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Covercraft Exhibits Air Radial Powered Truck

September 22, 2017 - Press Release

Image of P.A.R.T. courtesy of Colorado Auto Parts.
Image of P.A.R.T. courtesy of Colorado Auto Parts.

Not all hybrids are fuel-efficient. One, in fact, is designed to burn gas - AV Gas. Introducing P.A.R.T. - the world’s only Plymouth Air Radial Truck. It’s a plane.  It’s a truck.  It’s a mash-up of a 1939 Plymouth Pick-up and a 757 seven-cylinder radial engine from a 1950’s Cessna airplane. And it runs. 

“Why be normal?” said Gary Corns, owner of Colorado Auto & Parts and the builder/mad scientist behind this one of kind vehicle.  “A former CEO of Cessna saw it and liked it so much he brought me parts and signed the console.  A VP at Lockheed Martin asked me to explain how we put it together.  We must be doing something right when a rocket scientist is asking us how it works.".

When the smoke clears and your eyesight returns, it’s truly a thing of beauty. Pockmarked raw steel is dotted with rivets, and the Cessna engine’s finned cylinders rise from the bare-metal engine bay like a ghost in the fog.  If a machine could have emotion, this is as close at it comes.  It has literally every component of an airplane to boot, including a functioning pitot tube to measure fluid flow velocity.

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