


    wow thats one of the coolest promotional tools I've ever heard of
  24. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    I got to ride in the drivers seat of a 64 Galaxie....As we were standing in line waiting to get a ride, we were counting the people in front of us to see if we would get a such luck.

    You guys that rode on this...remember the car radio was the narration for the tour of the exibit?
  25. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 672

    from Media, PA

    Ah ... I was a young boy when that fair was going on. We didn't go, but some friends of the family did and years later I wound up with a small stack of of beer coasters they'd snagged from the Schaefer beer pavilion. On one side is the Schaefer beer logo and on the other is a picture of the "Schaefer Center" at the fair along with the words "Don't miss it", "Schaefer Center N.Y. World's Fair!" and "1964-65".

    Apparently you could drop by the Schaefer Center for a few beers and then head over to the Ford Pavilion and slip in behind the wheel of a brand new Ford convertible for a relaxing "drive" around the building.

    Ah ... those were the days.


    Gee ... now that I think about it, I wonder what those coasters might be worth today to collectors.
  26. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    I was there on the big family vacation. Dad was a Ford dealer, so I thought it really cool.
  27. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,294


    That's awesome. I bet that was a cool site to see back then.
  28. Enough steel to raise a 22 story building? Thats incredible.
  29. Jimv
    Joined: Dec 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,924


    i got to ride in a blue mustang( wanted a red one) .I remember walking from my house to the bronx to get the subway then taking the subway to flushing meadows for the fair!
    Anyone rememeber the "amphicar' ride that drove down the boat ramp & around the lake there?

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