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Auto Red Bug also known as Smith Flyer Red Bug 1919

carsc 002_001Automotive Electrical Service Co Ltd, USA

Although these vehicles were made between 1910-1928 and sold well, they were not regarded as a success. They were first made by the American Motor Co and passed through several manufacturers before finally being sold to Automotive Electrical Services – a company producing both petrol and electric models.

The trailing fifth wheel acts as the clutch and can be raised and lowered on the road by a lever alongside the driver. Powered by Briggs and Stratton single-cylinder, air-cooled petrol engine.