View our 1910 Brush Model D literature here:
1910 Brush Model D
Donated in 2017 by Don & Micky Bohne, Crosby, TX
Self-labeled “The Everyman’s Car”, the Brush was one of the most popular small cars of its era. When people who’ve heard of a Brush think about the vehicle today, they think about the vehicle’s use of oak, hickory and maple hardwoods as axles and frame. The car’s designer, Alanson P. Brush, had a hand in the first single-cylinder Cadillac in 1902 and would also go on to design cars for Oakland, General Motors and Pontiac.
Built in Detroit, MI from 1907-1912, the Brush was an early adopter of left-hand drive – a design feature that allowed passengers to avoid muddy conditions when disembarking the vehicle.
This 1910 Model D is powered by 1-cylinder generating 20 horsepower. The engine is cranked counterclockwise – another design feature unique to Brush. Speeds of 40 mph were promised in sales literature which also state that the car’s “power is astonishing. It responds to throttle instantly and eats up the hills.”
The vehicle has two forward speeds and reverse and used an internal expanding braking system in the rear sprocket hubs. Four “unbreakable spiral springs at extreme four corners” provided vehicle cushion while driving. The car sold new for $485.
AACA is very grateful for the donation of this car and two others to benefit our club. 2014 AACA National President Micky Bohne and her husband Don have been two of our club’s strongest supporters in more ways than we ever can count. We are immensely honored and appreciative for these generous gifts.