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The Beggs Motor Car Co.
Kansas City, Missouri

In 1917 The Beggs Wagon Co., which for 25 years had been building farm wagons changed its name and product. By 1919 The Beggs Motor Car Co. was building an American Automobile called the Beggs in Kansas City.

S. M. Beggs was president, C. F. Hutchings and J. S. Lapsley were vice-presidents and Earl Akers, treasurer.

The Beggs was a typical assembled car using standard components of the time including a Continental six cylinder engine. The first Beggs was a $800.00 Model 19 Touring Car equipped with a six cylinder engine that developed 25 horsepower. By 1920 a $1,000.00 Touring Car was produced. In 1921 a Beggs $1,775.00 five passenger Touring Car, a $2,775.00 5-7 passenger Sedan and a $1,975.00 4 passenger Sporster were built. The wheelbase was 120 inches.

1920 Beggs Touring Car
1920 Beggs Touring Car

The 1920 Beggs Touring Car was equipped with a water cooled L-head six cylinder engine that developed 25 horsepower. The bore was 3 1/4 inches and the stroke was 4 1/2 inches. It used a Stromberg carburetor, Connecticut ignition, Exide battery, Auto-Light starter and lighting. In addition the Beggs had a three speed transmission, Stampar rear axle, 33 inch x 4 inch rims and Firestone tires.

We are looking for Beggs automobile photographs or vintage Beggs advertising for this web page. In the mean time enjoy this Firestone Tire ad from a vintage 1913 magazine.

1913 Firestone Advertisement
1913 Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Advertisement

In this 1913 Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. advertisement it's Non-Skid tires - "Cost More To Build - Cost Less To Use." and that they were "America's Largest Exclusive Tire and Rim Makers."

1920 Oldsmobile Touring Car
1920 Oldsmobile Touring Car

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