I like this two-page spread from this 1980 Peugeot 604 brochure because, for me at least, it’s an interesting mix of the familiar and unfamiliar. The unfamiliar part is likely the sensation of driving on a highway and seeing a flapjacking Concorde streaking across the sky. In fact, I think you can argue that a view like this should be pretty much unfamiliar to anyone, because the Concorde never really would have flown like that, at that altitude and angle, right over a highway.
The Concorde took off at quite a steep angle; here, look:
…so a level-flight Concorde that low just isn’t something that happened, because it would be loud as hell, a problem that the Concorde dealt with throughout its career.
And yeah, I get this is early ’80s photo retouching and this didn’t happen, but I don’t see why we should let Peugeot off the hook 42 years later.
You know what part is familiar, though? The way this car is driving down the highway with all the dash lights alarmingly glowing angrily, and having a big yawning hole where the radio should be.
Those parts I’ve experienced.