The ‘Lost in Space’ Chariot will be part of the MIT Distinctive Car & Vehicle Show in Cambridge MA.

Start Your Engines! MITAC hosts its first MIT Vehicle Show for the MIT Community! As cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles are an evolution of art, technology, engineering, and design, the MIT Vehicle Show will showcase some of the powered and un-powered vehicular standouts, both at MIT (products/subjects of MIT research), as well as interesting collectors’ vehicles owned by members of the MIT community. Participation includes the MIT Age Lab (Center for Transportation and Logistics), MIT AeroAstro, MIT Mechanical Engineering, MIT ROTC, MIT Facilities; with vehicles including an autonomous car, Army HMMVV, one of the MIT AgeLab’s instrumented vehicles (older driver and new in-vehicle technology), electric vehicles from MIT Facilities (including the Electric Transit, GEM, and Kubota), and other interesting, fun, vintage, unusual, or otherwise distinctive vehicles. Special appearance by Ray Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR’s weekly radio show, Car Talk.

Date: Sunday, October 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Hayward Lot, MIT Campus (off of Hayward St.) easily accessible by T.

$8/Adults, Tickets in Advance ($10/Adult at the Door)
$4/children, ages 4-12, Tickets in Advance ($5/Child at the Door)

Other confirmed Vehicles to Date for the Distinctive Car & Vehicle Show are:

•Autonomous car (MIT AeroAstro, MIT Mechanical Engineering)
•MIT AgeLab’s instrumented vehicles (older driver and new in-vehicle technology)
•Persuasive Electric Vehicle (MIT Media Lab)
•Electric vehicles from MIT Facilities (including the Electric Transit, GEM, and Kubota)
•TransitX (Electric autonomous personal rapid transit monorail from TransitX, a new MIT alumni-founded startup in Boston)
•Electric racing motorcycle
•Ariel Atom (Ace Performance Systems)
•Limerock Pace Car (Limerock)
•Tesla (P85D sedan or possibly Model X SUV) (Tesla Motors)
•Levant Power Corp. Test Vehicle
• Solectrica (Geo Metro with EV Drive)
• Caterpike (Very Hungry Caterpillar Cargo Bike: homemade creation)
• 1923 Ford Model T Hot Rod (T-bucket)
• 1957 Chevy 150 2 Door
• 1957 GMC Pickup
• 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe
• 1966 Ford Mustang
• 1970 Honda N600
• 1973 Volvo 1800ES
• Electric 1976 MGB
• 1990 Porsche 911 C2
• 2005 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle
• Jensen
• Lotus

We look forward to seeing you there.

Upcoming Event: MIT Distinctive Car & Vehicle Show: Sunday, October 11, 10 AM – 2 PM at MIT

9 thoughts on “Upcoming Event: MIT Distinctive Car & Vehicle Show: Sunday, October 11, 10 AM – 2 PM at MIT

  • August 24, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Hey John, glad to see you guys are finally showing off the chariot! Have you looked into the Topsfield Fair?

    • August 24, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks Chuck! Looking into it. Hope to see you there if so

  • August 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I too was at the 1990’s Boston reunion and I also had my picture taken with the robot! What a great job your team has done. I live in Portland Maine so I hope to meet you (and the chariot) somewhere. Any plans for Trona?


    • August 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Bill. Thank you and I hope to see you at an event soon as well.

  • August 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    It’s an emotional experience to see the Chariot replica, almost as if the original has risen from the ashes and become alive once more! Thank you for bringing this dream to reality! As I work on my replica flight deck of the Jupiter two, I dream of a Lost In Space World Convention, where all fans from everywhere can come and all surviving stars would be there and all surviving props and of course the new Chariot! One gigantic Lost In Space get together! Of course, THAT dream ( I’m sure) will never come true! But you people have made a life long dream become a reality by giving us the replica Chariot and for that, I am extremely greatful!!!! Jim

    • August 27, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      We are one step closer Jim. I would be in favor of a huge annual LIS fan convention, anywhere in the country. Get that flight deck ready. Five months ago, our retired Snowcat was chasing power lines out west. We now have The Lost in Space Chariot. Anything is possible.

    • September 8, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Good Morning Dan,

      My apologies for not responding sooner. After the build and final efforts to get the Chariot ready, all were given the long weekend off as we gear up for upcoming shows. I would very much like to attend future shows so please keep us updated.

      Thanks Again.


  • October 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm


    So enjoyed sitting in The Chariot today and speaking with you at the MIT car show! What fun.

    I left my sunglasses in the chariot. Yikes! Any chance you found them? I am hoping.
    Please le me know. Thank you


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