There is no known documentation that the car ever flew Credit: Red Baron Antiques
The buyer also won the 1921 patent on the design and correspondence demonstrating Skroback's attempt to sell his vehicle Credit: Red Baron Antiques
Frank Skroback's craft had six fixed 7' wide wings to lift the 21' long tubular steel fuselage, and spruce wind panels all wrapped in linen Credit: Red Baron Antiques
Putting aside jet packs, the other science fiction dream to perpetually elude us is the flying car. Gizmag is littered with stories on flying car inventions and yet my Toyota Camry is mournfully clipped, fused to the road while my dreams of zooming to work in the 21st century remain unrealized. But this is not a story about a new-fangled invention, this is a story about the pioneering forerunner to these zippy young upstarts; the ancient grandfather of flying automobiles, Frank Skroback's Flying Car, which recently went to auction in Atlanta, Georgia.
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