In celebration of the centennial of the Inaugural Indy 500 Race this May, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is currently looking for cars representing the 24 manufacturers that competed in 1911 and were built from 1911 to 1961. Since American Locomotive Company ceased its Alco car production in 1913 and there are only 12 original, restored and rebuilt Alcos existing today, finding an appropriate Alco car to participate in this historic Indy car show is a real challenge.
Let's first see if the Alco "12" can be found.
Three Alcos have previously been described on VanderbiltCupRaces.com. Alco #4 is a beautiful 1913 Alco convertible touring car formerly owned by the Milhous Museum in Boca Raton, Florida:
In January 2012 the car was auctioned for $506,000 in Boca Raton.
All images courtesy of the Milhous Museum
A close-up of the six cylinder, 60-HP engine
Specifications for a similar 1912 Alco touring car
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com and the Internet: