Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Centennial birthday Hunt Special... the only full size automobile that has been built in San Diego








these are the largest size tires ever factory installed according to the docents at the Nethercutt Museum
Did the Hunt brothers, who only made this one vehicle, feel the need to plaster their name all over it for posterity to remember them? Or so they would gain local recognition and drum up business?



It's part of the J Cooley collection on permanent display at the Cooley Museum in San Diego at the corner of Park and El Cajon blvd.
For my previous post on the Cooley Museum: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2008/05/almost-unknown-but-incredibly.html
this was nicknamed "Alkali Ike" early in it's use, for a silent film star.

the March April issue of the Horseless Carriage Gazette has a full article on it, with photos of the original build, and the find and restoration of the Hunt.. it was stored for 45 years in a barn in Mexico

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