May 30 UPDATE: UPDATE: Thank you Micah Oh Two from Victoria for the new pic of an ‘02 with one of these ‘swamp coolers’! Check out the additional pic below! ;)
Ocean Beach, New London, CT, kicked off the Monday Cruise Night season last week. I couldn't make it last week, but I did attend this week's show. Attendance at this point in the season is often sparse, but I did spot this little unique gem! A Rambler American Super built in Kenosha, Wisconsin! But check out this little window item!!! The 'Sea Breeze Car Cooler'! This is the first time I have seen anything like this1 Does anyone have the info on this? I should have stopped and chatted up the owner, but I didn't see him with the car. Mea culpa. If I see this car again, I will be sure to talk to the owner!
UPDATE from My friend Corey Dalba in Mississippi: Corey Dalba: "During cruising the coast. An 8 day 24hr car show that take place here annually. Roughly 30k cars show up. I see these all over the place during that time. I asked a guy with one mounted to a studebaker pickup truck how it works. Evidently theres a space for ice... And of course as air is trapped by the mouth it pressurizes the "ice chamber" and blows a nice stream of cold air."
Thank you, Corey! I love it! ;)
Note the 'air conditioner" unit in the passenger side window!
Learn Something New Every Day Department! ;)
Update from Micah Oh Two in Victoria:
Leave it to the Aussies! ;) It is known as a 'swamp cooler', or in Australia-speak: a 'swampee', or so I am told! I love it!
Stay tuned to learn more about this!