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REO Mountaineer: 1906

REO Mountaineer: 1906

June 1906. "REO Mountaineer, New York to San Francisco and back." Percy Megargel and David Fassett on 162nd Street in the Bronx at the end of their 10-month, 11,000-mile trip in a 16-horsepower REO (Ransom E. Olds) touring car. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Although he only made a one way trip, he did it 3 years earlier in a 20 HP Winton. A great story and an even better Ken Burns documentary. And it all started with a 50 dollar bet.

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I wonder if the rifle was optional equipment.


Wilford Brimley (left) and Rudyard Kipling (right) were both there.


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Underpowerd Wonder

Wow. I often feel my Honda CRV is woefully underpowered at 185HP. Am amazed that, at 16HP, the REO could even pull itself over the Rockies, much less with passengers and accompanying stuff.

REO Not-so Speedwagon

My great-grandfather had a small bus operation serving Edinburgh, Peebles & Dumfries. They had several REO buses in the early days but later replaced these with better-lasting products from Thornycroft, Albion and the like. Story was REO = Ruins Every Operator!

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