Silver Streak - Road-Tripping Pioneers


Blame it on the sun.

For eight summers, as many as six female passengers – along with their luggage, camping gear and supplies – shoe-horned themselves into a 1926 Ford Model T Touring car that had a fast-sounding nickname (“The Silver Streak”) but a top speed of only 45 mph. The women traveled 71,500 miles between 1934-42 without the benefit of air conditioning, radio, cruise control or elbow room, and they did it at a time when “unaccompanied” travel by a group of co-eds was extremely rare.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/07/13/adventurous-gypsy-co-eds