Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo: The Future of Ice Cream Delivery

Expo 86 was built around the themes of transportation and communication. From it, Vancouver got things like the SkyTrain, Canada Place, and McBarge - but there was more than that to the World's Fair. I know because my grandfather was there twenty-five years ago, and took pictures.

One of his pictures is, on the face of it, ordinary: it's an ice cream vendor. But this is an ice cream vendor in the context of transportation, communication, an dthe future - so it's not just some ordinary truck with a set of chime speakers on the roof. Hell no. This appears to be nothing less than a rocket-powered off-road ice cream delivery helicopter. I mean, just look at it! I haven't been able to find any information on it, though; if any Expo attendees can shed some light, that'd be pretty awesome.

If it truly wass representative of the future, I presume that it sold only Dippin' Dots.

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