I love some good retro-futurism as much as the next guy…but the 1980s version of the future was pretty terrible…particularly if you compare it to the 1930s or 1950s future visions. Back in the real old times, people dreamed of space travel and blimp cities (forget the flying car, I want a BLIMP CITY ASAP!) but by the 1980s most techno-futurists were jaded enough that they saw the Mad Max Thunderdome as a best-case-scenario. This next thing might look like part of a jet fighter, but its got a motorcycle engine and is probably terrifying to pilot at any significant speed. Find this 1986 Pulse Litestar offered for $20,000 in Shrewsbury, MA via craigslist. Tip from ME.
We were supposed to have flying cars by now. Everyone promised it. I’ve watched Blade Runner and Running Man many times (both were set in a 2019 future) and they showed all kinds of hovering and flying cars, but here I am and the closest thing is a LiteStar/Pulsar that was built in the 1980s. […]