In the 1950's, America had broken free from the shackles of wartime economics. It was walking with the swagger of a Nation that had the world by the tail. Scientists had harnessed nuclear energy. Jetpropelled airplanes were breaking speed records… and the race to space was on! But perhaps more than anything else, one thing melded imagination and consumerism, putting this era in perfect context: The concept car. Unlike satellites, rockets, and jet planes these dream cars were accessible.
The Hardy Boys was a serial produced by Walt Disney for a segment of the Mickey Mouse Club during the 1956 and 1957 season. Each episode was approximately an eleven minute segment bisected by three minutes of commercials midway through the action.