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Los Angeles's Petersen Automotive Museum this week will debut an exhibit dedicated to early versions of what were thought to be aerodynamic cars, the New York Times reports. The cars may not have cut the wind as well as the designers intended, but some of them sure were beautiful.

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, hydrogen, solar and jet-powered vehicles, CNN reports. It seems people have been worried about running out of gas for longer than we might think, since a gasoline-electric hybrid 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 i