I wish I lived closer to Los Angeles so I could visit the exhibit starting today at the Peterson Automotive Museum. They are reviewing the history of automotive power, including steam, electric,
, solar and jet-powered vehicles,
. It seems people have been worried about running out of gas for longer than we might think, since a gasoline-electric
was introduced in 1917. Just like so many technologies ahead of their time, it turned out to be a bit of a flop. The exhibit includes a large number of exciting cars, including a 1938 coal powered
11, and a 1963 turbine powered
. For those of you in the area, go see it, and let us know your impression.