So, I’ve met George Jetson. I am also acquainted with: his boy Elroy, midriff-bearing daughter Judy, and Jane, his wife. And while the tribulations of their future lives seem remarkably indistinguishable from those of our current era – over-worked, over stressed, still no cure for baldness – the one thing that makes me pine for their future projected lives is the fact that they get flying cars. Perhaps it’s all the sitting in traffic that does it. Or, maybe it’s the prospect of cruising over the Playboy Mansion on the way home that holds the appeal. Whatever it is, I want a car that does double duty as a flying machine. And it better look cool too.
Now, I remember reading a test in Cycle magazine of what was then called a dual-purpose bike. It was a Honda,all knobby tires and lots of suspension travel mated with lights and turn signals and everything else the Gubnint says you got to have to roll on the road. While the bike was intended to serve two masters, that of the off-road gods and those who ruled the macadam, what I remember distinctly is that Cycle averred the compromises necessary to allow such dual piety made the bike sadly incompetent at either.
That of course would’t be the case with a flying car because, well, FLYING CAR! I mean how cool would that be? Obviously cool enough that over the past 60 years or so a number of inventors have tried to come up with that elusive mix of road-worthiness and coffee, tea or me-ness. What I want to know from you is which one of those flying cars do you think is the most awesome?
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