1914 Buick Speedster
1914 Buick Speedster Re-Bodied on a 1929 Buick Roadster. This car was build to resemble the car Mr Louis Chevrolet had raced for Buick. He was a racecar driver, born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. In 1914, Buick held several AAA speed records, thirty of which would still stand a decade later. On July 17th, 1913, a Buick Model 10 of 1910 vintage became the first car to climb Pike's Peak unassisted. Mr. Chevrolet a renown for his racing skills and having been hired as a Buick racing driver, it was inevitable that he would meet up with William C Durant. William C. Durant founded General Motors in 1908 to combine Buick, Oldsmobile and Cadillac with a capital stock of $12.5 million. All Buicks had four-cylinder power this year. Buick launched its first six-cylinder (a 48bhp unit) in 1914. This Speedster holds a 1929 six-cylinder Buick engine and running gear. This car was driven in the toughest Great Race ever from Ottawa, Canada to Mexico City Mexico. The car survived the 4,500 mile trip. In 1995, the Great Race began in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario on Canada Day before 300,000 people. The route went through Washington, D.C.; and ended in Mexico City, thereby reaching the capitals of all three North American countries – Canada, the United States and Mexico.