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Flymall February Newsletter 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Welcome to the Flymall/Kraemer Aviation February 2015 newsletter. 

Spring is just around the corner.  That means air shows, airport open house events, car shows, and more.  If you’re looking for something to do visit our events calendar found on our home page Flymall.org – http://flymall.org/events/.  With over 26 categories, there is something for everyone.  If you are looking for events that the proceeds benefit your favorite charity you can search our events calendar for key words such as “alzheimer’s” or “cancer”.  You can also have our calendar email you a reminder about an event.

Some good news for aircraft owners, aircraft sales are on the upward trend.  Piston aircraft are holding their value and some have increased in value.  Project aircraft and fixer-uppers are hot right now.  Seems that buyers are willing to buy a project and put a little money into it to get it flying.  View our used aircraft inventory here http://flymall.org/magento/index.php/used-aircraft.html.

Car show news: We had our 1912 Auto Carrier in the Timonium Motorcycle Show earlier in February.  This was our first time showing this vehicle and it won first place in its class and best antique of the show.  For more information on the Auto Carrier see http://flymall.org/magento/index.php/car-shows/1912-auto-carrier-delivery-box-van.html. 

For the car enthusiasts we have a Classic Car Cruise In page found on our home page http://flymall.org/ – just click on the Classic Car Cruise In icon in the center of the page.  Here we have information on local (Montgomery County, Maryland) cruise ins and we also have a link to our events calendar there. 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for our March newsletter. Hope to see you at some of the air shows, airport open house events, car shows, etc.  To view our appearance schedule to find out where we’ll be see http://flymall.org/flight-training.html#schedule.

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1913 Scripps Booth Bi-Autogo

Monday, February 16th, 2015

 

 

Seating for three and powered by Detroit’s first V8 engine, the Bi-Autogo is a vehicle that has slipped through the cracks of history books.  Designed and built by James Scripps Booth, beginning at the age of 20, the Bi-Autogo was intended to be produced as an exclusive sports car for a select clientele. Despite its relative anonymity, the Bi-Autogo introduced many features to the automotive industry; including, the disappearing armrest and push button horn. Two pairs of landing wheels were used to maintain balance when motionless or traveling at less than 25 mph. While the engine and drive mechanism worked perfectly, the steering was problematic, and could not be remedied.  Specifications: 45 hp, 332 ci, V-8 engine. Production cost $25,000. Wheelbase: 140 inches, weight:3200 pounds. The starter was pneumatic as in marine engines, see red inlets on cylinders; or hand crank start. The Bi-Autogo won the blue ribbon as the most popular car in the Automotive Golden Jubilee Antique Car Show in 1946, 33 years after production.

 

Designed and built by Detroit artist & engineer James Scripps Booth, it had the usual two wheels, spooked wooden ones), plus two pairs of smaller, retractable outrigger wheels (an idea that has resurfaced since) in the three-seater body.  It had a 45 hp V8 engine, the first of its kind from a Detroit company, with an external copper tube radiator, and a weight of 3,200-lb.  Just one was built. It is on display at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine.

 

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