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Old 16-09-2017, 03:43 PM
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Default vehicles seen at car shows 2

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1921 red bug

steam roller

1917 triumph WWI red cross motor cycle


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Old 16-09-2017, 04:13 PM
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That 1921 red bug is amazing, never seen anything like that before, do you know more about it?

It's nice to see what you have over where you are.
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unfortunately the guy didn't know anything about it except the age and name.

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Old 16-09-2017, 07:26 PM
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Timbo found a bit about it.

An Auto Red Bug was the dream for every motor-minded boy and girl in the period between the early thirties. The lead image gives you a rare view of a Briggs and Stratton “Flyer” after the Company bought the design and patents in 1920 from A.O. Smith.

The machine, although its entire weight is but 135-pounds is capable of running at 20 to 25 m.p.h. and can go 80-90 miles on one gallon of gasoline. The controls consist of a small thumb lever attached to the steering wheels for the throttle. The clutch and brake pedals are the same as a regular automobile. The wire wheels are fitted with 20-inch clincher tires and the wheelbase is 70-inches and the tread 30-inches. The one h.p. “Motor Wheel” is held off of the ground by the clutch pedal and is crank started by a handle on the drive wheel.








The power unit could also be used on a bike, just the thing for me to go to work on

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