The good old days before they had front wheel brakes, safety belts and emissions tests.
Drive it like you stole it!
Wait a minute, maybe......
Looks like an International Harvester
Good thing they have a spare, in case they get a, um, flat?
: ^ )
Interesting point about the spare wheel. Did those old high wheelers often break a wheel?
The reason they carry a spare if you get a flat those tires are so damn hard to inflate out on the road.
A friend of mine owns one of them and took me for a ride in it. Let's just say that it wasn't real fast.
Any time I take my TT out, I will look to the side and see how fast the world is going by.
Compared to a horse, it's pretty darned fast. And let's remember, up to this point in time,
horses were the fastest thing going.
1913 or '14 IHC (International Harvester Co) MW (M for Motorwagon, W for water cooled motor). 1913 was the first year for IHC water cooled for the Motorwagon. Earlier years were all air cooled, and called MA (for Motorwagon Air-cooled). IHC did build a few conventional style automobiles at about that time. But they are rarely ever seen. I would have to do some research to give actual years and numbers. But gotta go.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
There was one at Hershey this year:
Keith...you took the thought right outa my lame brain!! I think it is an Internatinal High Wheeler. Noticed it has an Ohio plate. I have a friend who owns two of them...be cool if this happens to be one of them. I don't think there's too many of 'em around. Looks like a rough bunch!
I don't know why but my first impression of this photo is a movie still. Those guys sure aren't holding on for dear life at what? 6 or 7 MPH?
I think the IHC logo half hidden by the license plate pretty well nails it down.
That is a great picture. The driver has that stupid "ripple on a slop bucket" grin on his face. I don't know what's in front of him but he is definitely going for broke. The other two guys aren't so sure.
Charlie, you beat me to it. I also think movie still, when I look at it. How fast must they be going to blow the top off the Auto Wagon
I know someone who owns an air cooled 1902 model. He drives it regularly.
Dick - yep. Laren
I saw an Autowagon at Harrah's swap meet back in 1970. I knew that when my ship came in that is what I wanted. I believe they wanted 1700.00 for it. Of course I only had 100.00 to my name. I have the 1700.00 now but I can not find one for that price. Built a T out of parts and enjoy it, but an Autowagon is still in my dreams.
Here in Australia we have a "highwheeler register" we hold a national tour bi -annually. We were in South Australia last month for the latest event, there were about 25 cars in attendance, in total we probably did 250Km over the five days. once they are sorted mechanically they are fairly reliable.This is my 1908 IHC
And they even have the steering column on the "right" side for y'all down under.
that's because we drive on the "correct" side of the road
But Peter, even the Brits admit,
" A gentleman should not have to shift with his left hand"
My favorite image of this year ....
Years back We owned and toured a 1912 Reo 1 cylinder high wheeler 7 passenger bus. The term bone shaker comes to mind.
While driving down the road Candy was reading tour directions. She screamed at me to stop so she could read the street signs. At 10 mph it vibrated soo bad her eye lids were moving so fast she could not read the street signs.
Easy to start easy to steer and drive damn hard on the back and bones.
Aaron in the IHC you do shift with your right hand.