It's Feb, 20th 2016, we've had a major thaw here in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, and I'm out driving! Enjoy!!!
Wow! That engine is a wonderful contraption. I hope you'll join us in Minnesota for the New London to New Brighton tour one of these years. After listening to your audio commentary on your little February jaunt, I'm sure you'd fit right in.
Thanks, I would love to, but I need someone to tow it down, I don't have a pull vehicle yet....
Great videos, thanks for posting them!
Darren, consider finding a buddy with at least a 20-foot trailer who wants to go to the NL-NB and would let you piggy-back in exchange for sharing expenses. A couple of years ago John Linderman, who has a big 20-horse Stanley, and I with my one-lung Cadillac used my 24-foot trailer and his big diesel truck to take our cars to the NL-NB. It's a fabulous tour, and well worth doing. I've done it twice. Can't go this year, but looking at next.
Another great trip is the Lansing-Dearborn, followed by the Old Car Festival at The Henry Ford. And if you can find someone with a small car and a big trailer to go to Hershey with, you might like the Hershey Hangover. It's a day and a half of touring in brass cars on the Sunday and Monday after the car show. This year there will be alternate, shorter routes for very slow cars, so your Queen would be right at home. The routes, both short and long, will be scenic. I know - I'm the guy who's planning them!
Darren, What a great video thanks for sharing. Now I can't wait to get out and about!
Enjoyed your video, wished we lived closer to each other. I would get our 1910 2 cylinder REO out and tour with you. My first passion is 1 & 2 cylinder brass era vehicles. I also have a 1905 1 cylinder REO that has been in our family since 1958. One & two cylinder's are a real hoot to drive. I take ours on HCCA 1 & 2 cylinder tours.
Have trailered it as far as Wisconsin to attend tours.
There is the remains of a 2 cylinder Queen in Tomb Stone Arizona. It is located on the main street on the south end of town just sitting there. Only the frame and some brackets left....picked over and not much there.
There is NOTHING like a 2 cylinder opposed engine.
I love those things.......
Where's the like button? 😄
Well that bit of code was a happy face
Some day I hope to have a one or two cylinder horseless carriage.
Bill, I remember that feeling. I saved my coil rebuilding and Model T part swapping proceeds for about ten years before the old car savings account was fat enough to solve the problem. A couple of years ago, I was fortunate enough to have a friend offer a rather unique '08 Maxwell LC to me at a price I could almost afford. I took my wife with to look at the car and she fell in love with it. She pulled a few budget strings to make the purchase happen. It's a special little car and I'm proud to own it.
When I got serious about researching 1 & 2-cylinder cars, I learned that there are many runabouts that can be had for the same money as a decent black and brass Model T. If you keep your eyes open, you should have little trouble finding a roadworthy, Maxwell, Brush, or REO for less than $20k. If you want a four-seater or an earlier than '09 2-cylinder, you'll have to spend more. The '09-'12 Maxwells are plentiful and reliable.
Thank you for the encouraging words. I, too, was thinking of Maxwell, REO, or Brush and likely an older restoration which may have degraded cosmetically and yet is still in fair mechanical condition. The piggy bank fills very slowly though. Bill
Runs like a clock. Nice.
I could watch that engine run all day. Wonderful piece of machinery talking there.
Have a local friend that has a 1910 2 cylinder Maxwell that he is thinking about selling. It's an older restoration but a very complete car. Has new leather upholstery and nice top with brass windshield. He wants $25K for the car. Send me a PM if anyone is interested.
15 mph feels more like 60 sitting that high with no windshield and that close to the front. And in cool weather. Thanks for the video of it. I watched a friend spend 40 some years putting a 2 cyl REO together and always wanted one. I'm pleased to finally have a Buick and enjoy it but don't take it to 1 & 2 tours even though some are within a few hundred miles. It is great for around town but If I go very far the T's are good to have.
Enjoy the Queen.
Thanks for all the kind words! Just as an FYI, most of our streets are fairly steep and the videos don't show that. So, for a 1,400 lb car only developing 12 HP, going up hills in high gear, with a 280lb driver, is doing pretty darned good @ 15mph!
On a flat road, the little Queen scoots along at 25-27 MPH for fun. 18 MPH is it's sweet spot, and my safe zone.