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Old 01-27-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
Fordors
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Default '35 Roadster joins the Mile High Club

Well not quite, at least as we know the Mile High Club today. Sunoco wanted to promote their new Blue Sunoco gasoline so they had a '35 Ford roadster suspended from a Burnelli airplane and the result was good advertising for both Sunoco and Burnelli. Race driver Zeke Meyer took his first plane flight which was intended to go to 10,000 ft. but they only went up about a mile when Zeke went through a hatch in the bottom of the plane cabin to the car in zero degree temperature, being buffeted by 130 MPH winds. The car did start successfully, but it was reported that it did catch fire before landing.
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