No RC this week at the sale, but we picked up something cool anyway. This would probably appeal to the older RC'ers in the crowd. We found an original 1964 Worlds Fair poster that was commissioned by the WF committee and was used strictly for promoting, it was not for sale.
What makes it cool was it was designed by a young artist named Whitney Darrow Jr. At the time he was the cartoonist for The New Yorker mag and was one of the elite cartoonists in the US.He died in 1999
What makes it relevant to RC?...Not much, except for one thing. Any of us old timers who went to the fair remember it was all about the future. The beginning of the 60's was all about the transistor and how it was going to make life easier..with smaller gadgets to enhance and help us enjoy life. And the best part of the whole show, to those that went, was GM's display of the HUGE Aurora Slot car track. That layout, more than anything, got me interested in slots which led to RC later on. And thanks to transistor tech, Things like RC were invented..Cool, Right?
This poster is so rare, I have not found any, anywhere. Not even EBAY....where the pan am WF posters bring big bucks.
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