Mark Frauenfelder over at Dinosaurs and Robots picked up on a fantastic slideshow currently available at The New York Times Web site that includes a number of futuristic concept cars designed by G.M. in the 1950s, featured as part of their "Midcentury Motorama."

Among those included are the torpedo-esque 1959 Cadillac Cyclone, the nine-finned 1958 Firebird III (pictured above) and, the one I would drive every single day were I so lucky to own it, the 1956 Buick Centurion (pictured below).

Also included is the 1953 Futurliner, a restored version of which I discovered years ago parked unceremoniously on the streets of Sherman Oaks, California, and toured with the permission of its owner. (A moment I still regret not having my camera with me.)

Plus, if I read the accompanying article correctly, they will all be on display Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance in California.