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Stutz Bearcat

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quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2011 11:26PM

Ever since I first saw the TV show “The Bearcats” almost 40 years ago I’ve wanted to drive one of these. Like a king sized go-kart it seemed to me and was one of the preeminent sports cars of it’s time, before the term sports car was even invented. Almost 100 years ago it would top out at about the speed limit on today’s interstate highways and must’ve been quite a thrill riding out in the open like that at twice the speed of most other autos on the primitive roads of the time. The Bearcat's biggest rival was the Mercer Raceabout, a similar looking car though much smaller but about as fast. Stutz fans would say, "There's nothing worser than a Mercer," while Mercer fans claimed, "You've gotta be nuts to drive a Stutz."
Hp Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2011 03:56AM

Good to see all the controls on the 'right' side of the car! up yours
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2011 07:11AM

Nothing's perfect.
rogerramjet_2003 Report This Comment
Date: June 19, 2011 11:02AM

Stutz Bearcat
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1914 Stutz Bearcat

The Stutz Bearcat was a well-known American sports car of the pre and post World War One period.

Essentially, the Bearcats were a shorter (120" wheelbase vs 130"winking
smiley, lighter version of the standard Stutz passenger cars chassis. It was originally powered by a 390 in³, 60 horsepower straight-4 engine produced by the Wisconsin Motor Company. Common with racing and sports cars of the period, it featured minimal bodywork consisting of a "dog house" hood, open bucket seats, a tiny "monocle" windscreen in front of the driver, and a cylindrical fuel tank on a short rear deck. Production Bearcats differed from the factory "White Squadron" racers by having fenders, lights and a trunk. Factory literature from 1913 describes the Bearcat as "The Stutz Bearcat, designed to meet the needs of the customer desiring a car built along the lines of a racing car with a slightly higher gear ratio than our normal torpedo roadster, has met with great favor with motor car owners and meets the demand for a car of this class."