Wednesday, July 15, 2015

the 1971 Star Streak motor homes and 1976 Star Streak II, built on a Caddy Chassis with an Olds Tornado 455 engine. The small variations aren't easy to pick out





Please note the aluminum colored trim piece at the top of the side in the above images does not appear on the RV at the below images... or the 5 circles on the beltline next to the side door, and full length sidewindows on one, and the other has windows with about a foot of exterior paneling between the back corner of the rv and the back edge of the side window 

The above one is in the Motorhome Recreational Vehicle and Motor Home Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana





Found on https://www.facebook.com/HCCCmagazine  I posted this years ago in a gallery of unusual things, but it seems to deserve a place of it's own.



This one is in the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento permanent collection. It has been for at least 5-6 years. It is a hand built, one of a kind RV built by an Air Force officer with several engineering degrees.

It is based on a 1971 Olds Toronado chassis and has OEM trim from Cadillac. The panels, glass and such was all hand fabricated. The drivers location feels very much like an aircraft cockpit. It was designed to fit in the mans garage and after he and his wife put over 100,000 miles on it touring the U.S.

Thanks to Lou, who is a docent at the Cal Auto Museum in Sacramento, and told me that info!







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  1. What a small world, I'm a docent at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California and that motorhome is in our permanent collection. It has been for at least 5-6 years. It is a hand built, one of a kind RV built by an Air Force officer with several engineering degrees. It is based on a 1971 Olds Toronado chassis and has OEM trim from Cadillac. The panels, glass and such was all hand fabricated. The drivers location feels very much like an aircraft cockpit. It was designed to fit in the mans garage and after he and his wife put over 100,000 miles on it touring the U.S. it was donated to our museum.

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    1. thanks for the info Lou! I had wondered where it was, only the top photo (I just added another I've been waiting to add to it for months) was on the internet floating around, and I never heard where it was

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    2. 👏🏻

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  2. This is one of the coolest RV's ever. I would live in it. :)

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  3. Interior shots, please!

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    1. Sorry, I don't do requests. Also, I never found any, but now that you know where these rvs are, you can look around on the internet for interior photos, or go visit them!

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  4. I SAW this vehicle when I was stationed in Mississippi at Keesler AFB (around 1997 I think) I took a couple of photos on slide film and always wondered what kind of vehicle it was. Now I know!

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  5. Would like to see the cockpit and view from it.

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  6. 😲 wow!! Beautiful RV

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  7. I knew the gentleman that owned it; I grew up in Cape Coral when I was a kid and he was my neighbor...I remember seeing him driving it!!!

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  8. That is the most desirable motor vehicle I have ever seen .

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  9. 1974, Allee Hall. 30454 Ground Radio Repair.

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