1920 Argonne Video

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19 Jul 2012 17:48 #23171 by AKcarmuseum
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Thought you might enjoy seeing & hearing our 1920 Argonne in action. This is one of only 24 Argonnes built and the only known survivor. Only the last two produced carried a Rochester-Duesenberg walking beam engine.

[url:2s3yp9fd]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxmEXK0-Tac&feature=plcp[/url:2s3yp9fd][/url]

Nancy DeWitt, Historian
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Fairbanks, Alaska
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19 Jul 2012 19:28 #23172 by Tom_Parkinson
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Hi,

What a splendid car and a splendid video. Thank you for sharing.

--Tom

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19 Jul 2012 22:55 #23173 by Chris Summers
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I love that car and am thrilled it is still being run. 23-skidoo!

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20 Jul 2012 10:15 #23174 by landmark
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AKcarmuseum wrote: Thought you might enjoy seeing & hearing our 1920 Argonne in action. This is one of only 24 Argonnes built and the only known survivor. Only the last two produced carried a Rochester-Duesenberg walking beam engine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxmEXK0-Tac&feature=plcp [/url]



Very good looking car with a cool motorsound.

Thank you for sharing!

Matt

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ist selten ganz besonders gut

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20 Jul 2012 20:07 #23175 by Mike Dube
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That Argonne was something to see. I watched the video of them tooling around in the Model T Sno-Flyer also. Don't see those everyday.

It's great they get at least some of their cars out and about, so many museum cars rot mechanically.

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23 Jul 2012 17:24 #23193 by AKcarmuseum
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Matt, Here's some more info on the Argonne if you're interested. We had this translated into German for our new audio tour.

Dieser sportliche Argonne aus dem Jahr 1920 wurde jahrzehntelang f?lschlicherweise f?r einen 1918 Biddle Sportwagen gehalten. Otto Bieler, sein Erfinder, arbeitete f?r Argonne und Biddle, was die Aehnlichkeit erkl?rt. Die stilistischen Merkmale des Argonne und des Biddle sind deshalb Bieler zuzuschreiben und waren ungeheuer modern. Der scharfkantige, zugespitzte K?hler, die dicht unter dem Kotfl?gel sitzenden Reifen, Speichenr?der, eine gew?lbte Windschutzscheibe und Trittbretter waren die Vorlagen f?r Autos der 30-er Jahre. Der Kofferraum war so konzipiert, da? Golfschl?ger hineinpa?ten. Aus genauen Nachforschungen um 1970 wissen wir, da? der vor Ihnen stehende Argonne wahrscheinlich das einzig ?berlebende von nur 24 gebauten Autos ist, und eines von zwei Argonnes, die gebaut wurden, um den ber?hmten Rochester- D?senberg Hubbalkenmotor zu fahren. Verglichen mit dem Ford Model T und seinen 20 PS war der 100PS Motor des Argonne f?r seine Zeit ausgesprochen leistungsf?hig. Obwohl die leuchtenden Lackfarben nicht die Originalfarben sind, geben sie doch einen zutreffenden Eindruck dieser Zeit.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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