If you are familiar with Bonneville racing, you likely know the name Bob Kehoe. In the late 1960s he teamed with Bruce Geisler to build a ’53 Studebaker coupe known as the Hanky Panky Special. Over the years the car set a number of records and got both Bob and Bruce into the 200 MPH Club. When they teamed with Gale Banks and powered the Stude with a Banks-built twin-turbo small-block Chevy, it went 217 mph on the salt, earning the distinction as the world’s fastest gas-burning doorslammer.
That is, until Kehoe got involved with an even faster car, a 1968 Corvette called the Sundowner. Working with Duane McKinney, and with Banks power aboard again (this time a twin-turbo big-block), the Sundowner Corvette eventually ran nearly 241 mph at Bonneville in 1982, stealing the fastest doorslammer crown from Hanky Panky. Read the full story here