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Andy's Impossible Feat


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In the 1962 Bonneville Record Runs,Andy Granatelli ran the "2-way standing start 10 mile runs" in complete darkness at an average speed of 151.66 mph,thus covering a mile in 20 seconds in pitch darkness with only the car's stock headlights for illumination.Andy said the feat would have been impossible without ?????????????????????

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good thought but that wasn't what he claimed.

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another good guess,but not what he felicitously claimed.

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yet another good guess,but that's not the reason he gave,specifically to management at the Studebaker Corporation.

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Correct,Ed!-in a letter dated August 18,1962,from Paxton Products to Studebaker President Sherwood Egbert,Andy Granatelli writes " Can you imagine what it is like covering a mile in 20 seconds in pitch darkness with only the car's headlights? Thanks to Avanti's aircraft instrument lighting,it would have otherwise been impossible."

 

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