When I was a youngster I remember a children’s book called something like the great balloon race. I don’t remember the exact plot of the story (it should be self evident from it’s title) but the flying contraptions were just fascinating to me. All sorts of balloons with weird cars under them. Very inspirational to a seven year old. So, with this hot air balloon I could recapture the dreams of my youth! Or I could putter around a park at 12 MPH. Still, this would be darn fun. Plus, it looks like a prop from the movie, ‘The Great Race‘. How cool is that?