AUTOS: Economy Run

Before dawn one day last week, a caravan of 26 cars left Los Angeles for Sun Valley in the annual "Mobilgas Economy Run," a three-day test to determine the most economical and efficient U.S. autos on the road. Not entered in the 1,415-mile run, designed to put the cars through every weather test a motorist is likely to encounter: Buick, Cadillac, Crosley, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Willys. Some Nash dealers entered cars, but withdrew them at the request of the company. It contends that light cars have no prospect of winning the...

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