Photo of the Day
August 2, 2015
Marvin Lee's pretty yellow City of Pasadena Class B Streamliner graced the salt at the First Annual Bonneville Speed Trials held in 1949. The Chevy 6 powerplant sitting behind the driver sported Wayne hop up goodies and propelled the carto a qualifing speed of 151.00 mph. At the end of the meet they left empty handed as Jim Lindsleys car powered by one of those Ford flatheads took home the record at a measely 117.915 mph. In the background with a tow bar in place is the number 78 Class B Roadster of Bob Anderson. He ran 107.78 mph. For the 1950 event Marvin rebodied the chassis into a real streamliner, dumped in a 274" GMC and ran in Class C. The car qualified at a quick 195.652 mph. On another run driver Puffy Puffer proceded to take off around 212 mph and land the hard way destroying the car. The December '50 issue of Speed Age Magazine shows nine pictures of the car's flight.
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