A mammoth Studebaker "Giant Car" roadster is seen in South Bend, Indiana.
South Bend Indiana USA Date:1931, March 2 Duration:1 min 21 sec Sound:NO SOUND
In South Bend, Indiana, views of a "Giant Car" Studebaker roadster built by a group of 60 craftsmen working under Studebaker's Paul Auman. This giant scale version 1931 model 80 Studebaker Four Season Roadster was used in the film "Wild Flowers." The Giant Car is 41 feet long with a wheel base of 325 inches. It is 13 1/2 feet high, 15 feet wide, and weighed 5 1/2 tons. Men drive up beside the giant President roadster in a normal vehicle. Some use a rope ladder to climb up into the giant car and others climb up the wheel fender and then onto the hood. A boy is shown trying unsuccessfully to climb up a giant wheel of the car (each wire wheel was 6 feet 8 inches in diameter and weighed 600 pounds). The boy's small pedal car is seen beside the Giant Car tire. A police officer in a motorcycle rides up beside the giant car. He places a board-style 'Police Ticket' on the running board and then climbs up onto the running board to present the ticket to a woman who is behind the wheel of the giant roadster.
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