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Early Flying Car Soars Above Rome (1947)

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IN 1947, a flying car –a propellor-driven automobile that flies– took its first test in Rome, Italy. While cruising down the road, the vehicle’s wings stay folded and when its ready to soar, the “driver/pilot” stops and unfolds them. This newsreel by British Pathé, titled “The Flying Car”, shows this two-passenger hybrid vehicle in action, both on land and in the sky.

The Flying Car

On land…

and in the air.

and in the air.


Dude, where’s my flaying car..?



  • Nicole King

    Peninsula is the substantive. Peninsular is the adjective. Decide which you want, and use the appropriate word. You only have a one-in-two chance of getting it wrong. Shame you failed.