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Author Topic: Setting RV Land Speed Records in the 1960's  (Read 1283 times)

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Setting RV Land Speed Records in the 1960's
« on: May 26, 2017, 06:40 AM »


The TRAVOY, the first Oldsmobile Toronado 455 CID V8 rated at 375 HP powertrain used to power a RV that set land speed records in the 1960's.  It apparently was the inspiration for the GMC coach in the 70's.

That Time the Designer of the Tucker 48 Set a Land Speed Record in a Motorhome

Offline kenwautoone

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Re: Setting RV Land Speed Records in the 1960's
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 11:04 AM »
How fast did it go?

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: Setting RV Land Speed Records in the 1960's
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 02:40 PM »
The article I provided the link to says a blazing 97.613 on May 16, 1970 at El Mirage.  NOt bad for a Class A RV of that era.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Setting RV Land Speed Records in the 1960's
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 05:15 PM »
It did not say if it  was totally stock or not.

Can you imagine the cleanup if that thing had crashed?! They would be out there for a week with shovels and brooms. D:oH! :)rotflmao

Offline cook elandan

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Re: Setting RV Land Speed Records in the 1960's
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 08:43 PM »
They said that it was stock but they removed the mufflers


 

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