Catching the Zeitgeist

So, being the proud father of a 7 year old, I tend to spend more time than I could possibly admit watching something called Ben Ten Alien Force on Cartoon Network. Ben’s Grandpa Max drives around in a mobile laboratory stuffed to the gills with the most high-tech gadgets you can imagine. Occasionally in the cartoon you catch a glimpse of the vehicle itself and it seemed strangely familiar to me… A little internet research and, sure enough it is a GMC. I think it says something about the design of this coach -built for just five years in the mid-seventies – that its been chosen for a role in what is probably the most popular children’s cartoon series on TV at the moment. Thirty years after they stopped producing them its still futuristic enough to be thought of as cutting edge. 

Author: Richard Lister

Chasing horizons...

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