John Roy Hunt was an American motion picture cameraman and cinematographer. His career began around the time of World War I and continued until the 1950s working as director of cinematography on numerous films such as Beau Geste, A Kiss for Cinderella and Flying Down to Rio.
But he will be remembered more in the annals of automotive history for what he did behind the wheels rather than what he did behind the camera. Hunt who had earlier raced sports and street cars had a passion for making innovative campers.
This Hunt Motor Home was one of them. Inspired by the Scarab van, Hunt brought one Ford 1937 rolling truck chassis and asked a coachbuilder to fabricate a fuselage type from 16 gauge steel. He fitted the car with a shower and a bed. Some consider this to be the first camper.
Not satisfied with his creation he went on to make one more in 1941. This time he used an aluminum body and 2-cylinder steam-powered engine. By 1945 he made 50 of them and supplied to several customers.
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|Dimension (in inches)||8.5 x 4 x 4|