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    1910 Studebaker Car Hauler

    Could this be the earliest Studebaker car hauler?

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    Hi Joe, What a great photo. Any chance of getting a copy of that pic to put in the Historic Studebaker Register Newsletter?
    Thanks, Dave..
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    Looks electric....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Looks electric....
    Right, Jeff....looks like an enormous battery pack amidships down below.

    'Neat photo. BP

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    Isn't that the same type of chassis being restored in Bellingham, WA

    http://www.studebaker-info.org/Archi...sdc48981b.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepink53 View Post
    Hi Joe, What a great photo. Any chance of getting a copy of that pic to put in the Historic Studebaker Register Newsletter?
    Thanks, Dave..
    I was looking through Google Images when I came across this picture. Here is a link to where it came from originally:

    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011...d-flatbed.html
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    One vehicle hauling one vehicle? Why not just drive the car? I would think it would more likely be an early tow truck.
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    Box #5 posted a link to the rebuilding efforts of the old chassis; beautiful work being done! Somewhere in there was a plaque from the vehicle stating the vehicle would go 40 miles at 13 mph. Amazing isn't it that at one hundred and eleven years later we have the Chevrolet Volt that can also go about 40 miles on electric power; however, at between 30 and 55 mph. Progress? I suppose I should mention the Tesla Automobile and its fantastic Energy Pack (they have three)...the least expensive will move their new sedan 160 miles on a charge! Next up will go 230 miles and the top of the line battery pack will operate the car 300 miles on a single charge. The car is priced from $50K to $77K depending on the battery pack chosen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdude View Post
    One vehicle hauling one vehicle? Why not just drive the car? I would think it would more likely be an early tow truck.
    Jon, I'm sure that's what they meant. Those first-decade electric trucks were so slow it would be impractical to use one outside a city, as for inter-city travel. This was undoubtedly used just to move disabled vehicles, as you suggest.

    It would take them a proverbial week to get that car from South Bend to Chicago on that truck, given its speed and range. BP

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    It would take them a proverbial week to get that car from South Bend to Chicago on that truck, given its speed and range. BP
    Sounds like a superb adventure!

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    Oh yes -- sounds like the superb first adventure of the Repo Man! All the real automotive advances were in finance, and there is a downside.

    My dad can remember the construction of the street he now lives on, about 1926. Crushed stone was hauled in by electric dump trucks. They did not work a full day, as they had to head back to a depot to recharge. Sorry I can't report what make they were, but dude, he was four years old. His memories of the next year, when he was five, are much more detailed. A guy flew somewhere in an airplane. It was kind of a big deal.

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