A scene from Oct. 6, 1957, showing a Studebaker coupe being loaded onto an airplane, which appears to be headed for South America. The location is the Pinellas Airport in the St. Petersburg, Fla. area. This is back in the time when they used to load smaller cargo airplanes through the side.
Today it is quite different, not long ago when we helped a friend air freight a racing car and tools so we could go to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car was loaded onto an aluminum pallet, strapped down and then it was loaded into the bottom of a 747 passenger jet as cargo. The Old Motor photo.