The Hudson X-34!
The above advertisement (estimated 1952) found in a North Hollywood, Los Angeles garage features the infamous X-34 landspeeder, apparently, sold under the Hudson nameplate! The home once belonged to the late Bill Hanna, co-creator of the many cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It is uncertain whether or not the X-34 actually existed, however, the advertisement is not a piece of art create by Bill, but, an actual advertisement.
In 1962 Hanna-Barbera Productions released a cartoon revealing Bill's vision of the future, The Jetsons, a world filled with clever robots and flying vehicles. The vehicles in the cartoon closely resemble the X-34. It is possible that the X-34 was Bill's influence for the show. It is uncertain whether or not Bill actually owned or drove the vehicle.
The advertisement highlights several features of the X-34 (comments added by ISWWR):
Instant Action Engine with Super Induction - A fancy description of repulsorlifts!
A "step-down" design for a low center of gravity - Does it matter when you're hovering?
Twin-H Power using "regular gas" - Gas was a lot cheaper back then!
Unique Flight-Line - Agreed!
Safe, Rugged Construction - No bumpers?
Triple-Safe Brakes - Reverse Thrusters?
Low Service Costs - What dealership serviced these?
The Hudson advertisement is the second shred of evidence to it's existence since the finding of the Apollo moon landing photograph. The few remaining Hudson contacts were unavailable for comment.
Today, rumors exist of X-34 type landspeeders being spotted in junkyards around the United States. If you come across one, please send your photograph in to ISWWR as the all-important X-34 investigation continues!
Evidence #: ISWWR0000046
Submitted by: Suresh W.
Below: A technical drawing of the X-34