Everyone on this planet has a dream. In 1999, two Canadian engineers, Phillip Weicker and Ducan Forster, took a 1969 Cadillac DeVille and built it into world’s fastest hot tub. Some said it couldn’t be done.
It all started back in 1996 when the two were attending McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. Presumably after drinking a lot of Molson beer, the two engineering students decided to take an abandoned car left on campus (a 1982 Chevrolet Malibu) and turn it into a hot tub – a fully operational, fully drivable hot tub.
Fast-forward several years and both Weicker and Forster have graduated and are both working as professional engineers. As what sometimes occurs to those born with insatiable creative urges, the desire to make it “bigger” reared its head.
The first thing they did was purchase a massive 1969 Cadillac DeVille and completely gutted it. The interior was removed and an elaborate custom fiberglass tub was installed. To drive the vehicle, marine-style steering wheel, gauges, and throttle controls were fitted. The factory-installed 427-cubic inch V8 was rebuilt and serves two important purposes: propelling the DeVille forward and heating the pool water to a balmy 102 degrees.
Since the completion of the Carpool DeVille, both engineers have become minor on-line celebrities and emblematic of what can occur when you think creatively. Those who said that “a fast hot tub was just a dream and could never be created” were proved wrong – very wrong.
Boy, was this a fun story to write.
Source: McLoughlin Fiat – Used Vehicles
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