Novelty At A Rest Area

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BK's Comment
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Saw this unique vehicle yesterday. Cadillac chassis and power train custom built to be a replica of the first American vehicle to race LeMans In Europe. Very friendly Brit named Derrick Drinkwater had this shipped over and he and his wife were on a cross country USA tour.




The Railsplitter's Comment
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Nice... the power unit is reminiscent of early Bonneville salt flats racers, lol. But hey, it's a convertible! dancing-banana.gif

Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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The front of that thing in the second picture, first thing I thought of was the old Landspeeder from Star Wars. lol

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Dad had an old friend in Arizona 1i early 90's,the guy was in his 70s. His daughter, had broken the land speed record @ Bonneville, in the 1970's in an electric dragster. Looked just like the top fuelers, but on smaller scale.

It had 2 GE electric motors. Sadly she died at like age 24-25 dunno from what. Dad saved her car in his garage. I seen it when he was restoring it. GE sent him 2 brand new motors too. He put it in the Riverside Casino's Car Museum along with the stat board of the event from the day.

I thought it was cool.....If memory serves me her speed then was in the high 120 mph range, near 130. I guess that was a big deal back in the '70s, being it was electric

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