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Old 11-04-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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Article appeared in our Modesto Bee about a 1961 fiberglas trailer designed by Chuck Pelly, designer of Chaparral and Scarab race cars. The article was written by Bettijane Levine for the Los Angeles Times. Those with better computer skills may be able to find it online.

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Old 11-04-2006, 05:14 PM   #2
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Is it related to the Geographic?

Because of your questions, I went through one of the articles and found the following amazing story and familiar names. It is a small world! You may like to read this original article, possibly from January 1961 for the showing of the Geographic in February of 1961:

"David H. Holmes, an Air Force war time veteran who still continually pilotes his DC3 aircraft in business as the very active head of Harry & David, Fruit-of-the-Month Club, Bear Creek Orchards, and [b]Holiday House trailers, explains that last year he was intrigued by the beautiful, aero-dynamic lines of a "dream trailer" drawn by young designer [b]Charles Pelly. Pelly, winner of awards from both Ford and General Motors for outstanding automotive design, is now in the Army. The unique "Model X" is fully protected by patent pending. Holmes retained Lawrence McCane of the Industrial Design Affiliates, Beverly Hills, California, who has achieved national prominence for his brilliant work in industrial design, and who had been one key to Holemes' development of the aluminum - plywood line of Holiday House trailers. To help Holmes bring the new exciting fiberglassed trailer to realization, McCane enlisted Robert B. Brophy, one of the nations few experts in missile and satellite fiberglass, to engineer and produce molds for this assembly-line fiberglassed honycomb prototype model which, as McCane describes it, is "ten years ahead of the trailer industy in concept, design and construction principles."

There is more information in the article about features, accuracy, etc.

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Old 11-04-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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Yep... if this is the right article, it's the LA Times article about Bardy's Geographic:

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Old 11-05-2006, 04:48 AM   #4
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That's the article I saw. Sorry, I missed the previous stuff on this trailer. Kind of a rare bird!
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