The legendary “Planemobile”

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The post-war brainchild of Daniel Zuck and partner Stanley Whitaker, the Planemobile was what Zuck envisioned as part of a future world with “an airplane in every garage”. This would lead to less congestion on the road and shorter commute times. There was an additional benefit: Given that this was the Cold War era, Zuck foresaw his Planemobile’s mobility as a means to disperse the population thus making it less likely they would be vaporized in a nuclear attack. That, is one of the most unique sales pitches in both aviation and automobile advertising history.

The really great news is that this historic aircraft is now restored and on display at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA. I have visited that fine museum a few times and if you have not gone, go.

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