From the bloggers at Mac’s Motor City Garage:
GM’s excursion into the recreation vehicle market in the 1970s may not have been a money maker for the automaker, but it produced some impressive and memorable machines. Here’s a brief look at the GMC motorhome experiment.
In 1970, General Motors planners saw opportunity in the growing recreation vehicle market, and began to lay plans for a factory-built motorhome that was formally introduced to the public in January 1973.
Seldom have the full engineering and manufacturing resources of a global automaker been applied to a consumer motorhome, and the resulting vehicle made an impressive statement, even if it wasn’t a commercial success.
To learn more about the history of the classic GMC Motorhome, check out the story at Mac’s Motor City Garage.