Auto Red Bug

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The Auto Red Bug automobiles were early microcars. Originally called the "Flyer", they were an originally made by A.O. Smith who then sold the rights to Briggs & Stratton. It was sold in a variety of configurations including gasoline and electric models of varying sizes between 1910 and 1928.

Primarily manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, by the American Motor Vehicle Company, from 1916 to 1920,[1] it was also manufactured by Automotive Electric Services of New York and Automotive Standards of New Jersey at other times. They were sold in the US, UK and France mostly as a novelty for the wealthy but also for transportation within resorts and at amusement parks.

Today they are quite rare and expensive, but replicas and kits have been sold.


  1. ^ Horvath, Dennis E. "Indiana Built". Archived from the original on 2015-01-24. Retrieved 24 January 2015.

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