Item No: arcr00182
Title: Gilmore-Yosemite Economy Run, Oldsmobile Six - 1936
Automobile Reference Collection
Oldsmobile takes Economy Honors in Yosemite Run – 1936
The Econo-Master engine of the low-priced Oldsmobile Six lived up to its name in the recent Gilmore-Yosemite Economy contest. AA observers credited the Oldsmobile with 21.39 miles per gallon in the grueling 315-mile run, the best average made by any car in its field. Above, the winning Oldsmobile is shown following the winding mountain road 40 miles from its goal. Due to icy roads and adverse weather conditions, only 16 of the 29 contesting cars finished within the time limit.