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A Rapid Roamer.

This is a Rochester-Duesenberg powered Roamer which was high quality assembled car. The Roamer cars were styled very similar to the Rolls Royce and are a very striking auto-mobile. In 1921 the 105 MPH for a stock based car that they set was really flying. Also see this earlier post for more four cylinder Duesenberg information.

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Drawing a crowd

What a sight it must have been, when the American entry in the New York to Paris race in 1908 rolled through Kearney, Nebraska. This is the 1907 model 35 Thomas Flyer, with a 571 cubic inch engine rated at 70hp, that survives to the present.

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The Fitch-Whitmore Le Mans Special

John Fitch is quite an incredible man who has done many things well during his life and career.  Along the way he has been a WWII pilot, a professional racing driver with many important victories around the world, car constructor and a crusader for safety on racetracks and highways. The Fitch-Whitmore was constructed in Fitch’s…

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The Smith Motor Wheel

This photo gives you a good view of the construction of the Smith Motor wheel mounted on a bicycle. This gent looks as if he liked to accessorize his bike as we also see; a light, car horn, flag, tool pouch and a rack behind it with what appears to be a spring loaded seat…

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A Boy Scouts Dream

Tim Martin showed us the electric version of the Auto Red Bug yesterday, so we thought you would enjoy seeing the gasoline version today. “The Auto Wheel” as it is first known was produced as the Wall Motor Wheel. A.O. Smith then bought the rights to manufacture them and sold them for both bicycles and…

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