To Hoons of a certain age, an Aurora will always be associated with an offering by the now orphaned Oldsmobile Motor Company. For Hoons of another age, Aurora will always be associated with 1/64 scale slot cars racing at speed around the garage floor. For others it will always be associated with a 1964 Show Car Longroof by the Blue Oval. But to a small number of Hoons, an Aurora will always be associated with the creation seen above that was designed and built by a Roman Catholic Priest. Yes, my fellow Hoons, you read that correctly, a Roman Catholic Priest.
Now this olelongrooffan would suspect that pretnear every Hoon worth his, or her, Hooniworthiness knows that Jay Lamm is one of the head honchos over at the LeMons Racing Series. Well did my fellow Hoons also know that Jay’s father, Michael Lamm is also one of the original Hoons? Yeah, back in the day, he was on the staff of a magazine titled Special Interest Autos.
Every Sunday, Daniel Strohl over at Hemmings provides a link to a cool article Micheal had written for that rag back in the day. Last week Daniel highlighted an article about the above referenced Aurora. It was reportedly the safest car in the world and it debuted in 1954.
For the complete article follow this link and then the link in Daniel’s post. It’s worth a look see if not just for what America was capable of following World War II.
Image Courtesy Hemmings Blog.