My first EV, The Elect-Reck at Ga-Tech - 1970

Bob Bruninga, WB4APR

This article by Gretchen Larson, the wife of Dr. Ron Larson, our mentor, appears in the 1970 Ga Tech Alumni magazine and is reproduced here for convenience.

Unfortunately, although I started the project with an old WWII airplane starter motor and the chassis from a Volkswagon as shown below, it was 1970 and I was in ROTC so the week of graduation, I had to report immediately for duty in California and did not get to actually drive the finished car until a brief visit later in the fall at Homecoming. I still remember driving it around the parking lot of the EE building with nothing but a bunch of old batteries as shown and a heavy duty contactor from an old manually driven elevator.


I finally got back to EV's with the purchase of a City Car in 1980 shown below. after completion of my Navy career.

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Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
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