Hi Folks -- I was reading Tom Bonsall's fine book, Disaster in Dearborn last evening, a book about the Edsel. Bonsall has a paragraph about other cars that failed in the marketplace after 1940, the most publicized of which was the Tucker. I followed up on his list with some images of a few of these cars, including a three wheeler, a flying car, and a small shopper -- sort of like a jazzed-up golf cart (see previous entry). Anyone know more about these cars? I had a student write on the history of the Aerocar a year ago or so, but the other two?
The Aerocar (often called the Taylor Aerocar) was designed and built by Moulton Taylor in in 1949. It is the most successful and probably the most famous "flying car" design to date. Although six examples were built, the Aerocar never entered production.