|John Walsh's 1910 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-QQ|
I'm on my way to Amelia Island for the Concours and related events, but before I leave I thought I'd share a sneak peak at a friend's 1910 Pierce-Arrow model 66-QQ. It's making it's first public showing at Amelia after an 8 year restoration process (much of it by the owner). I can't wait to see it under power.
1910 was the first year for the Model 66-QQ - the largest of the Pierce-Arrow in their lineup and the largest production engine (C.I.D) by an American manufacturer until the muscle car era. The Model 66-QQ is a massive car (even in it's day) and Pierce-Arrow produced only a small number (under 200 in 1910). Few Model 66's survive and this car is one of just three 1910's that I know of.
The year 1910 was a momentous one for the company as they move to producing only 6 cylinder cars; it was also the year they lost their founder - George N. Pierce. The company prospered throughout the next decade, making some of the finest automobiles in America, only to succumb to competitive pressures in 1938.
|The Automobile, March 31, 1910|
|The Horseless Age, August 25, 1909|