The Tasco (The American Sports Car Company) was developed by designer and engineer Gordon Buehrig. While the Tasco never reached production, it was one of the first concept cars to use a vacuum-forming process to create small 3-D models from a then new material, ABS plastic. The Tasco also influenced future car design. Its smart T-top roof design with removable panels was the first of its kind and eventually ended up influencing the 1968 Corvette.
The 'Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas' exhibition is currently taking place in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
The exhibition is a celebration of innovative automotive design that brings together 17 concept cars from Ferrari, Bugatti, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and other manufacturers from Europe and the United States.
The cars shown range in age from the early 1930s to the present day. These are a reflection of design trends born from the contemporary social and political developments of the time that pushed the designers' imagination. In addition to the cars on show, the exhibition features conceptual drawings and scale models to demonstrate the stages of the car design process.
Here we take a look at some of the most visionary designs at the Dream Cars exhibition. In many cases it's amazing how many of the ideas have carried over into production cars of today...