Cars

Hot Tub Cadillac Machine

A group of guys just spent the past few years building a hot tub out of a 1969 Cadillac DeVille with the explicit goal of setting a record for "World’s Fastest Hot Tub." The car is just about ready, but they need your help covering the expenses of getting the car to the Bonneville Salt Flats so they can attempt to set the record.

This isn’t their first attempt: back in the mid-1990s as engineering students at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, they converted an abandoned Chevy Malibu into a rolling, splashing party machine. By their own admission, it was poorly built (“undergraduate plumbing”), but it was nevertheless a thing of legend.

Now older, wiser, and evidently more comfortable being naked around each other, they’ve built a better one.

They basically did their own frame-off restoration on the Cadillac, then made a mold so they could form a fiberglass tub. It’s essentially the same construction as any other hot tub, just in a car.

The only question that remains is: will it set the record time at Bonneville? Let’s just chalk it up to a win if they don’t get sucked back into 1986.


Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He really hopes these guys make it to Bonneville, and thinks someone needs to make a documentary about the trip.