Snapped at Bonneville in 1952 is the unfinished streamliner of Tommy Thompson out of Golden, Colorado, the home of Adolf Coors Brewery.
A year later Tom, a Coors employee, was back with the car painted in it's signature color "Goldenrod Yellow" that kinda matched the beer can's color. Powered by a 1949 Olds V8 displacing 270" and running in Class C Streamliner, the car turned a slow 142.40 mph for third in class. Bill Summers told us years later that he and his brother had asked Tom if they could use the Goldenrod name for a new car they were building. He said yes.
©AHRF/Gear Grinders Car Club Collection (GGC_250)