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cree le 28 janvier 2010 et derniere mise a jour le 28 janvier 2010

marque

McDONOUGH

modèle

BUCKBOARD

finitions

Buckboard

année

1 9 6 0

quantité/prix

exemplaires / $?

carrosserie

ouverte à 2 places

moteur/boite

Briggs & Stratton

<<MICROCAR MUSEUM>> de MADISON (Georgie - 2009)

 

CE QU'EN DIT LE MUSEE
  • This is an example of the classic buckboard style of cyclecar that has been an American tradition since the earliest days.
  • Designed as a kit to be built at home, such vehicles could be bought through various mail-order catalogs or small ads in do-it-yourself magazines such as Popular Mechanics or Popular Science.
  • Young boys growing up on farms in the Midwest were a strong market for these homebuilts, and the wide open spaces with minimal traffic particularly suited these vehicles.
  • The most well-known make was the Briggs & Stratton Flyer. In 1918, B & S bought the rights to the Motor Wheel from the A.O. Smith Co., builders of the Smith Flyer - another buckboard.
    The Motor Wheel was a self-contained powered fifth wheel that was attached to a vehicle, either a bicycle or four-wheeler. It was raised and lowered into contact with the road. Hundreds of examples were sold, at a price of $200 each.
  • In 1924 B & S sold the rights to the Automotive Electric Service Co. who continued to market the vehicle as the Auto Red Bug. They were available in the five-wheel gasoline version as well as a four-wheel electric version powered by a Dodge starter motor. They continued to be popular and were even exported to Europe where they were used as beachfront transport in fashionable resorts such as Deauville and LeTouquet.
  • This particular vehicle was sold through Sears, J.C. Whitney, and other mail-order catalogs as a kit.
  • Manufacturer: McDonough Power Equipment, U.S.A

PHOTOS du McDONOUGH BUCKBOARD 1960
 

 

 
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