Flying Cars: The True Story

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The 30th anniversary of Back to the Future‘s future was a few weeks ago, and everyone was lamenting the lack of hoverboards in 2015. And I rarely go too long without hearing someone complain that jetpacks aren’t yet a common means of conveyance. But where, I ask you, is the outcry for flying cars? Is there no desire to be able to fly somewhere at a moment’s notice and then drive right off the landing strip and onto the road?

Flying Cars: The True Story has answered my prayers, exploring the hits and misses (and even greater misses) from this curious part of automotive and aeronautical history. Rich with photos and drawings of the numerous attempts to marry the car and the airplane, Flying Cars is part history book and part shrine to industrious lunacy.

It astonishes me that so many of these designs actually took flight at some point, and Glass’s clear enthusiasm for the subject only adds to the joyfulness of the read. These are pipe dreams made real, and Flying Cars celebrates even the most ludicrous efforts. What great fun.

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Author Andrew Glass
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Clarion Books
Publish Date 2015-Aug-25
ISBN 9780618984824
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Issue December 2015
Category History


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