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The 1932 Graham Blue Streak was an innovative marvel


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America’s automotive history is rich with the exploits of Erwin George Baker, an early-20th-century swashbuckler who set scores of speed and distance records with machines as diverse as Indian motorcycles; cars from Stutz, Cadillac, and Wills Sainte Claire; and even a Buick truck. The most memorable drive by the man known as “Cannonball” Baker was his 1933 cross-country dash in a Graham Blue Streak Eight, completed in an astonishing 531⁄2 hours. The record stood for nearly four decades.


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