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History So-Cal Streamliner: The First SCTA Bonneville "Celebrity" Car

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    So-Cal Streamliner: The First SCTA Bonneville "Celebrity" Car

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  2. This was before "The Red Hat' Club,, milestones then were 100 mph, yet we see a 200+ mph record at only the second SpeedWeek,,,
    But look at what happened this year,,, Blue has become the new Red,,,, I believe we have reached a new milestone to gauge the future of land speed. 400 is now 'doable' for racers that are not Country and Corporate sponsored.
     
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  3. denis4x4
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    Dean Batchelor wrote the definitive book on our hobby, THE AMERICAN HOT ROD. Dean was also the long time editor of ROAD & TRACK magazine. A genuine car guy, Dean ended his career as the historian/librarian for the Harrarh's collection. Used to see him a couple times a month at the R&T offices in Newport Beach and he was always very reluctant to talk about the early days at Bonneville and at So-Cal with Alex.
     
  4. Talk with Stan Back about Dean Batchelor,,,, just saying
     
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  5. Jive-Bomber, you posted that the So-Cal liner was the first to break 200 mph at the 1950 Bonneville Nationals.
    I was always under the impression that the Kenz & Leslie 777 liner was the first to reach 200.
    Admittedly So-Cal ran the fastest time of the meet, but I believe K&L was first.

    Mick
     
  6. Jive-Bomber
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    I should have said the first "Single Engine" liner...
     
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