Scottish Engineer Builds Auto That Speeds Over Lake at 7 m.p.h. Clip (Aug, 1931)
Scottish Engineer Builds Auto That Speeds Over Lake at 7 m.p.h. Clip
A COMBINATION motor boat and automobile, capable of a speed of 40 miles per hour on land and 7 miles per hour in the water, has been invented by a well known Scottish engineer after a long period of experimentation to produce a practical and serviceable vehicle. Powered by a 9 h.p. unit, the “Hydrocar,” as the inventor calls his brain child, takes easily to the water on any bank with a smooth slope, the wheel gears being disengaged and the power transmitted to the propeller when the machine begins to float. Steering is done by the wheels, which are disk type to form an effective rudder. The body is boat-shaped, as shown in photos at right.