A Name You'll Never Forget - Most Powerful Brass Era Car, pre-1916 by Rusty O.

Never mind your Trans Ams, your Boss Mustangs, even your Hemi Charger Daytonas.

For the most awesomely named performance car, I give you the Apperson "Big Dick" -

1907-1908 Apperson Big Dick, 96hp For those with $15,000 to spend, Apperson would put their race engine in a 50hp Jackrabbit runabout to create the Big Dick. A 96hp racing runabout, the Big Dick actually had the highest advertised horsepower in an American automobile through 1914. It had open exhaust and a 6 1/4-inch bore and 5 1/2-inch stroke, for 675-cu.in. Amazingly, the company sold 15 of them, and that in the face of competition from Locomobile's own $15,000 short stroke 990.1-cu.in., 90hp Cup Racer (the factory claimed 120hp for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup car upon which it was based).

Thank you to Rusty O'Toole

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Comment by Cadillac Bill on February 25, 2019 at 8:40am

Chuck,

Our 1903 Columbus Electric folding top runabout - once owned by Zasu Pitts (film star) acquired from Harold Coker that he gave to his wife Lil in 2009 as a Christmas present. "Vehicle of Distinction" at Atlanta Concourse, Sept 30, 2018 

Our 1908 Thomas Flyer. 4/60 four cylinder, 60 Hp. ex Wolfgang Gawor Collection (Full concourse restoration). Atlanta Concourse - "Vehicle of Distinction". We live in Stone Mountain Georgia, near Atlanta.

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