Another Reo, this time hauling 1951 Kaisers.
The peekaboo window on the trailer is a neat marketing gimmick. You could put your “surprising” new model there.
Or is it mostly just an access point into the “tunnel” so that at least one door will be likely to open?
The REO Gold Comet trucks were some of the most rugged available at the time. Ironically, when Kaiser was desperately casing about for another larger engine to replace their ‘fork-lift’ Continental-derived 226 ci L-head six cylinder, they investigated REO’s OHV six cylinder Gold Comet engine which turned out to be too heavy and not much of a performance improvement ,
Reminds me of seeing Reo dump trucks at neighborhood construction sites in the 60’s – tough trucks…
The Kaisers are beautiful – and reminds me that I need to go read “The Last Onslaught on Detroit” again after some 30 years…
That doesn’t look like the Willow Run plant in the background. The carrier is from LA, so that could well be the Long Beach assembly plant.
When I was a kid in school, the school bus I rode “exchanged” passengers with a REO school bus. Not having access to an extensive auto library source it took me a few years to find out the story behind the brand.
I started riding a school bus in 1957 and that REO worked day in, day out every day at least until the mid 60s when my family moved to within walking distance of school.
I think I may have seen nearly as many Kaisers on the road over the years as I have seen REO trucks.
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