Video: Miss Thriftway U-60 Unlimited Hydro Live Fire-up 09/11/2015 - John Sage :: FinchHaven Digital Photography

Video: Miss Thriftway U-60 Unlimited Hydro Live Fire-up 09/11/2015

The Miss Thriftway U-60 Unlimited Hydro live fire-up at the Vashon Island Thriftway 09/11/2015. The Miss Thriftway of Washington State is an exact scale replica of the original Miss Thriftway, built in 1954-55 and destroyed in 1957 at the Governor's Cup race in Madison, Indiana.

Built by a group of Vashon Island hydro fans in 2003-2007, the new Miss Thriftway was put on display for one afternoon to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Vashon Island Thriftway store.

The Allison V-12 engine was fired-up once every hour; here's the 2:00 pm fire-up.

NOTE: the Allison V-12 was 1.710 cubic inches, not the 3-blah-blah-blah stated in the title. Don't know where that number came from although it's twice the real displacement... ;)

Ref: the Allison V-1710 at Wikipedia  

Video copyright (c) 2015 John Sage/FinchHaven

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