Monday, September 2, 2013

The Flying Scott on Route 66

Robert McCulloch, founder of McCulloch Corporation had a love for boat racing, and by the time he graduated from Stanford University in 1932, he had won 2 national championship trophies for outboard hydroplane racing. Being a racer at heart, when McCulloch purchased Atwatter-Scott in 1958 he focused on developing the 60 and 75 H.P. Flying Scott outboard motors.

McCulloch built a skunk works testing facility at "Site 6" on Lake Havasu, AZ (where he also ended up building an entire city). For a glimpse into the facility in 1962, check out the clips from episode of the TV show Route 66 titled "Go Read the River" (Season 2, Episode 23) filmed on location in 1962.

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