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 |  Aug 31 2010, 7:09 AM

The Flintstones started off in 1960 and portrayed life in the Stone Age where cars were simply powered by your feet. The jokes are plentiful and anyone that’s ever done a swap on a car or gutted one out has sure to step inside their engine bay and pretend to run in order to power their vehicle by their legs. So how is it that a television show about the past actually relates to a car of the future?

The HumanCar Imagine PS is the product of U.S. engineer Charles Greenwood. The vehicle is powered by up to four hand cranks and the lucky drivers and passengers power the wheels by pulling and pushing the levers. So sure, it’s not quite holes in the floorboard a la Flintstones-style, but this really isn’t much different.

HumanCar reports that the vehicle can be powered by one or two people and can be turned into a hybrid so it can just be… like a normal car? We’re not really sure where this is going, but we could see it perhaps being a fun sport to watch, but an actual car on the road? C’mon now – where’s the cars we envisioned that would drive themselves? Not the ones that take more manual labor to operate.

[Source: CNet News]