Sigurd Olson Sig Haugdahl

1891-1970

 

Sig Haugdahl of Albert Lea, Minnesota ran a world record pace of 180 m.p.h. in the Wisconsin Special on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida in 1922 thus breaking the previous world record by 24 m.p.h.  The car was 16 feet long, 30 inches wide, with direct drive, and was powered by an 836 cu. in., 250 h.p. Wisconsin all-aluminum 6-cylinder aero-engine.  Haugdahl's run was not recognized as a world record however, as Haugdahl was not a member of the American Automobile Association at the time of his run - Al Powell collection