To RockHavenFarm, that information on Dr. Garland is priceless. We need to talk. I have found nearly nothing about him other than Census records, vital statistics (his 1921 death) and his brief obituary in the Boston Post. Having no children or heirs to speak of, that likely orphaned the cyclecar until it emerged in an auction after WWII according to the earliest known non-Garland owner I've spoken to whose dad bought it. The son is now 75 years old. To KMike6024, it's engine dates to 1923 by serial number and as you can see it was a high quality customization of the Henderson motorcycle engine -- the front end crank and fan for instance. Other cyclecars were v-twins running Harley or Indian engines, making the few cyclecars with Henderson engines very unique, powerful and desirable. Way to go, Dr. Garland! To Wayne, I am getting more and more comments that it is a Chevrolet transmission, including the town historian of Hanson, MA where this car was reputedly built, whose grandfather (ironically) also grafted a Chevrolet transmission to their Model T, which remains in the family today. Thanks for the postings you guys!
I can be reached at work in Kansas (Chance Rides, Inc. - amusement ride manufacturer) at 800-242-6234 ext. 7770. Jeff