Designer extraordinaire Norman E. Timbs was asked to bring the concept of the 1949 Buick Streamliner into the future. He did a brilliant job, and the results are in the gallery. The mid-century calls were all about show, not gas mileage.

The back of the redesigned Buick Streamliner seems to stretch on for miles. The cherry red color of the concept car could easily pass as the flame trail of this gorgeous car.

Implications - This product is an excellent example of the way in which future products and services are being marketed. Consumers are seeking futuristic aesthetics and are always looking to the future for influences. Businesses can benefit by creating products that use the future-inspired design.