Cousin to the Hughes Racer?

Have you ever seen a Harlow PJC-2? If you have, count yourself lucky.

The low-wing single-engine design came about in 1940 as a class project. PJC stands for Pasadena Junior College in Southern California. The numeral two identifies the aircraft as the second design instructor Max Harlow had his students build.

The airplane bears a slight resemblance to the Hughes H-1 Racer through the cowl because Harlow also worked on the Hughes design.

The PJC-2 was destined for mass production, but when World War II broke out, aircraft production shifted to the military realm so only a handful were built. This Harlow, which was on display at AirVenture, is owned by Matt Malkin of Seattle.

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