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#1 THead

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 13:51

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This is the Anderson Special that was based out of Kansas City, MO. It was driven by A.F. Scott and was entered in three races on the 1915 AAA championship trail.
We are looking for more info about the make-up of the car, Scott and the owner.

Stop by TheOldMotor.com to see enlargements of this interesting car along w/press articles that have been found.

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#2 Michael Ferner

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 22:25

The driver is Andy F. Scott, who I believe had been a riding mechanic with the Stutz factory team before - I can't find my notes on the subject in a hurry, so this is from memory. I always believed the car to have been a Stutz special, but I'd never seen a picture before. The general layout of the car appears to conform to the Stutz pattern, i.e. RHD and LHE, and the frame looks "Stutz-ish", too. However, that is not much to go by.

Scott appears to have been from Oklahoma, originally, although just now I can't say how or why. As for the car's performance, it retired at Sioux City after 28 laps (56 miles) with a split fuel tank, and for unspecified reasons at 260 laps/miles at Des Moines. It does not seem to have arrived at Elgin, as it was not mentioned in practice reports and the driver was still reported missing two days before the race.

#3 THead

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 17:04

The driver is Andy F. Scott, who I believe had been a riding mechanic with the Stutz factory team before - I can't find my notes on the subject in a hurry, so this is from memory. I always believed the car to have been a Stutz special, but I'd never seen a picture before. The general layout of the car appears to conform to the Stutz pattern, i.e. RHD and LHE, and the frame looks "Stutz-ish", too. However, that is not much to go by.

Scott appears to have been from Oklahoma, originally, although just now I can't say how or why. As for the car's performance, it retired at Sioux City after 28 laps (56 miles) with a split fuel tank, and for unspecified reasons at 260 laps/miles at Des Moines. It does not seem to have arrived at Elgin, as it was not mentioned in practice reports and the driver was still reported missing two days before the race.



Michael thanks for the information......I will update the post on The Old Motor.