Business: Victory for the Heavies

The bigger and heavier cars took honors last week in the 1958 Mobilgas Economy Run. For the second straight year, Chrysler dominated the field, winning top honors in three of the four classes v. last year's clean sweep.

After a four-day, 1,883-mile trip from Los Angeles to Galveston, Texas, the trophy for the best mileage among 29 cars went to Chrysler's Imperial Crown, driven by Mel Alsbury Jr., 28, a three-time winner. The average of his Imperial, which also won in the high-price class: 62.7188 ton miles per gallon (computed by multiplying the car's weight by the number of miles per gallon).


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