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Early, Early Pierce Photo: 1901

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I saw this today reading Cycle & Automobile Trade Journal, VOL 6, No. 4, p. 20, from October 1st, 1901. It is from the NY to Buffalo Endurance Run, a 400-mile event starting 9/9/01. 82 vehicles competed, including 5 from the Ohio Automobile Company, 3 Whites, 3 Wintons, 3 De Dion Boutons, and two 1901 Pierces. Pictured is a Knox and a Pierce. I thought some Pierce-Arrow Society members would get a kick out of the photo. The  conclusions about the different machines stated:  "The two light gasoline rigs entered by George N. Pierce & Co., Buffalo, NY were the wonder of the run. Their complete weight when loaded is only 600lbs., and they were equipped with 2  3/4 HP motors. Yet they made their entire run at a speed of 14 mph. ...They carry a gasoline supply for 100 miles and water for cooling engine for 45 miles. ..."

 

 

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Love the three wheel Knox. As well as the Pierce!

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They could use one of these at the Pierce-Arrow Museum. As I recall, Ed, they had a 1903 or '04 Stanhope when I was at the Gilmore Gathering six years ago, but not a first-year-of-manufacture Motorette. 

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Jeff they still have the Stanhope on display. Fortunately they have had many cars donated and the display is now quite diverse, and they are working on upgrading the cars for both condition and body style. There is talk about expanding the museum in the near future.

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