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On 9/4/2020 at 8:00 PM, Brian Austin said:

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That is way cool! Yeah, I'd build me that in a kit. If you don't mind me asking g, what type of motorbike is it and what year? Still a cool thing to see.

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1 hour ago, BlackSheep214 said:

That is way cool! Yeah, I'd build me that in a kit. If you don't mind me asking g, what type of motorbike is it and what year? Still a cool thing to see.

That is a 1913 Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo, and I'd buy a kit too.

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I'm thinking with Round2 reissuing the Racers Wedge, we'll be seeing several builds with different cabs in front of them. 

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The ability to make multiple versions is actually an argument in favour of doing more classic cars.  For example, Monogram put out a Duesenberg Torpedo Phaeton, a town car, a roadster and a boat tailed speedster, all based off the same chassis and fenders.

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I wouldn't term the Bi-Autogo as a mere motorbike.  It happens to be a large two-wheeled automobile with small retractable wheels for balance.  Driver sits in the middle of the cab with two side-by-side seats just behind.  Power is V-8, and can get up to about 20MPH!  Prototype completed in 1913.  Apparently the builder never intended to put the design into commercial production.

 

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/search/catch_all_fields_mt%3A(bi-autogo) OR catch_all_fields_et%3A(bi-autogo)

 

https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Automobile/ebvqyfXNpNUC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=bi-autogo&pg=PA390&printsec=frontcover

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On 8/31/2020 at 8:43 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

No interest in this "ramp truck" for me.

I would however be delighted to see any '50s or '60s vintage Dodge half ton.

 

Preferably one of these. ;)

 

 

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Steve

 

Here's one I have in the stash.

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Please excuse me if I saw the subject line and thought it was about an honest, up to date 289 Cobra kit.  Silly me.

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As for the 57 Olds I found a 1/24 diecast 57 race car I forgot I had and might think about making it look  stock or a hot rod if I could ever find the time.

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On 9/15/2020 at 11:12 AM, Brian Austin said:

I wouldn't term the Bi-Autogo as a mere motorbike.  It happens to be a large two-wheeled automobile with small retractable wheels for balance. 

Sort of the same idea as the 1914 Militaire. It was marketed to the rich as a "2-wheeled automobile" for city use.  Those "training wheels" automatically lowered when the machine stopped, then retracted when it moved off again.

The manufacturer provided a few of these to the U.S. Army during World War I,  which shipped them to France for test and evaluation. Epic fail. This thing was just too heavy and clumsy to move around in muddy and shell-holed battlefield conditions. And the location of that shifter is downright scary.

We do have a plastic model kit of it, in 1/16 scale from Entex and Aoshima.  It is not known as an easy build.

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