Wow. I just fell in love with a car, but its whereabouts and any further information about it seem to be eluding me. Ain’t that love for you?
You would think that with all those steampunk geeks running around these days with their coal-powered digital watches and distressed copper-and-oak underpants, there would be a flood of information online about something called a Borg-Warner Vintage Car of the Future, but no dice. Two guys total seem to have all the information I can find, and all their links to museums and festivals dedicated to the love of this car and its designer Rowland Emett seem to be dead.
A lot of Rowland Emett’s drawings strike me as photographs of the inside of my head, so I guess it’s not a surprise that I should love this car so much.
The latest information I found about The Car was that it had been restored in 1998 and was residing at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, but these days the Museum of Science and Industry seems to be more fascinated with Harry Potter than Rowland Emett, so it’s probably sitting ignored in a warehouse. Hmm. Maybe I can satisfy myself with a visit to the Ontario Science Centre to see some of Emett’s other creations. If not, I’m probably going to have to occupy myself building my own moon-probe lunacycle just to take my mind off The Car. Ah – l’amour, l’amour…