This 1910 Thomas Flyer was located and recovered as a basket case from a Long Island, NY barn in 1950-1951 by Henry Austin Clark, Jr. He soon thereafter sold it to Lew Schaefer who restored the car. The car then was purchased by Paul Rutherford of Connecticut, who enjoyed it for several years. Following an accident, Mr. Rutherford restored it again in 1960-1961, after which it received an AACA National First Prize at Hershey in 1961. The Bahre Collection acquired the car in the mid-1970s and has been enjoying it ever since.