Powered by a 1949 Pontiac flathead six-cylinder, hot rodder Eddie Miller's Streamliner gained early success, reaching speeds of 235 km/h at Bonneville in 1950 and 251 km/h in 1952. But the Streamliner gained further notoriety by appearing on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in August of 1950.
Though it took first-place in this year's Lakesters and Bonneville Racers category, the '50 Eddie Miller Streamliner's ground-hugging stance wouldn't allow its owner, Don Ferguson of Rolling Hills Estates, California, to drive it up the winners' ramp in front of the Pebble Beach course clubhouse.
A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years