Dreams are hard to kill. I grew up in a time when my dreams of the future were filled with jet packs, flying cars, moving sidewalks, and undersea bullet trains that would get you from New York to Paris in just a few hours. Space travel to orbital vacation spots were soon to be reality and your dog would be an electric creature that would never die. So far, only the electric dog was reality for a short time and Sony© killed it last I heard. Too many promises with too little return seems to be the rule when looking for the Jetson like utopia of my childhood dreams.Virgin Galactic© is soon to fulfill the promise of private space get-a-ways… for $200,000.00 a ticket. I am SO there as soon as I hit the lottery and loose a couple of hundred pounds. The Apple© iPhone© is everything I ever wanted in a hand held electronic appliance ever since I saw my first Tri-Corder on Star Trek in the hands of that pointy eared green-blooded devil Mr. Spock. However, I am cheap and I don’t want to pay a high monthly fee for cellphone service with any carrier just so can fool myself into thinking that I’m cool, so I am iPhoneless. I may buy an iPod Touch© once they get the display up to the quality of the iPhone but it will only be from their refurbished site for a reduced price in about another 6 to 12 months. I do own 3 Apple© computers that are really cool, but I can’t show any of them off in public because none of them are a laptop. I am so behind the curve of my dreams right now I may as well throw in the towel and become a Luddite. One of my dreams came to life two days ago, however, when I saw the Aptera© automobile found at www.aptera.com. A beautiful driving machine that is part car, part airplane, part spaceship. It is a 3 wheeled vehicle that has a 12 HP motor that powers an electric motor that can do zero to 60 in 10 or 11 seconds and (depending on who is telling the tale) gets super high mileage rating of around 230 to 300 MPG. It has a dashboard full of electronics and it is made safe by modern composite materials. The beauty of this car takes my breath away. What is the price currently listed at? About $25,000 to $29,000! According to earlier stories, the people at Aptera hoped that it would be only $20,000, but I don’t care about the price increase if it delivers that sort of mileage. I was so excited to see this thing my head almost exploded when I heard that they were taking fully refundable $500.00 deposits to reserve your place in line to get one of these dream machines in about a year! I was about to get my credit card out when I saw something that didn’t settle well with me. I saw that there was no telephone number on their website. They do not list an address where they may be found. The only company specific information I can find of any value to me is that they are located in Carlsbad California and the Founder of the company is someone named Steve Fambro. They also have a site on My Space which has some videos of the car in action which shows me that they at least have a working prototype, but that is not enough for me to invest my hard earned money. But what does this really mean? Is this whole thing a scam? I don’t think so. What I have gleaned from all of the press coverage on this car is that this seems to be a very serious effort on the part of Mr. Fambro. In fact, I would have to say that Mr. Fambro has created a modern practical version of what could have been an Ed “Big Daddy” Roth custom bubble car. (See Ed Roth’s work in the following You Tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khbL5etd18E ) Even if this car is to be a one-off, the fact that he built it makes me not be worthy to stand in Mr. Fambro’s presence because he has created a master peace of automotive art. Unfortunately, I feel that all of his efforts, IN MY OPINION, seem to be undermined by what I think is a badly designed website that is too hard to navigate and doesn’t have enough information about the car, the company, and the people behind it. In MY OPINION they may not get the response they are hoping for until they fix these problems with their website and tell us who and where they are. Pretty concept drawings of dealerships and and cool You Tube videos do not make a company reality. Please, Mr. Fambro, fix these problems. I want to see this car succeed!