1925 REO Speedwagon news, pictures, specifications, and information
In 1904, Ransom E. Olds left the Oldsmobile Motor Car Company because of differences with his partners over the size of the automobiles that they produced. Mr. Olds wish to continue production of a smaller car.
In October of 1904, Ransom Olds produced his first car using his initials REO. he could not use the name Oldsmobile because it was property of his former company.
REO started production of trucks in 1909, and became well known for their durability. The REO Speedwagon set the standard for power and durability. Ransom Olds retired from the company in 1923, and died in 1950. White Truck bought out the company in 1957 and the trucks were renamed to Diamond REO. The REO nameplate was retired in 1974.
A Combination Fire Engine means it has two ways for pressurizing water. The large brass tank mounted behind the seat is a chemical tank, which contained 44 gallons of soda water solution. When the fire fighters would arrive at the fires they would turn the handle on top of the tank and break a seal on a jar of acid that would mix with the soda water. This would start a chemical reaction and pressurize the water in the tank for fire fighting.
Located under the seat is a Rotary Gear pump that once a water supply is established can pressurize water for fire fighting. This pump can pump 300 gallons of water per minute.
This fire truck remained in service for over 25 years and was retired in the mid 1950's. It was featured in the national publication 'Engine Engine.' It is an award winner in regional shows.
|RARE REUNION: CHRYSLER CONCEPT CARS GATHER AT AMELIA, 2014|
|Nine rare and important Chrysler Concept Cars from the forties, fifties and sixties will be presented together for the first time at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 9, 2014. From the two-seat Chrysler Thunderbolt roadster and the dual-cowl Chrysler Newport of 1941 through the radical 1963 Chrysler Turbine car, Amelia's Chrysler Concept Car Class shows the genesis of the styling and engineering philosophy that summoned Chrysler's industry-changing 'Forward Look...[Read more...]|
|Mecum Marathon – Results From Kissimmee 2014|
|Walworth, WI - January 31, 2014 -- The largest collector car auction in the world lived up to its moniker once again with Mecum's Kissimmee, Fla., event, held Jan. 17-26, offering a grand total of 2,750 cars and more than 3,000 items of Road Art throughout the 10 days of heated bidding and hard-hammering sales. Auction sales reached a hefty $63,435,490 in total with 1,759 of the vehicles exchanging hands for a sell-through rate of 64 percent. Despite nationwide weather conundrums resul...[Read more...]|
|SILVERADO'S PICK-UP BOX MAKES TOUGH JOBS EASIER|
|DETROIT – When it comes to pickup trucks, the usability of the back end is just as important as the power under the hood. Customer-focused innovations to the cargo box of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado were designed to make it easier to see, secure and access what's back there. 'Silverado owners are the doers of the world,' said Lloyd Biermann, Silverado marketing manager. 'Our goal when designing the Silverado's pickup box was to create something that was stronger, more durable and vers...[Read more...]|
|Steve McQueen Chevrolet Styleline Leads Exciting List of Celebrity Rides At Auctions America's Ford Lauderdale Sale|
|• Auctions America kicks off its 2013 calendar, March 22 – 24, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida • Regarded as South Florida's premier collector car auction, multi-day sale expected to feature more than 550 quality collector cars • Star attraction: 1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe Convertible formerly owned by Steve McQueen to be offered at no reserve • Additional highlights include a diverse assortment of 1950s convertibles from 'The Gauthier Collection', 1967 Dodge Coronet WO23 Hemi Super Sto...[Read more...]|
|Sold! Barrett-Jackson's 5000 Series Generates More Than $29.2 Million In Scottsdale|
|Original 1966 TV Batmobile Sells for $4.62 Million at The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ and New World Records are Set January 19, 2013 •LOT #5037 The Original Batmobile is the highest selling car at the company's annual Scottsdale Auction •LOT #5019 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport sets a new world record for the model •LOT #5034 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept Convertible sets a new world record for Chrysler concept cars Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jan. 20, 2013) – Barr...[Read more...]|
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.