Mystery Cars: Season 1 Collection

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Technology Documentary hosted by Tim Grimes, published by Discovery Channel in 2011 - English narration

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In the 1950's, America had broken free from the shackles of wartime economics. It was walking with the swagger of a Nation that had the world by the tail. Scientists had harnessed nuclear energy. Jetpropelled airplanes were breaking speed records... and the race to space was on! But perhaps more than anything else, one thing melded imagination and consumerism, putting this era in perfect context: The concept car. Unlike satellites, rockets, and jet planes these dream cars were accessible. People flocked to auto shows like GM's Motorama to see the concept cars in their titanium bodied glory. They were snapshots of how America perceived its future. Jaw dropping, unforgettable but what happened then? Most were destroyed. Some just plain vanished. But amazingly, some are still here and new series Mystery Cars is on a mission to find them. Whistle Stop Productions Inc. for High Fidelity HDTV Media / Discovery Networks Episodes: 1. 1956 Buick Centurion, 1954 Plymouth Explorer The 1956 Buick Centurion was designed to show that General Motors could keep pace with the zeitgeist of the times, air travel. This car looks like it could fly! While GM was looking upwards, Chrysler looked across the ocean. Designed with Italian car maker Ghia, the Plymouth Explorer is an example of the best of American and European styling. 2. 1953 GM XP-21 Firebird, 1955 Mercury D-528 Beldone The 1953 GM XP-21 Firebird was the first gas turbine car, inspired by the much-admired and new technology of aircraft. Entirely unsubtle, it was truly a jet plane on wheels, and proved General Motors could reach far outside the box. But not every concept car was meant to leave the research lab. The 1955 Mercury D-528 Beldone was never even given a proper name, and lived a life of being poked and prodded like a laboratory rat. 3. 1953 Ford X-100, 1963 Chrysler Turbine Ford celebrated its 50th birthday in real design style with the 1953 Ford X-100 prototype, with its tinted sun visors and arrays of switches and levers that felt more like an aeroplane cockpit than a car. Dizzy with the new world of air and space travel, even seeing the 1963 Chrysler Turbine glide down the street was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Only three exist today!

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
Video Bitrate: CRF 21 /2 078 Kbps
Video Resolution: 1280x720
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 6
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 21 min
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 338 MB - 392 MB
Source: HDTV

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