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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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The YAKpic Travelogue continues today with this late 1960s-early 1970s Dodge Travo motorhome, which I photographed in Burlington, Vermont during the Corbran Honeymoon Tour of June 1988 (yes, for those of you keeping track this year marks our 25th anniversary). If you haven’t guessed, the Travco was parked outside of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream plant/headquarters building, which was just one of the many stops we made during that whirlwind week — all the while (well, not all the while) thinking about the plugged toilet waiting for us when we returned home. That’s another story for another time. The Travco was built on a Dodge chassis, with a fiberglass body that was molded in two halves, designed by Ray Frank, who started Travco before partnering with Dodge. They were built from 1965 until sometime in the 1980s. Someone actually drove one of these in the first Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in 1971.

stock paint job

Here’s one with a stock paint job — photo from yahoo.com/group/travco/ 

 

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know