What would a car show be without a flying car? Frankly, we don't want to know, which is why we're glad the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, taking place Sunday, August 3, is playing host to the Taylor Aerocar. Built in 1956, this is perhaps the most successful flying car of all time. That's right, despite our fascination with flying cars, the best one was probably built more than 50 years ago. If you're on hand at the Meadow Brook event on August 3rd you can see one up close.
But why is it so awesome? First, because it looks like a Fiat attached to the back of Cessna, yet still manages a cruising speed of 135 mph and a driving speed of 60 mph. Second, it's the only car to be approved both for flying and highway driving. Third, it's still flying today. Fourth, it's the inspiration for a future Aerocar that will probably never be produced.