Gilmore-Grand Canyon Economy Run - 1941

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Gilmore-Grand Canyon Economy Run - 1941

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Item No: arcr00173
Title: Gilmore-Grand Canyon Economy Run - 1941
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Automobile Reference Collection
Notes:

Mercury Eight gets the starting flag in recent 595-mile Gilmore Economy Run from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon.  Equipped only with standard transmission and drive gear ratio, the Mercury established a remarkable stock car economy figure of 23.35 miles per gallon which bettered the marks of 15 of the 22 other finishing cars, a majority of which carried overdrives. Mercury consumed no oil. 1941