Face it, people. Flying cars are science fiction, and no matter how badly you want to be Marty McFly the closest thing you're ever gonna get to a flying car is a tiny airplane. But hey, the basic tenants of logic don't stop people from chasing the dream, and who are we to judge?

Vernon Porter and Clarence Kissell are hard at work on their own flying automobile in their backyard shop in Texas . Seeing that these enterprising engineers are 72 and 70 respectively, they've got more motivation than the average dreamer to get their car off the ground before they're six feet beneath it. Will it take to the skies? Well, not to be a cynic, but I'd be very surprised. But don't let that stop you, Vern and Clarence! Prove my cold, jaded heart wrong!

Dallas News [via Gadget Lab]