My flying car

I first saw this image when I was in my young teens, and it made me very much want to own this car.

When I grew up, I forgot about it for a while. But then, years later, I was in a used bookstore where they were selling a very well preserved copy of this July 1957 issue of Popular Mechanics, wrapped in plastic.

I bought it, put it on a shelf in my office, still wrapped in plastic, and felt oddly satisfied. Then, just this evening, I came upon it again, and felt a surge of pure joy.

It felt as though I was communicating directly with the much younger version of me. And we were very happy together.

I think we still are.

2 Responses to “My flying car”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    Just in case anybody wants to read the article:

    Two generations later and there are at least half a dozen companies still trying to get flying cars off the ground.

  2. admin says:


    I love that according to the article, we were all supposed to have this by 1967.

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